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Early Days in the Adirondacks: The Photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard
by Seneca Ray Stoddard
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams 1997
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This is the first book to present the work of Seneca Ray Stoddard, whose hauntingly beautiful black-and-white images perfectly capture the Adirondack region of New York State during its heyday as a bucolic retreat in the late 19th century.Stoddard was... >
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Eat the City: A Tale of the Fishers, Trappers, Hunters, Foragers, Slaughterers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers, and Brewers Who Built New York
by Robin Shulman
Publisher: 2012
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Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City
by Jonathan Soffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2010
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By the end of his mayoral run in 1989 and despite the Wall Street crash of 1987, his administration had begun rebuilding neighborhoods and infrastructure. Unlike many American cities, Koch's New York was growing, not shrinking. Gentrification brought new... >
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Edith Wharton's Old New York Society
by Maryann Zihala
Publisher: University Press of America 2002
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Divided into five thematic chapters that include "history and tradition," wealth and status," and "social awareness," this small volume is filled mainly with lengthy (some are entire chapters) excerpts from Wharton's oeuvre.
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Ella Baker & The Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision
by Barbara Ransby
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press 2003
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One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of... >
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Ellis Island: Immigration's Shining Center
by John T. Cunningham
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2003
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More than 17 million immigrants came hereóto the front door of Americaófrom 1890 to 1915 in what has been called the largest mass migration in human history. In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island is one of the nationís most important... >
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Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery And Freedom, 1777-1827
by David N. Gellman
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press 2006
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Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920
by Annie Polland
Publisher: 2012
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Part 2 of the three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor.
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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
by Kenneth T Jackson
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York -from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John... >
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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries
by Kenneth T. Jackson and David S. Dunbar, eds.
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
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As perhaps never before in its extraordinary history, New York has captured the American imagination. This major anthology brings together not only the best literary writing about New York -- from O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John... >
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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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Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political history of the New York City Water Supply
by David Soll
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2013
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Empire on the Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision and Political Power at the Port of New York Authority
by Jameson W. Doig
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2002
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Revered and reviled in almost equal amounts since its inception, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been responsible for creating and maintaining much of New York and New Jersey´s transportation infrastructure -the things that make the... >
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Empire statesman: the rise and redemption of Al Smith
by Robert A. Slayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2001
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The story of this trailblazer is the story of America in the twentieth century. A child of second-generation immigrants, a boy self-educated on the streets of the nation's largest city, he went on to become the greatest governor in the history of New... >
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The Encyclopedia of New York City
by Kenneth T Jackson
Publisher: Yale University Press 1995
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This authoritative and entertaining one-volume encyclopedia, which includes thousands of entries, hundreds of illustrations and maps, and full coverage of all five boroughs of the city, from prehistory to the present.
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The End of Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
by Larry Samuel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2007
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From April to October in 1964 and 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Lawrence R. Samuel offers... >
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The End of Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
by Lawrence R. Samuel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2007
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From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Taking a perceptive look back at... >
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Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009
by Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: 2013
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The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History
by Edward Robb Ellis
Publisher: Basic Books 2004
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The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History
by Edward Robb Ellis
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2004
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In swift, witty chapters that flawlessly capture the pace and character of New York City, acclaimed diarist Edward Robb Ellis presents his masterpiece: a thorough, and thoroughly readable, history of America's largest metropolis. Ellis narrates some of... >
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Episcopalians and Race in New York City's Anti-abolitionist Riots: The Case of Peter Williams and Benjamin Onderdonk
by Craig D. Townsend
Publisher: Anglican and Episcopal History 2003
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Erwin Blumenfeld: Blumenfeld Studio, Color, New York, 1941-1960
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Publisher: Innovative Logistics 2013
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Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem
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Publisher: 2013
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Essays on New York Colonial Legal History.: (Contributions in Legal Studies)
by Herbert A. Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group 1981
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A comprehensive survey of civil law and practice in colonial New York.
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Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City.
by Pyong Gap Min
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation 2008
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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
by Steve Fraser
Publisher: HarperCollins 2005
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For more than two hundred years, Americans have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Long an object of suspicion and fear, it eventually came to be seen as a more inviting place, an open road to wealth and freedom. Peeling away the layers... >
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Everyone comes to Elaine's: forty years of movie stars, all-stars, literary lions, financial scions, top cops, politicians, and power brokers at the legendary hot spot
by A. E. Hotchner
Publisher: HarperCollins
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You know the name -- you've heard of the people -- and now the doors to Elaine's, New York City's famed night spot, are finally open. And no one, not even Elaine herself, is standing guard at the door. Elaine Kaufman's creation certainly came from... >
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Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
by Gene Sansone
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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A collaborative labor of love by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Transit Museum, Gene Sansone's Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997 -- now available from the... >
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Evolution Of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History Of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
by Gene Sansone
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2002
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A collaborative labor of love by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York Transit Museum, Gene Sansone's Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997 -- now available from the... >
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Extra Bases Reflections On Jackie Robinson, Race, And Baseball History
by Jules Tygiel
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 2002
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In this collection of articles Tygiel illuminates significant events and issues in the history of baseball. He revisits the Jackie Robinson saga—his turbulent military service in World War II, the story behind his signing, and the evolution of his... >
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
by Sheila Schwartz
Publisher: Haus Publishing 2011
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The success of his first novel This Side of Paradise gave F. Scott Fitzgerald both celebrity and financial independence, enabling him to marry his "golden girl," Zelda Sayre. They became the quintessential couple of the Jazz Age, the heady and exciting... >
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A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York
by Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1973
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Factory Made: Warhol And The Sixties
by Steven Watson
Publisher: Pantheon Books 2003
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Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties is a fascinating look at the avant-garde group that came together—from 1964 to 1968—as Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, a cast that included Lou Reed, Nico, Edie Sedgwick, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, Joe... >
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The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear
by Mary Lisa Gavenas
Publisher: Fairchild Reference 2008
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Unlike other menswear sources, which seem to be written for and by Angophiles, this 2,200+ entry reference work in extremely New York-centric, including new research on Apparel Arts Magazine, Arrow, The Arrow Collar Man, Beckenstein's, Jhane Barnes,... >
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Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City
by Craig D. Townshend
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2005
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On a September afternoon in 1853, three African American men from St. Philip's Church walked into the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and took their seats among five hundred wealthy and powerful white church leaders. Ultimately, and with... >
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Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
by Nancy Isenberg
Publisher: Viking 2007
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Fat of the Land: The Garbage Behind New York-The Last Two Hundred Years
by Benjamin Miller
Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows 2000
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Of all of New York's unnatural resources, garbage is perhaps the most lucrative and, historically, the most contested. This deeply researched, eclectic history of how New York has handled its increasingly mountainous accumulations of trash is social and... >
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A Few Great Men, Or How to Get Things Done in New York City
by Amy G. Richter
Publisher: Journal of Urban History 2004
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Fighting for Life
by S. Josephine Baker
Publisher: NYRB Classics 2013
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New York’s lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward” and referred to one particular tenement—in an official... >
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Fighting for the City: A History of the New York City Corporation Counsel
by William E. Nelson
Publisher: Incisive Media 2008
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“Fighting for the City” traces the history of New York City's Law Department and its predecessor office, the Recorder, from 1686 to 2001. It features a foreword by former Mayor Ed Koch.
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Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn
by Brian Purnell
Publisher: 2013
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Fighting the Current: The Rise of American Women's Swimming, 1870-1926
by Lisa Bier
Publisher: McFarland 2011
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In 1926, Manhattan's Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim the English Channel--and broke the existing record time in doing so. Although today she is considered a pioneer in women's swimming, women were swimming competitively in New York City... >
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Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War that Transformed New York City
by William W. Buzbee
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2014
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Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed, And The Fall Of Arthur Andersen
by Barbara Ley Toffler, Jennifer Reingold
Publisher: Broadway Books 2003
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A withering expose of the unethical practices that triggered the indictment and collapse of the legendary accounting firm. Arthur Andersen's conviction on obstruction of justice charges related to the Enron debacle spelled the abrupt end of the... >
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Finding What They Came For: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Circle and the Making of a Modern Place, 1912-1930
by Flannery Gaussoin Burke
Publisher: University of Wisconsin 2002
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Fiorello H. LA Guardia and the Making of Modern New York
by Thomas Kessner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1989
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Tagged a "lower case Frank Roosevelt" and a "sawed off Mussolini," La Guardia left a larger mark upon the New York mayoralty than anyone before or since. Eight biographies attest to that, alongside a half-dozen books of lesser scope, not to mention an... >
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A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York
by Tony Michels
Publisher: Harvard University Press 2006
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In a compelling history of the Jewish community in New York during four decades of mass immigration, Tony Michels examines the defining role of the Yiddish socialist movement in the American Jewish experience. The movement, founded in the 1880s, was... >
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Firehouse
by David Halberstam
Publisher: Hyperion 2003
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David Halberstam has spent a lifetime defining the events that have shaped the modern age of our nation, both politically and psychologically.& nbsp; From his reporting on the Civil Rights movement to his award-winning coverage of Vietnam, Halberstam is... >
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The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-And Determined the Future of Cities
by Joe Flood
Publisher: Riverhead 2010
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New York City, 1968. The RAND Corporation had presented an alluring proposal to a city on the brink of economic collapse: Using RAND's computer models, which had been successfully implemented in high-level military operations, the city could save... >
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The Five Points
by Rocco Dormarunno
Publisher: Writers Club Press 2001
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19th Century New York's most dangerous neighborhood comes back to life. The Five Points neighborhood, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, was home to the world's most dangerous criminals and impoverished immigrants. These two gritty stories ensure that this... >
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Five Points: The 19th Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum
by Tyler Anbinder
Publisher: Plume 2002
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All but forgotten today, the Five Points neighborhood in lower Manhattan was once renowned the world over. It housed America's most impoverished immigrants-the Irish, Jews, Germans, Italians, and African-Americans. Located in today's Chinatown and Little... >
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Fixing Broken Windows
by George Kelling
Publisher: Martin Kessler Books 1996
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FIXING BROKEN WINDOWS offers an approach to fighting and preventing crime through prompt and careful attention to neighborhoods and what is popularly called "quality of life" issues. This book is an influential text in law enforcement and in particular... >
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The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York
by Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2008
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Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City’s extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the... >
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Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through The Heart Of Brooklyn
by Allen Abel
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd 2002
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At the age of 43, writer Allen Abel decided to move home to Brooklyn, stay with his mother (in the same apartment in which he grew up), and explore and write about the borough of his birth. For several months he wandered along Flatbush Avenue, the... >
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The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It
by Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publisher: McMillan Palgrave 2010
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Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked down by the winds. But even before it was completed, the Flatiron Building had become an unforgettable part of New York City. The Flatiron Building was built by the... >
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Flophouse: Life on the Bowery
by David Isay
Publisher: Random House Trade 2001
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In its heyday, close to one hundred thousand men found shelter each night in flophouses along America's largest and most infamous skid row, the Bowery. Today, only a handful of flops are left, their tiny five- and ten-dollar-a-night rooms home to fewer... >
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Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination
by Joseph May
Publisher: Duke Univ Press 2013
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The Footprint of the Twentieth Century: American Skyscrapers and Modernist Poems
by John Timberman Newcomb
Publisher: Modernism/Modernity 2003
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For All White-Collar Workers: The Possibilities of Radicalism in New York City's Department Store Unions, 1934-1953
by Daniel J. Opler
Publisher: Ohio State University Press 2007
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In recent decades the American labor movement has fallen on hard times, in part due to its long reliance on blue-collar workers for its membership despite the growing importance of retail and service jobs. In For All White-Collar Workers: The... >
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For James And Gillian: Jim Gill's New York
by James F Gill
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2003
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The inspiring memoir of a man The New York Times has called a "power broker with blarney in his pen." James E Gill is one of the most influential New Yorkers you've never heard of. Now a senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Gill has... >
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For The Sins Of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, And The Legacy Of A Mob Life
by Albert DeMeo, Mary Jane Ross
Publisher: Broadway Books 2002
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A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York's most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised by a cold-blooded murderer, who was also a devoted family man, and the wrenching legacy of Mafia... >
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The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex & Sin in New York City
by Kat Long
Publisher: Ig Publishing 2009
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The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex & Sin in New York City reveals the endless battle between outlaw sex and moral righteousness that has been fought on the streets of America's most licentious city.Beginning with Gilded Age New York, where upper-class... >
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Forever
by Pete Hamill
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company 2003
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Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from... >
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Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O'Malley, Baseball's Most Controversial Owner,and the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles
by Michael D'Antonio
Publisher: Riverhead 2009
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Although Walter O'Malley has been dead for nearly 30 years, D'Antonio's latest work is perhaps the most meticulously detailed and comprehensive account to date of the former owner of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Forgotten Delights: The Producers
by Dianne L. Durante
Publisher: Forgotten Delights 2003
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Forgotten Delights: The Producers is for all who enjoy the sight of a job done superlatively well. It’s a celebration of 19 explorers, inventors, engineers, businessmen and workers whose thoughts and efforts reshaped New York, the United States and the... >
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Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital
by Lorie Conway
Publisher: Collins 2007
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A century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world's greatest public hospitals was built. Massive and modern, the hospital's twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small islands, man-made from the rock and dirt... >
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Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis
by Kevin Walsh
Publisher: HarperCollins 2006
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Buy this book Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com - $29.95 Books-A-Million Borders - $29.95 IndieBound Google Product Search Borrow this book Find this book in a library Forgotten New York is your passport to more than 300 years of history,... >
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Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners during the American Revolution
by Edwin G. Burrows
Publisher: Basic Books 2008
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Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they... >
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Fortress of the Soul: Violence, Metaphysics, and Material Life in the Huguenots' New World, 1517-1751
by Neil Kamil
Publisher: 2005
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Kamil (history, U. of Texas-Austin) examines an itinerant culture of artisans that fled as refugees from demolished bastions of heresy in southwestern France to New York in the early 18th century. He investigates how the working relationships between... >
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The Fortunate Pilgrim: A Novel
by Mario Puzo
Publisher: Random House 2004
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Before The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her... >
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Forum: Old and New Immigrants: On Nancy Foner's From Ellis Island to JFK
by Leo et al. Lucassen
Publisher: Journal of American Ethnic History 2002
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Frank Lloyd Wright in New York: The Plaza Years, 1954–1959
by Jane King Hession and Debra Pickrel
Publisher: Gibbs Smith 2007
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One of the world's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, and one of the world's greatest cities, New York, once dynamically coexisted. Authors Jane Hession and Debra Pickrel explore the fascinating contradiction between Wright's often-voiced disdain... >
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Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
by Kenneth Turan, Joseph Papp
Publisher: Random House, Inc. 2009
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"Free for All" is the irresistible oral history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater-two institutions that under the inspired leadership of Joseph Papp have been a premier source of revolutionary and enduring American theater. To... >
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Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper
by Jacqueline Bacon
Publisher: Lexington Books 2007
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Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using the source material to extract information... >
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A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties
by Suze Rotolo
Publisher: Thorndike Pr 2008
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"A Freewheelin' Time" is Suze Rotolo's firsthand, eyewitness, participant-observer account of the immensely creative and fertile years of the 1960s, just before the circus was in full swing and Bob Dylan became the anointed ringmaster. It chronicles the... >
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frican or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861
by Leslie M. Alexander
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2008
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During the early national and antebellum eras, black leaders in New York City confronted the tenuous nature of Northern emancipation. Despite the hope of freedom, black New Yorkers faced a series of sociopolitical issues including the persistence of... >
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From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship
by David W. Dunlap
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2004
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From modest chapels to majestic cathedrals, and historic synagogues to modern mosques and Buddhist temples: this photo-filled, pocket-size guidebook presents 1,079 houses of worship in Manhattan and lays to rest the common perception that skyscrapers,... >
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From Act Up To The WTO: Urban Protest And Community Building In The Era Of Globalization
by Benjamin Shepard
Publisher: 2002
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In March 1987 a radical coalition of queer activists converged on Wall Street — their target, 'Business, Big Business, Business as Usual!!!' It was Act Up's first demonstration. In November 1999 a radical coalition of environmental, labor, anarchist,... >
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From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture & Latino Identity
by Juan Flores
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Neither immigrants nor ethnics, neither foreign nor "hyphenated Americans" in the usual sense of that term, Puerto Ricans in New York have created a distinct identity both on the island of Puerto Rico and in the cultural landscape of the United States.... >
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From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration
by Nancy Foner
Publisher: Yale University Press 2000
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Two great waves of immigration -- one at the start of the twentieth century and another in its final decades -- transformed the history and personality of New York City. This book, the first in-depth comparison of New York's two most recent immigration... >
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From Gritty to Chic: The Transformation of New York City's SoHo, 1962
by Stephen Petrus
Publisher: New York History 2003
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From Newgate to Dannemora: The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796–1848
by W. David Lewis
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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A significant chapter in the history of American social reform is traced in this skillful account of the rise of the New York penitentiary system at a time when the United States was garnering international acclaim for its penal methods. Beginning with... >
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From Pariahs to Partners: How Parents and Their Allies Changed New York City's Child Welfare System
by David Tobis
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2013
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From Slavery to Poverty: The Racial Origins of Welfare in New York, 1840-1918
by Gunja SenGupta
Publisher: New York Univ Press 2009
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The racially charged stereotype of "welfare queen"—an allegedly promiscuous waster who uses her children as meal tickets funded by tax-payers—is a familiar icon in modern America, but as Gunja SenGupta reveals in From Slavery to Poverty, her... >
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From Vacation to Summer School: The Transformation of Summer Education in New York City, 1894-1915
by Kenneth M. Gold
Publisher: History of Education Quarterly 2002
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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld
by Herbert Asbury
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press 2001
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Published to coincide with the release of Martin Scorsese’s film, Gangs of New York, starring Leonard DiCaprio, The Gangs of New York has long been hand-passed among its cult readership. It is a tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty... >
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A Garden in the City: The History of America's First Garden and Cooperative Apartment Community
by Daniel Karatzas
Publisher: Jackson Heights Beautification Group 1990
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Gastropolis: Food and New York City
by Annie Hauck-Lawson and Jonathan Deutsch, eds.
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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Whether you're digging into a slice of cherry cheesecake, burning your tongue on a piece of fiery Jamaican jerk chicken, or slurping the broth from a juicy soup dumpling, eating in New York City is a culinary adventure unlike any other in the... >
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Gatekeepers to the Franchise: Shaping Election Administration in New York
by Ron Hayduk
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press 2005
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The history of democracy in America is the history of the extension of voting privileges from white male property-owners to blacks, to women, and to citizens over eighteen years of age. Yet the number of United States citizens who actually vote is... >
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Gateway to the Promised Land: Ethnic Cultures on New York's Lower East Side
by Mario Maffi
Publisher: Rodopi 1994
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For the first time told in its entirety, the social and cultural experience of New York's Lower East Side comes vividly to life in this book as that of a huge and complex laboratory ever swelled and fed by migrant flows and ever animated by a... >
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The gay liberation youth movement in New York: "an army of lovers cannot fail"
by Stephan L. Cohen
Publisher: Routledge 2007
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Between 1966 and 1975 North American youth activists established over 35 school- and community-based gay liberation youth groups whose members sought control over their own bodies, education, and sexual and social relations. This book focuses on three... >
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Generous Enemies: Patriots And Loyalists In Revolutionary New York
by Judith L Van Buskirk
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2002
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During the seven years of British occupation that spanned the American Revolution, communities conventionally depicted as hostile opponents were, in fact, in frequent contact. "In this wonderfully well-written book, Van Buskirk unearths a wealth of... >
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Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews among Jewish Immigrants
by Gil Ribak
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2012
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The gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan : a biography
by Godfrey Hodgson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000
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Coinciding with his departure from the United States Senate after twenty-four years of distinguished service, this major work is the first comprehensive account of the life and ideas of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a great political figure and a brilliant... >
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George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker
by Robert Gottlieb
Publisher: HarperCollins/Atlas Books 2004
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Balanchine's life story is a fascinating journey — from his near-accidental enrollment, at the age of nine, in St. Petersburg's Imperial School of Ballet, through the deprivation and hunger of Bolshevik Russia, to Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and... >
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The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel
by Michael Aaron Rockland
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 2008
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This rich narrative offers both a personal and historic account of the George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey and presents diverse perspectives on this majestic structure that encompass such areas as history, architecture, engineering,... >
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Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now
by Patrick McGrath
Publisher: Bloomsbury 2006
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A man is haunted by the memory of his mother with a rope round her neck. It is the American War of Independence, and having defied the British forces occupying New York she must pay for her revolutionary activities. But fifty years on her son harbours a... >
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Ghosts Of 42nd Street: A History Of America's Most Infamous Block
by Anthony Bianco
Publisher: William Morrow 2004
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Anthony Bianco's Ghosts of 42nd Street is the dramatic and definitive story of this legendary strip, told through the people involved in its founding and its current renaissance — from the bosses of the world's top media companies to premier property... >
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Gil Hodges: The Hoosier Hero of Brooklyn
by Wes D. Gehring
Publisher: Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 2003
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The Gods of Gotham
by Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 2012
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If your concept of paradise is popping in a DVD of Gangs of New York while rereading Caleb Carr's The Alienist, then put Lyndsay Faye's The Gods of Gotham on your to-buy list. Set in 1845, it depicts the cultural cataclysm created in Manhattan by the... >
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Going Coastal New York City
by Barbara La Rocco
Publisher: Going Coastal, Inc. 2004
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Phillip Lopate, author of "Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan" calls GOING COASTAL NEW YORK CITY "An ultra-useful guide that brings together all the information necessary to enjoy the waterfront, in a compact, well-organized form." John Waldman,... >
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Going Coastal New York City
by Barbara Larocco
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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Going Coastal New York Cityhelps you discover the beaches, boardwalks, historic sights and marine attractions, as well as the limitless opportunities for waterside fun, dining and adventure in New York City. Designed for travelers and locals, alike, it... >
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Good Americans: Italian and Jewish Immigrants During the First World War
by Christopher M. Sterba
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
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Good Americans documents the experiences of New York City Jews during World War I, both on the homefront and serving with the US Army overseas. Topics include the first draft in New York since the Civil War; the 1917 mayoralty campaign of Socialist... >
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Goodbye to All That Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
by Collection
Publisher: 2013
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Gotham at War: New York City, 1860-1865
by Edward K. Spann
Publisher: Scholarly Resources 2002
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Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect... >
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Gotham Comes of Age: New York Through the Lens of the Byron Company, 1892-1942
by Peter Simmons
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications 1999
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Over a fifty-year run as an eminent New York photography studio, the Byron Company documented the maturation of a great metropolis. The Byron family took tens of thousands of photographs between 1892 and 1942, making a name for their studio in... >
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Gotham Turnstiles
by John Henderson
Publisher: H & M Productions 1992
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Gotham unbound : an ecological history of greater New York, from Henry Hudson to Hurricane Sandy
by Ted Steinberg
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 2014
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Gotham Unbound: How New York City Was Liberated from the Clutches of Cosa Nostra
by James B. Jacobs
Publisher: New York University Press 1999
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Cosa Nostra. Organized crime. The Mob. Call it what you like, no other crime group has infiltrated labor unions and manipulated legitimate industries like Italian organized crime families. One cannot understand the history and political economy of New... >
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Gotham's Waifs: Foundlings in Nineteenth Century New York City
by Julie Ellen Miller
Publisher: City University of New York 2003
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Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
by Edwin G Burrows, Mike Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2000
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A monumental history of New York City, from the earliest Indian tribes to consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898 To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut,... >
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Governing 'Hop Alley': On Leong Chinese Merchants and Laborers Association, 1906-1966
by Huping Ling
Publisher: Journal of American Ethnic History 2004
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The Government and Politics of New York State
by Joseph Francis Zimmerman
Publisher: SUNY Press 2008
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Comprehensive overview of New York State government and politics.
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Governors Island: The Jewel of New York Harbor
by Ann L. Buttenwieser
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2009
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On the southern edge of Manhattan stands a quiet piece of Americana. Governors Island, situated in New York Harbor, blends a sense of nostalgia with twenty-first-century amenities. The pristine setting showcases the islandĹĽs rich history, including the... >
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Governors Island: The Jewel of New York Harbor
by Ann L. Buttenwieser
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 2009
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On the southern edge of Manhattan stands a quiet piece of Americana. Governors Island, situated in New York Harbor, blends a sense of nostalgia with twenty-first-century amenities. The pristine setting showcases the islandĹĽs rich history, including the... >
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Gracie Mansion: A Celebration of New York City's Mayoral Residence
by Ellen Stock Stern
Publisher: Rizzoli 2005
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Combining a detailed architectural history of the mansion (including the Susan E. Wagner wing built by Mott B. Schmidt and the contributions of such master decorators as Albert Hadley, Mark Hampton, and Jamie Drake) with anecdotal portraits of the... >
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Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground
by Gregory Snyder
Publisher: NYU Press 2009
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On the sides of buildings, on bridges, billboards, mailboxes, and street signs, and especially in the subway and train tunnels, graffiti covers much of New York City. Love it or hate it, graffiti, from the humble tag to the intricate piece (short for... >
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Graffiti New York
by Eric Felisbret (author), James Prigoff (Foreword), Luke Felisbret (Contributor)
Publisher: Abrams 2009
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Decades after the movement globalized, New York is still the mecca of graffiti culture. Painting there is a badge of honor, with graffiti artists from around the globe making pilgrimages to New York for that purpose. This is the city where it all began,... >
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Gramercy Park: An American Bloomsbury
by Carole Klein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1987
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The Gramercy Park neighborhood with its London-like square, which became 19th century Manhattan's cultural center, was created in 1831 by Samuel Ruggles, a visionary lawyer and real-estate investor, and his son-in-law George Templeton Strong, a man of... >
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Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City
by Kurt C. Schlichting
Publisher: Baker & Taylor 2013
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Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City During the Age of Energy
by Kurt C Schlichting
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2001
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This history of New York's Grand Central Station incorporates the story of a city and an age, as reflected in the building aptly described as a secular cathedral. 11 line drawings, 82 halftones.
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Gravesend Kid: a Brooklyn Boyhood
by Lionel R. Lindsay
Publisher: AuthorHouse 2004
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Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1940's and 1950's. Gravesend, one of the six original towns of Brooklyn, became New York City's largest settlement of Italian immigrants in the first half of the 20th century. Introduce to this bi-lingual ethnic community, a... >
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Gravesend, Brooklyn: Then and Now
by Joseph Ditta
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2009
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Permanently settled in 1645, the farming town of Gravesend, Long Island, was annexed to the city (now borough) of Brooklyn, New York, in 1894. Few reminders from Gravesends rural days survive around the urban landscape it has become. Even its more recent... >
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The Graveyard Shift: A Family Historian's Guide to New York City Cemeteries
by Carolee Inskeep
Publisher: Ancestry.com 1998
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Trying to find some peace in the "City That Never Sleeps" has always been difficult for New Yorkers -- even dead New Yorkers. Rapid development, rising property values, lack of space, health concerns, and government regulation have caused the dead to be... >
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Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York times Means for America
by William McGowan
Publisher: 2010
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The New York Times was once considered the gold standard in American journalism and the most trusted news organization in America. Today, it is generally understood to be a vehicle for politically correct ideologies, tattered liberal pieties, and a... >
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The Great Bridge
by David Mccullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1983
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Celebrating the centennial of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, here is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.
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The Great Fire of 1835
by Alexander J. Wall Jr.
Publisher: New York Journal of American History 2003
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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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Great Mayor: Fiorello La Guardia And The Making Of The City Of New York
by Alyn Brodsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 2003
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In The Great Mayor, author Alyn Brodsky presents the first comprehensive and accessible biography of Fiorello H. La Guardia. Prior to becoming New York’s pre-eminent mayor, La Guardia was a distinguished U.S. congressman, a commander of the U.S. air... >
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The Great New York Conspiracy Of 1741: Slavery, Crime, And Colonial Law
by Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: University Press of Kansas 2003
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Three and a half decades before the city of New York witnessed the first great battle waged by the new United States of America for its independence, rumors of a massive conspiracy among the city's slaves spread panic throughout the colony. On the... >
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The Great Port: A Passage Through New York
by Jan Morris
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1985
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New York is viewed as a harbour in a detailed portrait which captures its exuberance and glories as well as its squalors.
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The Great Rent Wars: Rent Strikes and Rent Control in New York City, 1917-1929
by Robert M. Fogelson
Publisher: Yale University Press 2013
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The Great Riots of New York 1712-1873
by Joel T. Headley
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc. 2009
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One of the most popular writers of his day-and one most unjustly forgotten-J.T. Headley thrilled audiences with his tales of real-life history. This 1873 work is an enthralling collection of accounts of urban upheaval in one of the U.S.'s most... >
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Great School Wars : a History of the New York City Public Schools
by Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2000
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Reprint of the 1974 edition with a new 14-page introduction which reflects on the connections of the history of NYC's schools to present problems.
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The Greater New York Sports Chronology
by Jeffrey A. Kroessler
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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Jeffrey A. Kroessler's comprehensive and entertaining time line stretches from the pastoral entertainments of the Dutch to the corporate captivity of professional sports. He chronicles events ranging from the truly heroic to the heartbreaking, from... >
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The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
by Edited by Hilary Ballon
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2011
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Laying out Manhattan's street grid and providing a rationale for the growth of New York was the city's first great civic enterprise, not to mention a brazenly ambitious project and major milestone in the history of city planning. The grid created the... >
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The Greatest Show on Earth: Roman Entertainments in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
by Margaret Malamud
Publisher: Journal of Popular Culture 2003
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Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
by David Owen
Publisher: Riverhead 2009
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A challenging, controversial, and highly readable look at our lives, our world, and our future. In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not... >
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Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Story of Brooklyn Cemetery, 1850-2007
by John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Smith Kerr Associates 2009
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Noted historian John Rousmaniere traces the history of the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. Beginning with the land itself before the cemetery was founded in 1850, his engaging text shows how the forces that shaped the history of New York-population... >
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Green-Wood Cemetery
by Alexandra K. Mosca
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing 2008
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For generations, Green-Wood Cemetery has played an integral part in New York City's cultural history, serving as a gathering place and a cultural repository. Situated in the historic borough of Brooklyn, the thousands of graves and mausoleums within the... >
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Growing up in New York's Italian South Village
by Tony Vivolo
Publisher: Danforth Book Distribution 2011
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With animation in his words and a wave of his magic wand, Tony Vivolo brings alive the world of his boyhood. Cured meats and ripened cheeses in the shops assault your senses and let you know exactly where you've landed. Boisterous nonstop chatter of... >
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The Guardian Angel of Africa': A Financial History of the New York African Society for Mutual Relief, 1808-1945
by Craig S. Wilder
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2002
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A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side
by Eric Ferrara
Publisher: History Press 2009
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ew York's Lower East Side is the Birthplace of everything from organized crime to anarchist movements. In the nineteenth century, an influx of struggling immigrants seeking opportunity met the harsh realities of industrialization. Poverty and squalor... >
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Guide to New York City Landmarks
by Andrew Dolkart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 1998
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"From cover to cover, you'll be able to see why New York City is the Capital of the World." -Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mayor, New York City. The official and complete guide to New York City's landmarks and historic districts. This brand-new edition of... >
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Gunfighter in Gotham: Bat Masterson's New York City Years
by Robert K. DeArment
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Press 2013
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Gym Crow Must Go!: The 1968 Student Rebellion at Columbia University in the City of New York
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: University Press of Colorado-Boulder 2008
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Published in the volume, "We Shall Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States," edited by Angel Nieves and Leslie Alexander
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Gym Crow Must Go!: The 1968 Student Rebellion at Columbia University in the City of New York
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: University Press of Colorado-Boulder 2008
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Published in the volume, "We Shall Independent Be: African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States," edited by Angel Nieves and Leslie Alexander
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Gym Crow Must Go, the 1968-69 Student and Community Protest at Columbia University
by Stephan Maurice Bradley
Publisher: University of Missouri 2003
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Half Slave Half Free
by David Manning
Publisher: imPRESSions 2013
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Two homeless beggars meet on the streets of New York in the winter of 1870. One is a handicapped Irish Civil War veteran with a low self-esteem trying to find something in life to hang on to; the other a confident, well-educated former slave trying to... >
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Hands To Work: The Stories Of Three Families Racing The Welfare Clock
by LynNell Hancock
Publisher: Morrow 2002
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In this illuminating examination of the current state of welfare policy -- five years after the start of President Bill Clinton's Personal Responsibility Act of 1996 -- award-winning veteran reporter and writer LynNell Hancock offers an intimate,... >
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Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City
by Elizabeth L. Wollman
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2012
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Harlem at war: the Black experience in WWII
by Nat Brandt
Publisher: Syracuse University Press 1996
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By the spring of 1943 more than a half million blacks were in the U.S. Army, but only 79,000 of them were overseas. Most were repeating the experience of their fathers in World War I - serving chiefly in labor battalions. Domestically, clashes between... >
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Harlem Between Heaven and Hell
by Monique Taylor
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2002
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Harlem brings to mind a kaleidoscope of images-the jazz clubs and cultural ferment of the 1920s and 1930s, the urban decay of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the past twenty years, with artists, writers, professionals, and even an... >
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Harlem Churches
by Cynthia Hickman
Publisher: Dunbar, Inc. 2001
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Illustrated history of Harlem, New York's 75+ historic churches at the end of the twentieth century.
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Harlem Reader: A Celebration Of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, From The Renaissance Years To The Twenty-First Century
by Herb Boyd
Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2003
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Creating a stunning mosaic of Harlem, award-winning editor Boyd has collected stories, poems, rap, personal memories, and narratives, in the unforgettable voices of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Ann Petry, Chester Himes, Ruby Dee, Willie... >
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Harlem Renaissance
by Nathan Irvi Huggins
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1973
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A convincing historical assessment of the period, roughly the 1920's, when a considerable flowering of literary and other arts occurred among black Americans. It does not shy away from encompassing and attempting to explain the often contradictory... >
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The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White
by George Hutchinson
Publisher: Harvard University Press 1995
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It wasn't all black or white. It wasn't a vogue. It wasn't a failure. By restoring interracial dimensions left out of accounts of the Harlem Renaissance--or blamed for corrupting it--George Hutchinson transforms our understanding of black (and white)... >
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Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s
by Stefan M. Bradley
Publisher: University of Illinois Press 2009
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Harlem's Team: The New York Lincoln Giants
by Jim Goldfarb
Publisher: Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 2003
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Harlem, Lost And Found: An Architectural And Social History, 1765-1915
by Michael Henry Adams, Paul Rocheleau
Publisher: Monacelli Press 2002
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Harlem, Lost and Found presents an architectural and social history of Harlem. The text starts in the early days--the establishment of the first European farms in the mid-1660s--and continues through the Harlem Renaissance, where artists, writers, and... >
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Harlem, the Making of a Ghetto: Negro New York, 1890-1930
by Gilbert Osofsky
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher 1996
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For social history, no book has surpassed Mr. Osofsky's account of how a pleasant, pastoral upper-middle-class suburb of Manhattan turned into an appalling black slum within forty years.
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Hart Crane: A Life
by Clive Fisher
Publisher: Yale University Press 2002
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Hart Crane's life was notoriously turbulent, persistently nonconformist, and tragically short. Born in 1899, Crane became one of the most significant modernist American poets, yet his self-destructive tendencies — violent outbursts, massive drinking... >
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Haven of Liberty: New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865
by Howard B. Rock
Publisher: 2012
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Part 1 of a three part series, Deborah Dash Moore, general editor.
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he Lower East Side Remembered & Revisited: History and Guide to a Legendary New York Neighborhood
by Joyce Mendelsohn
Publisher: Lower East Side Press 2001
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Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor
by John R Waldman
Publisher: Lyons Press 2000
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New York Harbor is a rich aquatic wilderness that surrounds the world's greatest city. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass, visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor suffered centuries of rampant environmental abuse;... >
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Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
by Edward P. Kohn
Publisher: Basic Books 2013
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Hell Gate: The Story of the Family that Settled Harlem as Part of the Dutch Colony that Became New York
by Dorothy Hayden Truscott
Publisher: Morgan Hall Publications 2004
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Hell's Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space: Class Struggle and Progressive Reform in New York City, 1894-1914
by Joseph J. Varga
Publisher: Monthly Review Press 2013
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Hell’s Kitchen is among Manhattan’s most storied and studied neighborhoods. A working-class district situated next to the West Side’s middle- and upper-class residential districts, it has long attracted the focus of artists and urban planners,... >
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Helluva Town The Story of New York City During World War II
by Richard Goldstein
Publisher: Free Press 2010
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Helluva Town: New York City in the 1940s and 50s
by Vivian Cherry, Barbara Head Millstein
Publisher: PowerHouse Books 2007
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Photography of New York City from the 1940s-1950s.
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Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II
by Richard Goldstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 2010
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New York Times reporter looks at life in the city during the war and at the role the city played in the nation's popular culture during those years.
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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System
by Paul Shaw
Publisher: Baker & Taylor, MIT Press 2012
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A book with 260 full-color illustrations offers an intriguing history of how the chaotic hodge-podge of signs littering the New York City Subway System was standardized thanks in part to a little font called Helvetica.
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Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
by Paul Shaw
Publisher: The MIT Press 2011
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How New York City subway signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system. A study of the conflict between the purity of design and the messiness of the real world. Reveals how the many decisions underlying the appearance of subway signage have... >
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Here is New York
by E. B. White
Publisher: Little Bookroom 1999
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Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author's stroll around Manhattan — arm in arm with the reader — remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times has chosen Here is New... >
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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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Higher : A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City
by Neal Bascomb
Publisher: Doubleday 2003
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The 1920s was a decade of great ambition and nonstop exuberance, and no place on earth reflected the spirit of the times more than New York City. The heart of America’s commercial, financial, and cultural life, New York provided the perfect backdrop for... >
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Hispanas De Queens: Latino Panethnicity In A New York City Neighborhood
by Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2003
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What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood? Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities-Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto Rican,... >
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Historic Preservation in Queens
by Jeffrey A. Kroessler and Nina A. Rappaport
Publisher: Queensborough Preservation League 1990
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The Historic Shops & Restaurants Of New York: A Guide To Century-Old Establishments In The City
by Ellen Williams, Steve Radlauer
Publisher: The Little Bookroom 2002
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Discover the bygone city of Mark Twain and Stanford White, Harry Houdini and Edith Wharton in the venerable shops and restaurants that have served discriminating New Yorkers for generations. In Old World dining rooms, gaslit saloons, at jewelers,... >
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History in Asphalt: The Origin of Bronx Street and Place Names
by John McNamara
Publisher: The Bronx: The Bronx County Historical Society 1991
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A History of Housing in New York City
by Richard Plunz
Publisher: Columbia University Press 1990
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The French architect Le Corbusier once described New York as "a magnificent catastrophe." Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's "metropolis"' New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but... >
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Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune: Civil War-era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor
by Adam-Max Tuchinsky
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune had the largest national circulation of any newspaper in the United States. Its contributors included many of the leading minds of the period-Margaret Fuller, Henry James Sr., Charles... >
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Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune: Civil War–Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor
by Adam Tuchinsky
Publisher: Cornell University Press 2009
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In the mid-nineteenth century, Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune had the largest national circulation of any newspaper in the United States. Its contributors included many of the leading minds of the period-Margaret Fuller, Henry James Sr., Charles Dana,... >
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Hosack's Folly: A Novel of Old New York
by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Publisher: Other Press 2005
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Set in 1820s Manhattan, Hosack's Folly weaves a vibrant tapestry of a time, a place, and a people on the verge of surrendering their innocence and idealism for the greed and glory of the Gilded Age. In a cast of fictional characters as rich and colorful... >
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Hour of the Cat
by Peter Quinn
Publisher: Overlook 2005
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On the eve of World War II, a simple New York City homicide, indistinguishable from hundreds of others in 1938, draws two vastly different men--an American and a German--into the Gathering Storm. The P.L. lured into the case will soon find this be a... >
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A House On The Heights
by Truman Capote
Publisher: Little Bookroom 2002
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The tranquil life Truman Capote led in the quiet enclave of Brooklyn Heights in the 1950s and 1960s stood in sharp contrast to the glittering scene he adored in Manhattan. Intimate and wry, A House on the Heights vividly evokes the neighborhood that... >
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Housing and Community Development in New York City : Facing the Future
by Michael H. Schill
Publisher: State University of New York Press 1999
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Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of the housing and neighborhood problems facing residents of the nation's largest city, and the policies that have been developed to solve these problems.
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Housing and the Democratic Ideal: The Life and Thought of Charles Abrams
by A Scott Henderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2000
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Charles Abrams (1902-1970) stood at the center of the policies, problems, and politics surrounding urban planning, housing reform, and the public and private interests involved in the expansion of the American state. He uniquely combined in one person... >
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How East New York Became A Ghetto
by Walter Thabit
Publisher: New York University Press 2003
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In response to the riots of the mid-'60s, Walter Thabit was hired to work with the community of East New York to develop a plan for low- and moderate-income public housing. In the years that followed, he experienced first-hand the forces that had... >
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How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art
by Serge Guilbaut
Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1985
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Looks at the interrelationship between art and history, suggests why New York replaced Paris as the center of modern art, and discusses the ideology of American artists.
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
by Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Plume Books 1992
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Uprooted from their family home in the Dominican Republic, the four Garcia sisters — Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia — arrive in New York City in 1960 to find a life far different from the genteel existence of maids, manicures, and extended family they... >
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How We Got to Coney Island: The Development of Mass Transportation in Brooklyn and Kings County
by Brian J. Cudahy
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2002
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How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New YorkÆs... >
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The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: New York's River Festival of 1909 and the Making of a Metropolis
by Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Kenneth Jackson
Publisher: Fordham University Press 2009
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An invaluable window on how New York self-consciously and very publicly transformed itself from a city that was merely the largest to an undisputed world-class metropolis. . . . A rich historical record of newspapers, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs,... >
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The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: New York's River Festival of 1909 and the Making of A Metropolis
by Kathleen Eagen Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2009
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An invaluable window on how New York self-consciously and very publicly transformed itself from a city that was merely 'the largest' to an undisputed world-class metropolis. . . . A rich historical record of newspapers, manuscripts, artifacts,... >
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The Hudson: America's River
by Frances F. Dunwell
Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
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Frances F. Dunwell presents a rich portrait of the Hudson and of the visionary people whose deep relationship with the river inspires changes in American history and culture. Lavishly illustrated with color plates of Hudson River School paintings, period... >
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