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QUEER NEW YORK: GEOGRAPHIES OF LESBIANS, DYKES, AND QUEERS

Written by Gieseking, Jen Jack
Winner, 2021 Glenda Laws Award given by the American Association of Geographers The first lesbian and queer historical geography of New York City Over the past few decades, rapid gentrification in New York City has led to the disappearance of many lesbian and queer spaces, displacing some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community.
September 15, 2020 | Paperback | New York University Press | 336 Pages |
$30.00
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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AND HOW IT GOT THAT WAY

Written by Davey, Colin
Tells the story of the building of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, a story of history, politics, science, and exploration, including the roles of American presidents, New York power brokers, museum presidents, planetarium directors, polar and African explorers, and German rocket scientists. The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City'
November 3, 2020 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 278 Pages |
$19.95
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SUBWAY: THE CURIOSITIES, SECRETS, AND UNOFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT SYSTEM

Written by Morris, John E
This dynamic visual history of the world's largest transit system -- in all its intriguing, colorful, and even seedy glory -- is packed with fascinating facts and hundreds of compelling photographs.
October 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 264 Pages |
$30.00
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IT'S A HELLUVA TOWN: JOAN K. DAVIDSON, THE J.M. KAPLAN FUND, AND THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER NEW YORK

Written by Gratz, Roberta Brandes
Learn about key moments in New York City's development, starting with the history of the J.M. Kaplan Fund and its role in shaping the city from World War II to the present.
November 10, 2020 | Hardcover | Bold Type Books | 256 Pages |
$28.00
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VALENTINO AFFAIR: THE JAZZ AGE MURDER SCANDAL THAT SHOCKED NEW YORK SOCIETY AND GRIPPED THE WORLD

Written by Evans, Colin
In 1922, Rudolph Valentino was one of the most famous men alive. But few knew that the star had a dirty secret that he desperately wanted to bury. The lurid tale began a decade earlier when former Yale football star and notorious playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines across three continents by pursuing the beautiful young Chilean heiress Blanca Errázuriz, known as the Star of Santiago.
October 22, 2020 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 304 Pages |
$18.95
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GOTHAM RISING: NEW YORK IN THE 1930S

Written by Stewart, Jules
Often described as the greatest city in the world, New York is one of the iconic cities of the world. Yet much of its architecture and culture which so defines the city we know today only came into being in the 1930s, in what was perhaps the most significant decade in the city's 400 year history.
December 10, 2020 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 304 Pages |
$26.95
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NOTABLE NEW YORKERS OF MANHATTAN'S UPPER WEST SIDE: BLOOMINGDALE-MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

Written by Mackin, Jim
Nearly 600 captivating stories of notable former residents of Manhattan's Upper West Side, some famous, some forgotten What do Humphrey Bogart and Patty Hill (co-author of "Happy Birthday," the most popular song of all time) have in common?
November 24, 2020 | Paperback | Fordham University Press | 464 Pages |
$34.95
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NEIGHBORHOOD MANHATTAN FORGOT: AUDUBON PARK AND THE FAMILIES WHO SHAPED IT

Written by Spady, Matthew
Audubon Park's journey from farmland to cityscape The study of Audubon Park's origins, maturation, and disappearance is at root the study of a rural society evolving into an urban community, an examination of the relationship between people and the land they inhabit.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Fordham University Press | 320 Pages |
$34.95
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GOD IN GOTHAM: THE MIRACLE OF RELIGION IN MODERN MANHATTAN

Written by Butler, Jon
A master historian traces the flourishing of organized religion in Manhattan between the 1880s and the 1960s, revealing how faith adapted and thrived in the supposed capital of American secularism. In Gilded Age Manhattan, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant leaders agonized over the fate of traditional religious practice amid chaotic and multiplying pluralism.
September 29, 2020 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 320 Pages |
$29.95
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ENCHANTED NEW YORK: A JOURNEY ALONG BROADWAY THROUGH MANHATTAN'S MAGICAL PAST

Written by Dann, Kevin
A fantastical field guide to the hidden history of New York's magical past Manhattan has a pervasive quality of glamour-a heightened sense of personality generated by a place whose cinematic, literary, and commercial celebrity lends an aura of the fantastic to even its most commonplace locales. Enchanted New York chronicles an alternate history of this magical isle.
October 27, 2020 | Paperback | New York University Press | 352 Pages |
$22.50

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