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CRUISING THE DEAD RIVER: DAVID WOJNAROWICZ AND NEW YORK'S RUINED WATERFRONT

Written by Anderson, Fiona
In the 1970s, Manhattan's west side waterfront was a forgotten zone of abandoned warehouses and piers. Though many saw only blight, the derelict neighborhood was alive with queer people forging new intimacies through cruising. Alongside the piers' sexual and social worlds, artists produced work attesting to the radical transformations taking place in New York.
October 14, 2019 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press | 240 Pages |
$32.50
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DRAMA IN TIME: THE NEW SCHOOL CENTURY

Written by Reed, John
Published to weave together the untold stories of The New School's legacy Illustrated with over 400 images from the School's archive A Drama in Time is an illustrative and beautifully designed mosaic narrative that weaves together the many histories of one of America's most progressive universities.
October 31, 2019 | Hardcover | Profile Books(GB) | 240 Pages |
$50.00
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NEW YORK STORIES

F. Scott Fitzgerald characterized the sight of the New York City skyline as offering the wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world. This compilation of classic and contemporary short fiction recaptures the city's spirit of excitement and drama with stories inspired by life in the great metropolis.
October 20, 2016 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 224 Pages |
$11.95
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FEAR CITY: NEW YORK'S FISCAL CRISIS AND THE RISE OF AUSTERITY POLITICS

Written by Phillips-Fein, Kim
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST An epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster--and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today When the news broke in 1975 that New York City was on the brink of fiscal collapse, few believed it was possible. How could the country's largest metropolis fail?
April 18, 2017 | Hardcover | Metropolitan Books | 416 Pages |
$32.00
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VILLAGE: 400 YEARS OF BEATS AND BOHEMIANS, RADICALS AND ROGUES, A HISTORY OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Written by Strausbaugh, John
Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.
August 26, 2014 | Paperback | Ecco Press | 640 Pages |
$17.99
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HISTORY OF NEW YORK IN 27 BUILDINGS: THE 400-YEAR UNTOLD STORY OF AN AMERICAN METROPOLIS

Written by Roberts, Sam
From the urban affairs correspondent of the New York Times--the story of a city through twenty-seven structures that define it.
October 22, 2019 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury Publishing | 304 Pages |
$28.00
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BIG BOOK OF NEW YORK GHOST STORIES

Written by Farnsworth, Cheri
Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Cheri Farnsworth shines a light in the dark corners of New York and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From apparitions and objects that fly off of tables at the Manhattan Bistro, to a specter that stalks Pulpit Rock in Lake Placid, there’s no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Empire State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Cheri Farnsworthshines a light in the dark corners of New York and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection.
July 17, 2019 | Paperback | Globe Pequot Press | 368 Pages |
$19.95
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NEW YORK MYTHS AND LEGENDS: THE TRUE STORIES BEHIND HISTORY'S MYSTERIES

Written by Capo, Fran
Are there alligators under New York City? Did the military take the lessons learned in the so-called “Philadelphia Experiment” of 1943 and apply the same technology at Montauk—to develop a weapon that would literally drive the enemy insane? Just who was the homeless man who walked a 365-mile route every thirty-four days, dressed in heavy leather? From the Lake Champlain monster to the friendly ghost hostess of Skene Manor, New York Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the Empire State’s most fascinating stories.Are there alligators under New York City? Did the military take the lessons learned in the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment" of 1943 and apply the same technology at Montauk-to develop a weapon that would literally drive the enemy insane? Just who was the homeless man who walked a 365-mile route every thirty-four days, dressed in heavy leather?
August 9, 2019 | Paperback | Globe Pequot Press | 248 Pages |
$18.95
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GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: POETRY IN STEEL

Written by Rockland, Michael Aaron
Since opening in 1931, the George Washington Bridge, linking New York and New Jersey, has become the busiest bridge in the world, with 103 million vehicles crossing it in 2016. Many people also consider it the most beautiful bridge in the world, yet remarkably little has been written about this majestic structure.
January 17, 2020 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 224 Pages |
$29.95
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BOWERY: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF NEW YORK'S OLDEST STREET

Written by Devillo, Stephen Paul
From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB's, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.
November 12, 2019 | Paperback | Skyhorse Publishing | 288 Pages |
$16.99

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