Ny History

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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 | Center for American Places | 152 Pages |
$19.50
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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 Central Park receives millions of visitors every year, tourists and locals alike. A Description of the New York Central Park, published in 1869, is recognized today as the most important book about the park to appear during its early years.
May 23, 2017 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 240 Pages |
$25.00
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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 1, 2017 | Paperback | Da Capo Press | 336 Pages |
$17.99
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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
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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
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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 | PB | Museyon |
$17.95
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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
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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) |
$28.00
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GAY GOTHAM: ART AND UNDERGROUND CULTURE IN NEW YORK

Written by Albrecht, Donald
Uncovering the lost history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists in New York City. Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration.
October 4, 2016 | Hardcover | Skira Rizzoli | 304 Pages |
$65.00
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NEW YORK: THEN AND NOW COMPACT EDITION

Written by Reiss, Marcia
New York Then and Now pairs some amazing vintage photos of the Big Apple with the same views as they looks today.
April 1, 2016 | Paperback | Pavilion Books |
$14.95

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