Ny History

product image

AMERICAN RHAPSODY: WRITERS, MUSICIANS, MOVIE STARS, AND ONE GREAT BUILDING

Written by Pierpont, Claudia Roth
The stories of America's most extraordinary strivers and their failures and triumphs Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture.
May 9, 2017 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 320 Pages |
$16.00
product image

BIOGRAPHY OF A TENEMENT HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY: AN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF 97 ORCHARD STREET

Written by Dolkart, Andrew S
"I trace my ancestry back to the Mayflower," writes Andrew S. Dolkart. "Not to the legendary ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620, but to the more prosaic tenement on the southeast corner of East Broadway and Clinton Street named the Mayflower, where my father was born in 1914 to Russian-Jewish immigrants."
March 3, 2017 | Paperback | University of Virginia Press | 152 Pages |
$19.50
product image

DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK

Written by Cook, Clarence C
A new facsimile edition of a classic work on New York's architectural masterpiece--Central Park
May 23, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 240 Pages |
$25.00
product image

CITY ON A GRID: HOW NEW YORK BECAME NEW YORK

Written by Koeppel, Gerard
Winner of the 2015New York City Book Award The never-before-told story of the grid that ate ManhattanYou either love it or hate it, but nothing says New York like the street grid of Manhattan. This is its story.Praise for City on a Grid
April 4, 2017 | Paperback | Da Capo Press | 336 Pages |
$17.99
product image

TWO AND TWO: MCSORLEY'S, MY DAD, AND ME

Written by Bartholomew, Rafe
A deeply stirring memoir of fathers, sons, and the oldest bar in New York City. Since it opened in 1854, McSorley's Old Ale House has been a New York institution. This is the landmark watering hole where Abraham Lincoln campaigned and Boss Tweed kicked back with the Tammany Hall machine. Where a pair of Houdini's handcuffs found their final resting place.
May 9, 2017 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 288 Pages |
$27.00
product image

OPULENT INTERIORS OF THE GILDED AGE: ALL 203 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM "ARTISTIC HOUSES," WITH NEW TEXT

Written by McQuillin, Steven
Originally published in 1883 to 1884, Artistic Houses comprised more than 200 photographs of the interiors of the homes of the well-to-do, with commentary on the woodwork, wall coverings, color schemes, and other aspects of interior decor.
June 20, 2016 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 192 Pages |
$19.95
product image

HISTORIC LANDMARKS OF OLD NEW YORK

Written by Museyon Guides
Discover Manhattan's historic landmarks through beautiful photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Alfred Eisenstaedt and more; quirky quotes by celebrities, from George Washington to Lenny Bruce; and informative anecdotes, including the last public execution in Washington Square, the ghost of Aaron Burr's lost daughter, Alva Vanderbilt's costume ball, The Beatles' "Ed Sullivan Show" appe
June 1, 2017 | Paperback | Museyon | 272 Pages |
$17.95
product image

POWER AT GROUND ZERO: POLITICS, MONEY, AND THE REMAKING OF LOWER MANHATTAN

Written by Sagalyn, Lynne B
The destruction of the World Trade Center complex on 9/11 set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally transformed both the United States and the wider world. War has raged in the Middle East for a decade and a half, and Americans have become accustomed to surveillance, enhanced security, and periodic terrorist attacks.
September 9, 2016 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 928 Pages |
$39.95
product image

WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK

Written by Scelfo, Julie
An illuminating, elegant history of New York City, told through the stories of the women who made it the most exciting and influential metropolis in the world Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers.
October 25, 2016 | Hardcover | Seal Press (CA) | 352 Pages |
$28.00
product image

YOU ARE HERE: NYC: MAPPING THE SOUL OF THE CITY

Written by Harmon, Katharine
Maps are magical. Every graphic, like every story, has a point of view, and New York is rife with mapmaking possibilities, thick with mythology, and glutted with history. You Are Here: NYC assembles some two hundred maps charting every inch and facet of the five boroughs, depicting New Yorks of past and present, and a city that never was.
November 1, 2016 | Paperback | Princeton Architectural Press | 192 Pages |
$24.95

New Arrivals

product image
product image
product image
product image
product image
product image
product image
product image