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'City Beautiful' Revisited: An Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Civic Improvement Efforts
by Bonj Szczygiel
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2003
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After the World Trade Center: Rethinking NYC
by Michael Sorkin
Publisher: Routledge 2002
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The September 11 attacks transformed all of New York City, not just the historic financial district of Lower Manhattan. In AFTER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, the eminent social critics Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin call on eighteen of New York's best... >
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The AIA Guide to New York City
by Elliot Willensky
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA) 2000
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Since the AIA Guide to New York City was first published in 1967, it has been recognized as the ultimate guide to the metropolis's buildings, in all five boroughs -- Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island -- from nineteenth-century... >
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An Architectural Guide To The Metropolis: 15 Walking Tours
by Gerard R. Wolfe
Publisher: McGraw Hill 2003
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You can ride the subway and buses, even take a cruise on the Staten Island Ferry. But the best way to discover the architectural majesty of New York City is the old-fashioned way: on foot! And with McGraw-Hill’s newly expanded New York: 15 Walking... >
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The Architectural Guidebook To New York City
by Francis Morrone, James Iska
Publisher: Gibbs Smith 2002
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This brand new edition of the popular Architectural Guidebook to New York City details, the most recent changes to Manhattan's built environment, including modifications that reflect post September 11. Hundreds of entries are thoughtfully presented in... >
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Around Washington Square: An Illustrated History Of Greenwich Village
by Luther S Harris
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2003
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Describing Washington Square, Henry James wrote that it was as if the wine of life had been poured for you, in advance, into some pleasant old punch bowl. Created in 1826 through the visionary efforts of philanthropist and New York City mayor Philip... >
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Automat: The History, Recipes, And Allure Of The Art Deco Masterpieces
by Lorraine B Diehl, Marrianne Hardart
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 2002
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A coin-operated glass-and-chrome wonder, Horn & Hardart’s Automats revolutionized the way Americans ate when they opened up in Philadelphia and New York in the early twentieth century. In a country where the industrial revolution had just taken hold,... >
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The Bronx Then & Now
by Stephen M Samtur
Publisher: Back In THE BRONX 2002
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With more than 300 pictures, you can visit the old neighborhoods, candy stores, apartment buildings, department stores, schools, and 50 photos of movie theaters - the way they were then and the way they are now after years of changing. See what once was... >
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Building Gotham: Civic Culture And Public Policy In New York City, 1898-1938
by Keith D Revell
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press 2002
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In 1898, the New York state legislature created Greater New York, a metropolis of three-and-a-half million people, the second largest city in the world, and arguably the most diverse and complex urban environment in history. In this far-ranging study,... >
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By the El, Third Avenue and Its El at Mid-Century
by Lawrence Stelter (Author), Lothar Stelter (Photographer)
Publisher: 2007
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This is a handsomely produced paperback of vivid photos and old-timers' reminiscences of the Third Avenue Elevated trains that dominated the skyline of Manhattan and the Bronx. Its 200+ photos are mostly from the years shortly before the El was abandoned... >
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City In The Sky: The Rise And Fall Of The World Trade Center
by James Glanz, Eric Lipton
Publisher: Times Books 2003
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In this vivid, brilliantly researched narrative, New York Times reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton re-create the life of the World Trade Center from its genesis in David Rockefeller's ambition to rebuild lower Manhattan to the spirited battles with... >
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Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City: The Literature, Art, Jazz, And Architecture Of An Emerging Global Capital
by Robert Bennett
Publisher: Routledge 2003
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Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment criticized the spatial restructuring of... >
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Decorative Architectural Ironwork
by Diana Stuart
Publisher: Schiffer Books 2005
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One of the world's greatest collections of architectural ironwork is on display in the five boroughs of New York City. Author and photographer Diana Stuart captures the magnitude and impressive array of historic exterior designs in 400 color photographs,... >
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The Devil's Playground: A Century Of Pleasure And Profit In Times Square
by James Traub
Publisher: Random House 2004
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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. The Devil’s Playground is classic and colorful American... >
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Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York City's World Trade Center
by Eric Darton
Publisher: Basic Books 2001
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When the World Trade Towers in New York City were erected at the Hudson's edge, they led the way to a real estate boom that was truly astonishing. Divided We Stand reveals the coming together and eruption of four volatile elements: super-tall buildings,... >
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Empire City: The Making And Meaning Of The New York City Landscape
by David M Scobey
Publisher: Temple University Press 2002
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New York's metamorphosis from compact part to modern metropolis occurred during the mid-nineteenth century. "Empire City tells the story of the dreams that inspired the changes in the landscape and the problems that eluded solution. Author David Scobey... >
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Great Fortune: The Epic Of Rockefeller Center
by Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Viking 2003
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Everything about the conception and creation of Rockefeller Center was outsized and wildly improbable. Launched in the teeth of the worst depression in American history, the most ambitious construction project since the Pyramids was the unintended result... >
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High Steel: The Daring Men Who Built The World's Greatest Skyline
by Jim Rasenberger
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
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With the birth of the steel-frame skyscraper in the late nineteenth century came a new breed of man, as bold and untamed as any this country had ever known. These "cowboys of the skies," as one journalist called them, were the structural ironworkers who... >
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It Happened On Washington Square
by Emily Kies Folpe
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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The heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park has been a vital public space for nearly two centuries. Lined by elegant townhouses, anchored by Stanford White's iconic Washington Arch, and used by students and professionals, dog... >
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The Lower Manhattan Plan: The 1966 Vision For Downtown New York
by Carol Willis, Ann L Buttenwieser, Paul Willen, James S Rossant
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press: The Skyscraper Museum 2002
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In the mid-1960s, New York City Mayor Robert Wagner assembled a team of the best and brightest urban designers and architects to decide the future of downtown Manhattan. After six months of drawing and discussion, they produced The Lower Manhattan Plan,... >
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A Modern Arcadia: Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and the Plan for Forest Hills Gardens
by Susan L. Klaus
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press 2001
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An illustrated history of one of America's most notable experiments in urban design, built in the early twentieth century.
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New York Streetscapes
by Christopher Gray
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 2003
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Christopher Gray's engaging tales of historic Gotham locales transport readers back in time for a stroll through the streets of old New York. The noted architectural historian, who writes the popular "Streetscapes" column in The New York Times, here... >
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On the Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square
by Marshall Berman
Publisher: Random House 2006
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Described as a continuous carnival and the crossroads of the world, Times Square is a singular phenomenon: the spot where imagination and veracity intersect. To esteemed scholar and author Marshall Berman, it is also the flashing, teeming, and strangely... >
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On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in NYC
by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi 2009
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Energizing the visual landscape since 1968, New York City's community murals beautify, educate, protest, celebrate, and often motivate residents to action. Collaborations between artists and neighborhood groups, these painted walls reflect the social,... >
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Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks
by Anthony C. Wood
Publisher: Routledge Press 2007
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Anthony C. Wood, a preservation activist, historian, teacher and grant maker, has published PRESERVING NEW YORK: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks (Routledge Press, October 2007.) Wood, Executive Director of the Ittleson Foundation... >
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Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan
by Phillip Lopate
Publisher: Crown Publishers 2004
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Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan’s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character... >
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