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BROOKLYN

In honor of the great American bard's bicentennial, a collection of his writing on his beloved Brooklyn. Walt Whitman lived and worked and matured as an artist and thinker in Brooklyn, NY. The bustling port, full of life and diversity, expanded his mind and excited his senses.
May 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$16.99

DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND: A CENTURY OF PLEASURE AND PROFIT IN TIMES SQUARE

As Times Square turns 100, New York Times Magazine contributing writer James Traub tells the story of how this mercurial district became one of the most famous and exciting places in the world.
December 1, 2004 | Paperback |
$14.95

AT BALTHAZAR: THE NEW YORK BRASSERIE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD

Explore the iconic and beloved restaurant Balthazar in this "beautiful New York love story. Nobody could have written it better than Reggie Nadelson, who captures the tastes and smells, the glamour, nitty-gritty, and the theater of the restaurant and of the city itself" (Nigella Lawson, award-winning chef and author).
September 1, 2018 | Paperback |
$16.00

FIGHT THE POWER: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE LONG HISTORY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IN NEW YORK CITY

A story of resistance, power and politics as revealed through New York City's complex history of police brutality The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was the catalyst for a national conversation about race, policing, and injustice.
January 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$35.00

AT THE STRANGERS' GATE

From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, first arrived in 1980, New York City was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious.
July 1, 2018 | Paperback |
$16.00

INCENDIARY: THE PSYCHIATRIST, THE MAD BOMBER, AND THE INVENTION OF CRIMINAL PROFILING

Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. In Incendiary, Michael Cannell recounts the thrilling race to catch him that would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.
August 1, 2018 | Paperback |
$17.99

NEW YORK PANORAMA: ESSAYS FROM THE 1930S

"The most original and admirable volume in the WPA America Guide Series." --The New Yorker
April 1, 2018 | Paperback |
$19.95

MAN-WITH VARIATIONS: INTERVIEWS WITH FRANZ BOAS AND COLLEAGUES, 1937

"The most interesting human beings, so far as talk is concerned, are anthropologists, farmers, prostitutes, psychiatrists, and the occasional bartender." So wrote Joseph Mitchell, the legendary New Yorker journalist and chronicler of the full spectrum of humanity in New York City from the 1930s to the '60s, when his last columns were published.
August 1, 2016 | PB |
$12.95

GILDED AGE IN NEW YORK, 1870-1910

The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover.
September 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$35.00

UNDISCLOSED FILES OF THE POLICE: CASES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE NYPD FROM 1831 TO THE PRESENT

Written by Mladinich, Robert
More than 175 years of true crimes culled from the city's police blotter, told through startling, rarely seen images and insightful text by two NYPD officers and a NYC crime reporter.
September 27, 2016 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers |
$40.00

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