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MANHATTAN PHOENIX: THE GREAT FIRE OF 1835 AND THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN NEW YORK

Written by Levy, Daniel S
Shows vividly how the Great Fire of 1835, which nearly leveled Manhattan also created the ashes from which the city was reborn. On a freezing December night almost two centuries ago, a fire erupted in lower Manhattan.
February 22, 2022 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA |
$34.95
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INVISIBLE CHILD: POVERTY, SURVIVAL & HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY

Written by Elliott, Andrea
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A "vivid and devastating" (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl--from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott "From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian
October 5, 2021 | Hardcover | Random House | 624 Pages |
$30.00
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BETWEEN THE LINES: STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Written by Beutter Cohen, Uli
From the acclaimed creator of Subway Book Review, Between the Lines gloriously takes to the underground and showcases in over 170 interviews what moves us forward--a thrilling ride as unexpected as New York City itself. "Subway Book Review has changed how we look at books." --Forbes
November 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 384 Pages |
$24.99

SECRET SOCIETIES - A GRAPHIC HISTORY OF ORGANIZED CRIME

Written by Jon Black
Much is popularized of the Mafia in film, literature, music and urban legend. Some stories are inspired by and respectful of facts, but many are presented via a creative lens distorting how organized crime began. References are often made to criminal activity in the infamous Prohibition Era, but few stories cover the preceding years.
January 1, 2020 | PB | Unknown Publisher |
$63.50
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POLICING THE BIG APPLE: THE STORY OF THE NYPD

Written by Stewart, Jules
As debates about defunding US police forces continue, this book offers an enlightening historical overview of one of the largest metropolitan contingents: the New York City Police Department. The NYPD is America's largest and most celebrated law enforcement agency.
October 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 272 Pages |
$25.00
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SOFT CITY: SEX FOR BUSINESS AND PLEASURE IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Williams, Terry
There is no rawer human experience than sex, and in a city as diverse as New York, sexual experiences come in many forms. In the pre-Giuliani days, temptation flooded Times Square on theater marquees and neon signs. Behind unmarked doors downtown, more adventurous experiences awaited for those in the know.
April 5, 2022 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 304 Pages |
$30.00
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BEFORE CENTRAL PARK

Written by Miller, Sara Cedar
With more than eight hundred sprawling green acres in the middle of one of the world's densest cities, Central Park is an urban masterpiece. Designed in the middle of the nineteenth century by the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, it is a model for city parks worldwide.
June 28, 2022 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 504 Pages |
$30.00
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BURIED BENEATH THE CITY: AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK

Written by MacLean, Jessica Striebel
Bits and pieces of the lives led long before the age of skyscrapers are scattered throughout New York City, found in backyards, construction sites, street beds, and parks.
September 6, 2022 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 256 Pages |
$19.95
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ORDINARY HEROES: A MEMOIR OF 9/11

Written by Pfeifer, Joseph
New York Times Bestseller From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an odor of gas in downtown Manhattan on the morning of 9/11, he had no idea that his life was about to change forever.
September 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Portfolio | 256 Pages |
$27.00
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ROGUES' GALLERY: THE BIRTH OF MODERN POLICING AND ORGANIZED CRIME IN GILDED AGE NEW YORK

Written by Oller, John
From the beginnings of big-city police work to the rise of the Mafia, Rogues' Gallery is a colorful and captivating history of crime and punishment in the bustling streets of Old New York.
September 21, 2021 | Hardcover | Dutton Books | 528 Pages |
$32.00

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