This Is New York

A pictorial tour of Manhattan's neighborhoods, transportation and traffic, buildings, and the city's activities, from the local shoeshine stall to Wall Street.

Author: Miroslav Sasek

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0789308843

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 972

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his stylish books on Paris, London, and Rome, M. Sasek pictures fabulous, big-hearted New York City in This Is New York, first published in 1960 and now updated for the 21st century. The Dutchman who bought the island of Manhattan from the Native Americnas in 1626 for twenty-four dollars' worth of handy housewares little knew that his was the biggest bargain in American history. For everything about New York is big -- the buildings, the traffic jams, the cars, the stories, the Sunday papers. Here is the Staten Island Ferry, the Statute of Liberty, MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Harlem, Chinatown, Central Park. The brass, the beauty, the magic, This Is New York!

Here is New York

In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York.

Author: E. B. White

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174798

Category: Travel

Page: 58

View: 226

In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm—remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”

A Walk in New York

New York City the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day!

Author: Salvatore Rubbino

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763695106

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 437

New York City the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning lots of facts and trivia along the way.

Forgotten New York

Houses dating to the first Dutch settlers on Staten Island; yellow brick roads in Brooklyn; clocks embedded in the sidewalk in Manhattan; bishop's crook lampposts in Queens; a white elephant in the Bronx—this is New York and this is your ...

Author: Kevin Walsh

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061145025

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 650

Forgotten New York is your passport to more than 300 years of history, architecture, and memories hidden in plain sight. Houses dating to the first Dutch settlers on Staten Island; yellow brick roads in Brooklyn; clocks embedded in the sidewalk in Manhattan; bishop's crook lampposts in Queens; a white elephant in the Bronx—this is New York and this is your guide to seeing it all. Forgotten New York covers all five boroughs with easy-to-use maps and suggested routes to hundreds of out-of-the-way places, antiquated monuments, streets to nowhere, and buildings from a time lost. Forgotten New York features: Quiet Places Truly Forgotten History Happened Here What is this Thing? Forgotten People And so much more. No matter if you are a lifelong New Yorker, recent resident, or weekend visitor, this magical book is the only guide to true New York.

Color this Book New York City

Featuring over 30 illustrations by artist and comedienne Abbi Jacobson, this coloring book captures the charm and personality of bustling New York City—from cultural attractions and historic sites to quirky shops and everyday street ...

Author: Abbi Jacobson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452117331

Category: Games

Page: 32

View: 455

From co-star and co-creator of Comedy Central's Broad City, Abbi Jacobson! Featuring over 30 illustrations by artist and comedienne Abbi Jacobson, this coloring book captures the charm and personality of bustling New York City—from cultural attractions and historic sites to quirky shops and everyday street scenes. A great keepsake for visitors and NY natives of all ages, Color this Book offers hours of coloring fun. Includes Artichoke Pizza, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, City Bakery, Greenwich Village, the High Line, the Statue of Liberty, and more!

New York New York New York

New York, New York, New York, Thomas Dyja’s sweeping account of this metamorphosis, shows it wasn’t the work of a single policy, mastermind, or economic theory, nor was it a morality tale of gentrification or crime.

Author: Thomas Dyja

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982149809

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 986

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. Over the next thirty-plus years, though, it became a different place—kinder and meaner, richer and poorer, more like America and less like what it had always been. New York, New York, New York, Thomas Dyja’s sweeping account of this metamorphosis, shows it wasn’t the work of a single policy, mastermind, or economic theory, nor was it a morality tale of gentrification or crime. Instead, three New Yorks evolved in turn. After brutal retrenchment came the dazzling Koch Renaissance and the Dinkins years that left the city’s liberal traditions battered but laid the foundation for the safe streets and dotcom excess of Giuliani’s Reformation in the ‘90s. Then the planes hit on 9/11. The shaky city handed itself over to Bloomberg who merged City Hall into his personal empire, launching its Reimagination. From Hip Hop crews to Wall Street bankers, D.V. to Jay-Z, Dyja weaves New Yorkers famous, infamous, and unknown—Yuppies, hipsters, tech nerds, and artists; community organizers and the immigrants who made this a truly global place—into a narrative of a city creating ways of life that would ultimately change cities everywhere. With great success, though, came grave mistakes. The urbanism that reclaimed public space became a means of control, the police who made streets safe became an occupying army, technology went from a means to the end. Now, as anxiety fills New Yorker’s hearts and empties its public spaces, it’s clear that what brought the city back—proximity, density, and human exchange—are what sent Covid-19 burning through its streets, and the price of order has come due. A fourth evolution is happening and we must understand that the greatest challenge ahead is the one New York failed in the first three: The cures must not be worse than the disease. Exhaustively researched, passionately told, New York, New York, New York is a colorful, inspiring guide to not just rebuilding but reimagining a great city.

Modern New York

A renowned economist and political commentator traces New York's economic dominance since the 1960s, offering insight into such major controversies as insider real estate laws and the untaxed underground economy. 40,000 first printing.

Author: Greg David

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0230115101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 806

A renowned economist and political commentator traces New York's economic dominance since the 1960s, offering insight into such major controversies as insider real estate laws and the untaxed underground economy. 40,000 first printing.

I Never Knew That About New York

Take a delightful journey from the bottom of the island of Manhattan to the top and discover extraordinary facts about New York along the way. You’ll find yourself saying, “I never knew that about New York!”

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101634855

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 608

A treasure trove of fascinating trivia about the city that never sleeps Did you know: • Grand Central Terminal is the largest railway station in the world. • Columbus Circle is the point from which all official distances to and from New York are measured • When Queen Elizabeth II visited Trinity Church in 1976, she was presented with 279 peppercorns in back rent • Macy’s owns almost a full city block…but not the real estate its famous sign featuring its signature red bag is on. Take a delightful journey from the bottom of the island of Manhattan to the top and discover extraordinary facts about New York along the way. You’ll find yourself saying, “I never knew that about New York!”

Names of New York

That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey through the names of New York City’s streets and parks, boroughs and bridges, playgrounds and neighborhoods.

Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524748935

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 970

"A casually wondrous experience; it made me feel like the city was unfolding beneath my feet.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror In place-names lie stories. That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey through the names of New York City’s streets and parks, boroughs and bridges, playgrounds and neighborhoods. Exploring the power of naming to shape experience and our sense of place, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro traces the ways in which native Lenape, Dutch settlers, British invaders, and successive waves of immigrants have left their marks on the city’s map. He excavates the roots of many names, from Brooklyn to Harlem, that have gained iconic meaning worldwide. He interviews the last living speakers of Lenape, visits the harbor’s forgotten islands, lingers on street corners named for ballplayers and saints, and meets linguists who study the estimated eight hundred languages now spoken in New York. As recent arrivals continue to find new ways to make New York’s neighborhoods their own, the names that stick to the city’s streets function not only as portals to explore the past but also as a means to reimagine what is possible now.


Here is New York

Presents an exhibition of photographics originally shown at a store front in the Soho district of New York City. The focus of the exhibition is on the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster and its aftermath.

Author: Alice Rose George

Publisher: Scalo Verla AG

ISBN: 3908247667

Category: Photography

Page: 861

View: 354

Presents an exhibition of photographics originally shown at a store front in the Soho district of New York City. The focus of the exhibition is on the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster and its aftermath.

New York City Like a Local

Whether you're a New Yorker looking to uncover your city's secrets or seeking an authentic experience beyond the tourist track, this stylish guide makes sure you experience New York City beneath the surface.

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0744055237

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 756

Uncover the hidden side of New York City with this insider's e-guide Home to soaring skyscrapers, eclectic museums, and a foodie scene like no other, this rapturous city is endlessly enticing. But beyond the well-trodden sights of the Empire State Building and the Met lies the real New York City: a whole other side waiting to be explored. We've spoken to the city's locals to unearth the coolest hangout spots, hidden gems, and personal favorites to ensure you travel like a local. Grab a coffee from the cafes the locals catch up in, browse fresh produce at vibrant farmers' markets, or explore the quirky galleries the students rave about. Whether you're a New Yorker looking to uncover your city's secrets or seeking an authentic experience beyond the tourist track, this stylish guide makes sure you experience New York City beneath the surface.

My New York

A free greeting card is included with the holiday edition. My New York is a stunning visual celebration of one of the world's most fabled cities and is sure to be treasured by New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers, and young and old alike.

Author: Kathy Jakobsen

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316713504

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 697

A young New Yorker writes to her friend from the Midwest to tell about the things they will see in the city when Martin comes to visit her, in a holiday gift edition of a title first released ten years ago. 50,000 first printing.

Vanishing New York

In Vanishing New York, he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of "hyper-gentrification" that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial ...

Author: Jeremiah Moss

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062439707

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 165

An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York. For generations, New York City has been a mecca for artists, writers, and other hopefuls longing to be part of its rich cultural exchange and unique social fabric. But today, modern gentrification is transforming the city from an exceptional, iconoclastic metropolis into a suburbanized luxury zone with a price tag only the one percent can afford. A Jane Jacobs for the digital age, blogger and cultural commentator Jeremiah Moss has emerged as one of the most outspoken and celebrated critics of this dramatic shift. In Vanishing New York, he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of "hyper-gentrification" that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial landmarks. In prose that the Village Voice has called a "mixture of snark, sorrow, poeticism, and lyric wit," Moss leads us on a colorful guided tour of the most changed parts of town—from the Lower East Side and Chelsea to Harlem and Williamsburg—lovingly eulogizing iconic institutions as they’re replaced with soulless upscale boutiques, luxury condo towers, and suburban chains. Propelled by Moss’ hard-hitting, cantankerous style, Vanishing New York is a staggering examination of contemporary "urban renewal" and its repercussions—not only for New Yorkers, but for all of America and the world.

Hello New York City

In an introduction to the notable places and characteristics of the city of New York, a young boy visits the city's most popular sites and ends his busy day with a gentle good night to Central Park and Harlem Meer. On board pages.

Author: David Walker

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781402767685

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 22

View: 573

In an introduction to the notable places and characteristics of the city of New York, a young boy visits the city's most popular sites and ends his busy day with a gentle good night to Central Park and Harlem Meer. On board pages.

The Encyclopedia of New York

West Twentieth Street. Whether you are a lifelong resident, a curious newcomer, or an armchair traveler, this is the guidebook you’ll need, straight from the people who know New York best.

Author: The Editors of New York Magazine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501166964

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 190

The must-have guide to pop culture, history, and world-changing ideas that started in New York City, from the magazine at the center of it all. Since its founding in 1624, New York City has been a place that creates things. What began as a trading post for beaver pelts soon transformed into a hub of technological, social, and cultural innovation—but beyond fostering literal inventions like the elevator (inside Cooper Union in 1853), Q-tips (by Polish immigrant Leo Gerstenzang in 1923), General Tso’s chicken (reimagined for American tastes in the 1970s by one of its Hunanese creators), the singles bar (1965 on the Upper East Side), and Scrabble (1931 in Jackson Heights), the city has given birth to or perfected idioms, forms, and ways of thinking that have changed the world, from Abstract Expressionism to Broadway, baseball to hip-hop, news blogs to neoconservatism to the concept of “downtown.” Those creations and more are all collected in The Encyclopedia of New York, an A-to-Z compendium of unexpected origin stories, hidden histories, and useful guides to the greatest city in the world, compiled by the editors of New York Magazine (a city invention itself, since 1968) and featuring contributions from Rebecca Traister, Jerry Saltz, Frank Rich, Jonathan Chait, Rhonda Garelick, Kathryn VanArendonk, Christopher Bonanos, and more. Here you will find something fascinating and uniquely New York on every page: a history of the city’s skyline, accompanied by a tour guide’s list of the best things about every observation deck; the development of positive thinking and punk music; appreciations of seltzer and alternate-side-of-the-street parking; the oddest object to be found at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!; musical theater next to muckracking and mugging; and the unbelievable revelation that English muffins were created on...West Twentieth Street. Whether you are a lifelong resident, a curious newcomer, or an armchair traveler, this is the guidebook you’ll need, straight from the people who know New York best.

NY Is for New York

See the sights of New York as never before! Award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby takes the reader from A for The American Museum of Natural History to Z for The Bronx Zoo.

Author: Paul Thurlby

Publisher: Paul Thurlby ABC City Books

ISBN: 9781492654650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 695

See the sights of New York as never before! Award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby takes the reader from A for The American Museum of Natural History to Z for The Bronx Zoo. Paired with snippets of information about each landmark, each page's bold, eye-catching imagery is a visual treat for both kids and adults. As a fun bonus, a little gorilla hidden on each page adds an interactive element that kids will love.

In New York

This is at once a personal story from the beloved creator of Arthur, a useful primer for first-time travelers on what to see and do with kids in the Big Apple, and a perfect keepsake after a visit.

Author: Marc Brown

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307974448

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 492

Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and with In New York, he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing subway, High Line, and so much more, Marc's rollicking text and gorgeous illustrations showcase what he's come to adore about New York after fulfilling his life-long dream to live in the city he fell in love with during a childhood visit. This is at once a personal story from the beloved creator of Arthur, a useful primer for first-time travelers on what to see and do with kids in the Big Apple, and a perfect keepsake after a visit. It's also a great gift for anyone who loves New York, the Crossroads of the World. New York! New York! It's a heckuva town!

New York

In New York City, you can take a boat ride on a blue river, visit the green Statue of Liberty, hail a yellow taxi, and end up in the rainbow-colored lights of Times Square. Explore colors all over New York City in this gorgeous board book!

Author: Ashley Evanson

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 0448489139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

View: 382

Introducing Hello, World, an exciting new board book series that pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of cities around the world. In New York City, you can take a boat ride on a blue river, visit the green Statue of Liberty, hail a yellow taxi, and end up in the rainbow-colored lights of Times Square. Explore colors all over New York City in this gorgeous board book!

Worn in New York

The jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift. — These and over sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York, the latest volume from New York Times bestselling author Emily Spivack.

Author: Emily Spivack

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351797

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 558

The boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River. The tank top Andy Warhol’s assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together. The jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift. — These and over sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York, the latest volume from New York Times bestselling author Emily Spivack. In these first-person accounts, contributors in and out of the public eye share surprising, personal, wild, poignant, and funny stories behind a piece of clothing that reminds them of a significant moment of their New York lives. Worn in New York offers a contemporary cultural history of the city—its changing identity, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible vitality—by paying tribute to these well-loved clothes and the people who wore them. Includes contributions from: Adam Horovitz Amy Heckerling Andre Royo Anna Sui Aubrey Plaza Catherine Opie Coco Rocha Dick Cavett Eileen Myles Fab 5 Freddy Gay Talese Genesis Breyer P-Orridge JD Samson Jenji Kohan Jenna Lyons Kyp Malone Lena Dunham Pee Wee Kirkland Thelma Golden Timothy Greenfield-Sanders