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: Universe Publishing

ISBN: 0789308843

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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

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

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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.”


The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history.

Author: Edwin G. Burrows

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741205

Category: History

Page: 1416

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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.

Is New York Burning

HAVE ...

Author: Larry Collins

Publisher: Phoenix Books

ISBN: 1614670757

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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The clock is ticking toward an inexorable deadline.... Four years after 9/11, terrorists have hidden an atomic bomb in the heart of New York. If the President of the United States does not force his Israeli allies to abandon all the land they have occupied in the aftermath of the 1967 War, Manhattan will be wiped off the face of the earth. Will George W. Bush give in to this blackmail? Could a terrorist group have really gotten access to an atomic bomb and smuggled it into the United States? Can the forces of the most powerful nation on the planet find the hidden bomb and defuse it before it can explode? Could they, if necessary, evacuate New York? Researched for two years, the authors studied thousands of documents and interviewed scores of people from the most secret centers in the war on terrorism. Is New York Burning? is a diabolical thriller set at the very heart of today’s world and its madness. The final collaboration from the authors of the world famous Is Paris Burning? and O Jerusalem.

My Name is New York

Pg. 24: Bound for Giory publicity shot, Woody Guthrie performing in the New York
City subway, 1943. Photograph by Eric Schaal. WGA. Pg. 25: "Talkin' Subway
Blues" typed and annotated lyric, no date. WGA. Words and music by Woody ...

Author: Nora Guthrie

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576876349

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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Woody Guthrie's prolific output popularized folk music in the 1940s and his presence in New York City helped spark the 1960s folk revival. My name is New York, I’m a brick on a brick I’m a hundred folks running, and ten dying sick I’m a saint, I’m a sinner, a whore and her pimp Your ocean’s the mirror I look in to primp. —“My Name Is New York,” Woody Guthrie Dust bowl troubadour Woody Guthrie first arrived in New York City on February 16, 1940. Although he continued to ramble, for 27 years— from 1940 until his death in 1967—New York was the city he called home and always returned to. For the first time, this wonderful New York story comes to life with historical photos, documents, and previously unpublished lyrics from the Woody Guthrie Archives. Highlighting 19 significant locations, this little guide provides an expansive yet intimate portrait of Woody Guthrie's NYC life. We invite you to walk the streets, ride the buses and subways, or sit down and relax on some of the stoops, park benches, or beaches where Woody Guthrie did—always strumming away on his guitar, always working on a new song. Many of Woody's most popular songs were written in apartments, lofts, and other locations around "New York Town." That song, along with "Jesus Christ," "Vigilante Man," "Hard Travelin'," "Tom Joad," "Reuben James," "All You Fascists Bound to Lose," and "1913 Massacre," are among the more than 600 he composed in the Big Apple. Most surprisingly, his iconic "This Land Is Your Land," was written at a small rooming house on 43rd Street and Sixth Avenue, on February 23, 1940 within a few days of his arrival. With new friends Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee and the Almanac Singers he was at the center of a new movement—introducing and popularizing rural, roots, topical, and protest music to modern, urban audiences. For more information visit

New York as it Is in 1833 1835 1837

Containing a General Description of the City of New-York, List of Officers, Public
Institutions, and Other Useful Information. Including the Public Officers, &c., of the
City of Brooklyn. Accompanied by a Correct Map ... [1st]-4th Year of Publication ...

Author: Edwin Williams



Category: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)


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Think New York

MY KIND OF TOWN left Buenos Aires in 1979 because I dense cityscape , New
York is a close - up wanted out of what had become an of architectural and
human detail . economically and politically unfeasible It may have real social ...

Author: Hilary Lewis

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781920744748

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

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The emotional and complex legacy of September 11, 2001, made the efforts to rebuild the World Trade Center site an unprecedented challenge for the architecture profession. What ensued at Ground Zero was to be an amalgam of programmatic, urbanistic, design and political elements, produced in a charged atmosphere - with the world watching. This book chronicles the work of one team of designers. THINK, a collaboration of four distinguished principals: Shigeru Ban, Ken Smith, Frederic Schwartz and Rafael Vinoly, was a finalist in the master planning competition. From each designer's immediate response to the loss of the Twin Towers, to the team's work for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's Innovative Design Study, this book covers the eighteen month period between the attacks and the selection of a master plan in February 2003.

Not For Parents New York City

This is not a guidebook. And it's definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - New York.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1742208568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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This is not a guidebook. And it's definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - New York. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about towering skyscrapers and deep subways, a naked cowboy, and the Yankees loudest fans. Check out cool stories about hot dogs and snapping alligators, bulls in the stock exchange and sports on the street. You'll find superheroes, famous battles, cops, cooks, and millions of rats. Which lady moved to New York from Paris in 350 pieces? Did Martians really invade New York in 1938? Which skyscraper was meant to double as an airship dock? Would you like to spend a night inside an elephant? This book shows you a New York your parents probably don't even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet's new Not for Parents: New York City opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world's most exciting cities. Be sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome and London, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book - a journey through every country in the word.

New York The Movie Lover s Guide

The Ultimate Insider Tour of Movie New York Richard Alleman. Greenwich
Village: The Big Back Lot Greenwich Village is New York City on a different scale.
lt is low-rise; there are lots of trees; people live in houses; you can see the sky.

Author: Richard Alleman

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0804137781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 760

The classic guide to who-did-what-where in New York, on- and off-screen, including: Classic film and TV locations: Marilyn Monroe’s infamous Seven Year Itch subway grating . . . the deli where Meg Ryan famously faked an orgasm in When Harry Met Sally . . . the diner where Courteney Cox (in Friends) and Kirsten Dunst (in Spider-Man) waitressed . . . Men in Black’s Manhattan headquarters . . . The Godfather mansion on Staten Island…the Greenwich Village apartment where Jack Nicholson terrorized Greg Kinnear in As Good as It Gets . . . Ghostbusters’ Tribeca firehouse . . . Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow’s A Perfect Murder palazzo . . . the landmark West Side building that housed Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky and Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby . . . the Greenwich Village apartment of Friends . . . Will & Grace’s Upper West Side building . . . The All in the Family block in Queens . . . The Sopranos’ New Jersey mansion (and the real Bada Bing club) . . . Seinfeld’s favorite diner . . . Sex and the City’s sexiest haunts . . . and many more . . . Stars’ childhood homes: Lena Horne’s Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse . . . Frank Sinatra’s Hoboken row house . . . Barbra Streisand’s Flatbush housing project . . . J.Lo’s Bronx block . . . Humphrey Bogart’s Upper West Side tenement . . . the Marx Brothers’ Upper East Side brownstone . . . Apartments and townhouses of the silver screen’s greatest legends: Joan Crawford . . . Marlene Dietrich . . . James Dean . . . Katharine Hepburn . . . Montgomery Clift . . . Rita Hayworth . . . Rock Hudson . . . and . . . Plus: Superstar cemeteries . . . major film and TV studios . . . historic movie palaces and Broadway theaters . . . star-studded restaurants and legendary hotels . . . For movie-loving New Yorkers, travelers and armchair film buffs, New York: The Movie Lover’s Guide is the ultimate insider’s guide to the Big Apple’s reel attractions.

New York as it is

Agents in New - York - Grinnell , Minturn , & Co. , 134 Front - street . ( Third Line .
) Ships . Masters . Ships . Masters . United States . . Holdridge Virginian Harris St.
Andrew .... Thompson Sheffield · Allen Sail from New - York on the 24th , and ...

Author: Edwin Williams



Category: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)


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A Hedonist s Guide to New York

This is New York, kids... a city that runs on creativity and culture. Sure,
Broadway's theaters and their big-budget spectacles immediately leap to mind,
and we suggest clicking on the second you start to plan your trip
so you can ...

Author: Andrew Stone

Publisher: A Hedonist's guide to...

ISBN: 1905428413

Category: Travel

Page: 207

View: 689

The world’s favorite city and arguably foremost truly global metropolis, New York is fast-paced and constantly changing. From the high-end chic restaurants in Midtown to the alternative underground bars of the Lower East Side, from the established grandeur of the Upper West Side to the unashamed wealth of the Upper East, from glam (and gay) Chelsea to the taste-makers of the Meatpacking District, this is a city that desperately needs a tour guide. Hg2's crack team of writers come to the rescue with this discriminating guidebook. Targeting a generation of "time poor, cash rich" travelers who want only the best, A Hedonist's Guide to New York is packed with photographs, hidden venues, and easy-to-use color-coded maps. Completely revised, updated, and redesigned, this second edition helps visitors bypass the mundane and head toward the magnificent.

New York Cafe Starter Level Oxford Bookworms Library

I am very, very good with computers – the best in New York. How can I help
people? Maybe I can help people with no money. Can somebody at the New
York Café help me?' The e-mail from New York Café to S. Fuller begins like this, '
This is ...

Author: Michael Dean

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194630668

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 48

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A Starter level Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Michael Dean. It is the year 2030, and an e-mail message arrives at New York Cafe: 'I want to help people and make them happy!' But not everybody is happy about the e-mail, and soon the police and the President are very interested in the New York Cafe.

Artwalks in New York

This is New York's other major modern art museum, this one featuring American
art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Recent shows have been devoted
to such subjects as Ellsworth Kelly, political art, and the museum's well-known ...

Author: Marina Harrison

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814736610

Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 789

Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the popular handbook features thirty-three tours of public art, from the Cloisters and Harlem, to Central Park and the midtown museums, to the southern tip at Battery Park City, as well as the outer boroughs, including such sites as Snug Harbor, the Socrates Sculpture Park, Noguchi Museum, Wave Hill, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Simultaneous.

New York in the Sixties

The theme is commonplace enough, especially when applied to cities, and most
especially when the city is New York. But it is the apparently commonplace which
evades notice and study, and now is the time to observe what transformations ...

Author: Klaus Lehnartz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486168476

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.

New York Medical and Physical Journal

The volame before us exhibits the most complete account of the “ often infirmities
" that we have seen ; and although it contains little that is new , it contains nearly
all that is valuable . The essay is calculated to be popular , and if we did not ...




Category: Medicine


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Beaux arts Architecture in New York

The New York Public Library , Fifth Avenue and West 42 Street , 1897 - 1911 , by
Carrère & Hastings . The New York Public Library ( officially known as the Central
Research Library of the New York Public Library ) is one of the grandest ...

Author: Edmund Vincent Gillon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486256986

Category: Architecture

Page: 86

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Discusses the Beaux-Arts style in architecture, and shows and describes examples among the hotels, banks, apartment buildings, museums, offices, and monuments of Manhattan

Fun with the Family Metro New York

In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano sailed into what is now New York Harbor and
was met by a lot of Lenape Indians in canoes. A hundred years later the Dutch
founded their first and only colony in America, New Netherland, which reached
from ...

Author: Mary Lynn Blanks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762765526

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 518

Written by a parent, for parents, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family Metro New York leads the way to amusement parks, historical attractions, children’s museums, wildlife habitats, festivals, parks, and many other exciting places to go. The whole family will enjoy . . . Exploring the natural wonders of Wave Hill, Van Cortlandt Park, and Pelham Bay Park—all within the city limits Time-traveling back to the days of yore, whether as wizards or princesses, at the Cloisters Strolling through the fabulous mansions of millionaires, or speculating on the whereabouts of the buried treasures of Rip Van Winkle and Captain Kidd Swimming, boating, hiking, sightseeing, and fishing on Fire Island National Seashore

Picturing New York

Finally , Katz compares and contrasts Burckhardt's use of New York City as a
backdrop and subject in his photographs and films . The Museum of the City of
New York is delighted to present concurrent exhibitions of the New York
paintings and ...

Author: Andrea Henderson

Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781593730659

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 117

The New York paintings and pastels of Yvonne Jacquette, one of America's most distinguished contemporary painters, and the New York photographs of her late husband Rudy Burckhardt, whose unconventional art has spawned a large and devoted following, are the subjects of this intriguing look at a slice of the New York art world from the 1930s to the present. Picturing New York: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardt explores this remarkable pair of artists whose work celebrates New York's streets and skyline, capturing both the intimacy and the expansiveness of the city. Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardt were creative and personal partners for nearly forty years, from the time of their meeting in 1961 until Burckhardt's death in 1999. Burckhardt, born in 1914 in Basel, Switzerland, came to New York in 1935, and Jacquette, a Pittsburgh native twenty years his junior, arrived in 1955. Although they traveled broadly for artistic subject matter, they were based in New York City, spending most of their careers in the West 20s, where Jacquette's studio still is. They sometimes collaborated, usually on films, but mostly each pursued independent work in photography and painting. Despite this independence, their approaches to representing the city share visual and philosophical parallels. The dazzling urban nocturne is Jacquette's primary subject. For thirty years, she has made night paintings from aerial vantage points of such cities as Tokyo, San Francisco, Washington, Hong Kong, and Chicago--along with bird's-eye views of Maine and Midwestern farmland--but her images of New York City are without question the strongest and most celebrated. These dramatic and glittering canvases are striking for their bold compositions, surface richness, and the powerful presence of their grand scale. Jacquette has described herself as a "portraitist of American cities," and none has been more frequently or more affectionately depicted than New York--its splendid architecture, neon signage, bridges, streets, and waterways--and indirectly, the electricity that makes it all visible at night. Burckhardt, whose photographs and films of New York have inspired a cult following, made images of the city's architecture, streets, and inhabitants in a singular style--apolitical and seemingly uncomposed--that broke with tradition and influenced younger generations of photographers. From iconic views of New York's skyscrapers, to close-up architectural details, to storefronts splashed with advertising signage, to New Yorkers walking their streets and riding their subways, the variety of Burckhardt's subject matter conveys his never-ending fascination with the city's scale and diversity. His images convey his own sense of wonder about New York and invite viewers to share in his pleasure of the city's unexpected moments and unexplored places. Coinciding with exhibitions on both artists at the Museum of the City of New York,Picturing New York: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardtoffers a unique look at the work of this important creative couple side by side and the place they hold in the New York art world.

New York Magazine

New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.