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BAG OF BONES: THE SENSATIONAL GRAVE ROBBERY OF THE MERCHANT PRINCE OF MANHATTAN

Written by Conway, J North
Completing J. North Conway's widely acclaimed trilogy of Gilded Age New York City Crime--following King of Heists and The Big Policeman--Bag of Bones combines the era's affluence, decadence, and corruption with a gruesome deed fit for the tabloids of today. In 1878, the body of multi-millionaire A. T. Stewart was stolen from St. Mark's Churchyard.
June 4, 2013 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 289 Pages |
$16.95
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GANGLAND NEW YORK: THE PLACES AND FACES OF MOB HISTORY

Written by DeStefano, Anthony M
Get a taste of New York's underworld by seeing where mobsters lived, worked, ate, played, and died. From the Bowery Boys and the Five Points Gang through the rise of the Jewish "Kosher Nostra" and the ascendance of the Italian Mafia, mobsters have played a major role in the city's history, lurking just around the corner or inside that nondescript building.
July 1, 2015 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 216 Pages |
$19.95
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NEW YORK RISING: A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY REAL ESTATE

Written by Ascher, Kate
New York Rising is an illustrated history of real estate development in Manhattan, a story of speculation and innovation--of the big ideas, big personalities, and big risks that collectively shaped a city like no other. From the first European settlement in the seventeenth century through the skyscrapers and large-scale urban planning schemes of the late twentieth century, this book pre
November 20, 2018 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press | 264 Pages |
$60.00
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WHAT GOES UP: THE RIGHT AND WRONGS TO THE CITY

Written by Sorkin, Michael
A radical architect examines the changing fortunes of the contemporary city
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | Verso | 368 Pages |
$34.95
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SAVING CENTRAL PARK: A HISTORY AND A MEMOIR

Written by Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow
The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a mast
May 15, 2018 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 336 Pages |
$30.00
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SUNNY'S NIGHTS: LOST AND FOUND AT A BAR ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

Written by Sultan, Tim
Imagine that Alice had walked into a bar instead of falling down the rabbit hole. In the tradition of J. R.
March 20, 2018 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 288 Pages |
$17.00
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LOST BRITISH FORTS OF LONG ISLAND

Written by Griffin, David M
Author David M. Griffin uncovers the lost history and harrowing stories of Long Island's British forts.When the Revolutionary War broke out and New York City had fallen in 1776, the forces of the king of Great Britain developed a netw
July 17, 2017 | Paperback | History Press | 144 Pages |
$28.99
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PATRIOT NUMBER ONE: AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINATOWN

Written by Hilgers, Lauren
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BYNew York Times Critics - Wall Street Journal - Kirkus Reviews Christian Science Monitor - San Francisco ChronicleFinalist for the PEN Jacqueline Bograd Weld Biography Award
March 20, 2018 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 336 Pages |
$27.00
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BROADWAY: A HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY IN THIRTEEN MILES

Written by Leadon, Fran
In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 528 Pages |
$35.00
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FEAR CITY: NEW YORK'S FISCAL CRISIS AND THE RISE OF AUSTERITY POLITICS

Written by Phillips-Fein, Kim
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST An epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country's largest metropolis fail?
April 10, 2018 | Paperback | Picador USA | 432 Pages |
$20.00

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