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2014

NYC’s Lost Neighborhood Courthouses

Notes on the Planned Town of Fort Amsterdam

The Waldorf Astoria

NEW YORK CITY 1964 (Part II)

NEW YORK CITY 1964 (Part I)

2013

E.J. PERRY, AFRICAN-AMERICAN SILHOUETTE CUTTER OF AMERICA’S LEISURE CIRCUIT

Notes on the Commissioners’ Future City

The Biology of Luck

The Big Crowd

Hell’s Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space

Settlement Houses in New York: From Past to Present

PLACES OF INVENTION: NIKOLA TESLA’S LIFE IN NEW YORK

The Food Riots of 1917

The Cooper-Hewitt Dynasty of New York

Circumambulate

NOTES ON INVISIBLE WOOD

2012

EAST, IN EDEN: WILLIAM NIBLO AND HIS PLEASURE GARDEN OF YORE

No Longer at Liberty

Hovels or Holes? Notes on the First Dutch Houses on Manhattan

Notes on 19th Century City Lot Sizes

HELL GATE: NAMES OF FEAR, FEAR OF NAMES

NOTES ON THE MANHATTAN PURCHASE

Notes on Manhattan Bricks

Houses of Usher

Notes on the Deforestation of Manhattan Island

Piccola Stella Senza Cielo

2011

New York’s Vanishing Visionary: The Quiet Mysteries of Charles B. Stover (Excerpts)

Queens’ Memories

The Tour Guide

She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

A SOW’S EAR…

On the Sidewalks of New York

George Maciunas: The Father of SoHo

A Little Pre-History of the Manhattan Grid

The Anarchist Bastard: Growing Up Italian in America

The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975

2010

An Afternoon at Blackwell’s Light — by Michael Nichols

A True Story: A Cuban in New York

Arsenic and Clam Chowder: Murder in Gilded Age New York

Leadership and the “Ground Zero Mosque”

The Marshall Hotel

The Classes vs. the Masses

The Great Unwashed

It Was a Vast And Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City

Pulitzer Remembered as a Man of Peace not of War

My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson

2009

Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure

A Conceptual Artist Looks at Jewish Cemeteries.

Movable Churches: Shifting Religions and Adaptive Reuse in Gravesend, Brooklyn

The Saw-kill and the Making of Dutch Colonial Manhattan

On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City

A Schematic or a Geographic Subway Map?

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York

The Perils of Pearl Street – And A Taste of the Dangers of Wall Street: 1834-2009

What’s In A Name…?

The Bronx, 1984

2008

New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Art, Literature, and Photography

The Sun and the Moon

A Hot Supper and a Benevolent Berth: Brooklynite John Arbuckle and His Deep Sea Hotel, the Jacob A. Stamler

The New York World’s Fair Legacy

Mister Dog

Slumming in New York: From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

The Oyster in New York

The Rise and Decline of New York City’s Third Avenue Elevated Train Line

Finding Numina in a Remote Corner of New York City

The Making of Fulton Market: A test of Public Property in the City of New York

A Cold War Atlantis – A Boyhood Uptown

The Streets Are Still Part of Bronx Hip Hop

2007

The Devil’s Gentleman

I Live in Harlem. . .I Think

Waiting for Cohn

Living Off the Grid in New York City

The Crisis of African American and Latino Male Youth: A Bronx Perspective

2006

Re-creating the Lower East Side