Ny History

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SUGAR, CIGARS, AND REVOLUTION: THE MAKING OF CUBAN NEW YORK

Written by Pérez, Lisandro
Winner, 2020 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history Honorable Mention, 2019 CASA Literary Prize for Studies on Latinos in the United States, given by La Casa de las Américas The dramatic story of the origins of the Cuban community in nineteenth-century New York.
May 1, 2021 | Paperback | New York University Press | 400 Pages |
$24.00
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GROWING UP BANK STREET: A GREENWICH VILLAGE MEMOIR

Written by Florio, Donna
A vivid memoir of life in one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods Growing Up Bank Street is an evocative, tender account of life in Greenwich Village, on a unique street that offered warmth, support, and inspiration to an adventurous and openhearted young girl.
March 9, 2021 | Hardcover | New York University Press | 256 Pages |
$24.95
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ON BICYCLES: A 200-YEAR HISTORY OF CYCLING IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Friss, Evan
Subways and yellow taxis may be the icons of New York transportation, but it is the bicycle that has the longest claim to New York's streets: two hundred years and counting. Never has it taken to the streets without controversy: 1819 was the year of the city's first bicycle and also its first bicycle ban.
July 20, 2021 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 256 Pages |
$25.00
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HARLEM UPRISING: SEGREGATION AND INEQUALITY IN POSTWAR NEW YORK CITY

Written by Hayes, Christopher
In July 1964, after a white police officer shot and killed an African American teenage boy, unrest broke out in Harlem and then Bedford-Stuyvesant. Protests rose up to call for an end to police brutality and the unequal treatment of Black people in a city that viewed itself as liberal.
October 26, 2021 | Paperback | Columbia University Press | 352 Pages |
$30.00
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ROCKAWAY: SURFING HEADLONG INTO A NEW LIFE

Written by Cardwell, Diane
The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway Beach Unmoored by a failed marriage and disconnected from her high-octane life in the city, Diane Cardwell finds herself staring at a small group of surfers coasting through mellow waves toward shore--and senses something shift.
May 25, 2021 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 272 Pages |
$15.99
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GOODBYE TO ALL THAT (REVISED EDITION): WRITERS ON LOVING AND LEAVING NEW YORK

From Roxane Gay to Leslie Jamison, thirty brilliant writers share their timeless stories about the everlasting magic--and occasional misery--of living in the Big Apple, in a new edition of the classic anthology. In the revised edition of this classic collection, thirty writers share their own stories of loving and leaving New York, capturing the mesmerizing allure the city has always ha
April 6, 2021 | PB | Seal Press (CA) |
$17.99
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FORTRESS IN BROOKLYN: RACE, REAL ESTATE, AND THE MAKING OF HASIDIC WILLIAMSBURG

Written by Casper, Michael
The epic story of Satmar Hasidic Williamsburg, from the decline of New York to the gentrification of Brooklyn "Groundbreaking. . . . To fully understand Satmar, of course, one has to be born into it. But to understand how political prowess and real-estate know-how shaped the group's current iteration in Brooklyn, it would be wise to start with this outstanding book."--Laura E.
May 11, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 408 Pages |
$30.00
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AMERICAN HOTEL: THE WALDORF-ASTORIA AND THE MAKING OF A CENTURY

Written by Freeland, David
Completed in 1931, New York's Waldorf-Astoria towers over Park Avenue as an international landmark and a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture. A symbol of elegance and luxury, the hotel has hosted countless movie stars, business tycoons, and world leaders over the past ninety years.
May 14, 2021 | Hardcover | Rutgers University Press | 372 Pages |
$28.95
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NEW YORK: FOUR DECADES OF SUCCESS, EXCESS, AND TRANSFORMATION

Written by Dyja, Thomas
A New York Times Notable Book A lively, immersive history by an award-winning urbanist of New York City's transformation, and the lessons it offers for the city's future. Dangerous, filthy, and falling apart, garbage piled on its streets and entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble; New York's terrifying, if liberating, state of nature in 1978 also made it the capital of
March 16, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 544 Pages |
$30.00
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BARBIZON: THE HOTEL THAT SET WOMEN FREE

Written by Bren, Paulina
A "captivating portrait" (The Wall Street Journal), both "poignant and intriguing" (The New Republic): from award-winning author Paulina Bren comes the remarkable history of New York's most famous residential hotel and the women who stayed there, including Grace Kelly, Sylvia Plath, and Joan Didion. Welcome to New York's legendary hotel for women, the Barbizon.
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 336 Pages |
$27.00

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