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I'VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I'M NOT GOING: THE ART SCENE AND DOWNTOWN NEW YORK IN THE 1980S

Written by McGough, Peter
Brilliantly funny, frank, and shattering, this is the bittersweet memoir by Peter McGough of his life with artist David McDermott. Set in New York's Lower East Side of the 1980s and mid-1990s, it is also a devastatingly candid look at the extreme naiveté and dysfunction that would destroy both their lives.
September 17, 2019 | Hardcover | Pantheon Books | 304 Pages |
$29.95
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DISTRICTS: STORIES OF AMERICAN JUSTICE FROM THE FEDERAL COURTS

Written by Dwyer, Johnny
Johnny Dwyer examines the New York crimes we've seen in the news, in movies, and on television--drug trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, corruption, and white-collar crime--while weaving in the nuances that rarely make it into headlines.
October 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 368 Pages |
$27.95
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NEW YORK: THEN AND NOW

Written by Joseph, Evan
Pairing classic archive photos with their modern viewpoint, New York Then and Now shows the dramatic changes that have transformed the city that never sleeps. The latest version of Pavilion's top-selling North American title New York Then and Now has been fully revised and updated for 2019.
October 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books | 144 Pages |
$19.95
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CENTRAL PARK FIVE: THE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND ONE OF NEW YORK CITY'S MOST INFAMOUS CRIMES

Written by Burns, Sarah
A must-read after watching Ava DuVernay's When They See Us In this spellbinding account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case, Sarah Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City's most notorious crimes and its aftermath. On April 20th, 1989, two passersby discovered the body of the Central Park jogger crumpled in a ravine.
April 3, 2012 | Paperback | Vintage | 272 Pages |
$15.95
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CONEY ISLAND: LOST AND FOUND

Written by Denson, Charles
Growing up on Coney Island in the 50s and 60s, Charles Denson experienced legendary amusements and attractions like the Cyclone and Thunderbolt roller coasters, the Parachute Jump, and Steeplechase Park.
March 1, 2004 | Paperback | Ten Speed Press | 304 Pages |
$29.99
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BRONX IS BURNING: 1977, BASEBALL, POLITICS, AND THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF A CITY

Written by Mahler, Jonathan
A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods. By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed Son of Sam.
March 21, 2006 | Paperback | Picador USA | 356 Pages |
$20.00
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NEIGHBORHOODS OF BROOKLYN

Written by Jackson, Kenneth
Brooklyn -- famed for its bridge, its long-departed Dodgers, its Botanic Garden, and its accent -- is the most populous borough in New York City and arguably the most colorful.
November 24, 1998 | Hardcover | Other Distribution | 246 Pages |
$35.00
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SEX MONEY MURDER: A STORY OF CRACK, BLOOD, AND BETRAYAL

Written by Green, Jonathan
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. The use of crack cocaine surged, replacing heroin as the high of choice. Drug dealers claimed territory through intimidation and murder, and families found themselves fractured by crime and incarceration.
May 15, 2018 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 432 Pages |
$27.95
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NIGHT CLASS: A DOWNTOWN MEMOIR

Written by Corona, Victor
Earth's only move is to engage the invaders according to their holy law and issue The Challenge of the Heretic--a winner-take-all gladiator battle for our right to exist. Marlowe launches Beast Wars, a televised interspecies tournament designed to select Earth's mightiest champion.
July 11, 2017 | Paperback | Soft Skull Press | 320 Pages |
$16.00
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CHIEF ENGINEER: WASHINGTON ROEBLING, THE MAN WHO BUILT THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Written by Wagner, Erica
The first full biography of a crucial figure in the American story--Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge.
June 27, 2017 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury USA | 384 Pages |
$28.00

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