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LUST ON TRIAL: CENSORSHIP AND THE RISE OF AMERICAN OBSCENITY IN THE AGE OF ANTHONY COMSTOCK

Written by Werbel, Amy
Anthony Comstock was America's first professional censor. From 1873 to 1915, as Secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, Comstock led a crusade against lasciviousness, salaciousness, and obscenity that resulted in the confiscation and incineration of more than three million pictures, postcards, and books he judged to be obscene.
April 17, 2018 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 408 Pages |
$35.00
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SMARTER NEW YORK CITY: HOW CITY AGENCIES INNOVATE

Innovation is often presented as being in the exclusive domain of the private sector. Yet despite widespread perceptions of public-sector inefficiency, government agencies have much to teach us about how technological and social advances occur.
August 28, 2018 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 448 Pages |
$30.00
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UNBOXING NEW YORK

Written by New York, Oda
Unboxing New York is a collaborative testimony to the realities architecture faces in the evolving landscape of New York City.
October 22, 2018 | Hardcover | Actar | 314 Pages |
$39.95
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VANISHING NEW YORK: HOW A GREAT CITY LOST ITS SOUL

Written by Moss, Jeremiah
"Essential reading for fans of Jane Jacobs, Joseph Mitchell, Patti Smith, Luc Sante, and Cheap Pierogi" --Vanity FairAn unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.
July 24, 2018 | Paperback | Dey Street Books |
$19.99
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FRENCH CONNECTION: A TRUE ACCOUNT OF COPS, NARCOTICS, AND INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY

Written by Moore, Robin
With a new introduction by the author. The true, absorbing and sometimes frightening documentary of the world's most successful narcotics investigation, The French Connection is one of the most fascinating crime accounts of our time.
September 1, 2003 | Paperback | Lyons Press | 309 Pages |
$14.95
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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.
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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