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Ellis Island Cover Image
By Georges Perec, Harry Mathews (Translated by), Mónica de la Torre (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780811229548
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Published: New Directions - February 9th, 2021

A moving hybrid work about Ellis Island and immigration by the marvelous Georges Perec

New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982149789
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 16th, 2021

A lively, immersive history by an award-winning urbanist of New York City’s transformation, and the lessons it offers for the city’s future.

Dangerous, filthy, and falling apart, garbage piled on its streets and entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble; New York’s terrifying, if liberating, state of nature in 1978 also made it the capital of American culture.

The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River Cover Image
ISBN: 9781978814059
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Published: Rutgers University Press - January 15th, 2021

Since 1996, The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River has been an essential resource for understanding the full sweep of the great river's natural history and human heritage.

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640123588
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Published: Potomac Books - December 1st, 2020

2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards Finalist in the U.S. History category

In the wee hours of May 15, 1902, three thousand Jewish women quietly took up positions on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

The United Nations and New York City: A Home for the World Cover Image
By Raul Barreneche (Editor)
ISBN: 9781951541309
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Published: Oro Editions - April 6th, 2021

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter, this visually driven book tells the story of the special relationship between the UN and New York City through the interrelated lenses of architecture, real estate, and urban planning. It will be illustrated with rare archival photographs and architectural drawings, as well as newly commissioned photographs.

Declaring Disaster: Buffalo's Blizzard of '77 and the Creation of Fema (New York State) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780815611271
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Published: Syracuse University Press - March 15th, 2021

On Friday, January 28, 1977, it began to snow in Buffalo. The second largest city in New York State, located directly in line with the Great Lakes' snowbelt, was no stranger to this kind of winter weather. With their city averaging ninety-four inches of snow per year, the citizens of Buffalo knew how to survive a snowstorm.

Black Manhattan Cover Image
By James Weldon Johnson, Zadie Smith (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781632461155
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Published: Ig Publishing - February 23rd, 2021

In this classic work, first published in 1930, James Weldon Johnson, one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance, combined the skills of the historian, social scientist, and the reporter to trace the New York black experience from the earliest settlements on Chatham Square during the pre-revolutionary period to the triumphant achievements of Harlem in the 1920s.

The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190843700
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2021

Across all the boroughs, The Long Crisis shows, New Yorkers helped transform their broke and troubled city in the 1970s by taking the responsibilities of city governance into the private sector and market, steering the process of neoliberalism.

Decoding Manhattan: Island of Diagrams, Maps, and Graphics Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419747601
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Published: Abrams - April 13th, 2021

Mysteries and folkways of New York City revealed in an entertaining collection of graphic art
The life and legend of New York City, from the size of its skyscrapers to the ways of its inhabitants, is vividly captured in this lively collection of more than 250 maps, cross sections, flowcharts, tables, board games, cartoons and infographics, and other unique diagrams sp

Haunted Headlines and Phantom Posts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578813219
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Published: These Old Bones - December 4th, 2020

They say that fact is stranger than fiction and that all legends have a little bit of truth in them. For centuries people have been fascinated by a good ghost story, and nothing is better than one in your own backyard.

Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s Cover Image
ISBN: 9781350185944
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - December 10th, 2020

Often described as the greatest city in the world, New York is one of the iconic cities of the world. Yet much of its architecture and culture which so defines the city we know today only came into being in the 1930s, in what was perhaps the most significant decade in the city's 400 year history.

Antiquity in Gotham: The Ancient Architecture of New York City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823293841
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Published: Fordham University Press - March 23rd, 2021

The first detailed study of "Neo-Antique" architecture applies an archaeological lens to the study of New York City's structures

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