111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss: Revised and
Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwideFully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsThe ultimate insider's guide to New York CityNew York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!
- Brand: Jo Anne Elikann
- ASIN: 3954510529 Part No: 23397083
In a Lonely Place (New York Review
A classic California noir with a feminist twist, this prescient 1947 novel exposed misogyny in post-World War II American society, making it far ahead of its time.Los Angeles in the late 1940s is a city of promise and prosperity, but not for former fighter pilot Dix Steele. To his mind nothing has come close to matching “that feeling of power and exhilaration and freedom that came with loneness in the sky.” He prowls the foggy city night—bus stops and stretches of darkened beaches and movie houses just emptying out—seeking solitary young women. His funds are running out and his frustrations are growing. Where is the good life he was promised? Why does he always get a raw deal? Then he hooks up with his old Air Corps buddy Brub, now working for the LAPD, who just happens to be on the trail of the strangler who’s been terrorizing the women of the city for months... Written with controlled elegance, Dorothy B. Hughes’s tense novel is at once an early indictment of a truly toxic masculinity and a twisty page-turner with a surprisingly feminist resolution. A classic of golden age noir, In a Lonely Place also inspired Nicholas Ray’s 1950 film of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart.
- ASIN: 1681371472
A Place for Us: A Novel
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICKNamed One of the Best Books of 2018 by: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • Buzzfeed"Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things." — RON CHARLES, Washington Post"A Place for Us is a book for our times." — CHRISTIANE AMANPOURThe first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belongingAs an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggl...
- ASIN: B0776JJ5YR
Where the Crawdads Sing
- Brand: G.P. Putnam's Sons
- ASIN: 0735219095
kate spade new york: places to go, people to
kate spade new york: places to go, people to see focuses on the how, where and why of travel through the lens of the always-inspired kate spade new york girl. this new volume features vibrant photography, old-world glamour, a dash of charm and inspirational quotes, tips and words of wisdom that every kate spade new york girl should know. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see showcases chic destinations such as paris, new york city, the amalfi coast, marrakech, tokyo, and st moritz, along with ways to incorporate those things seen, heard and experienced into life back home. kate spade new york: places to go, people to see will have you booking a plane ticket the moment you finish turning the pages!
- Brand: ABRAMS
- ASIN: 1419713922
- UPC: 884825388372 Part No: 9781419713927
Adventist Pioneer Places: New York & New
It started as a movement: in tiny homes and small churches in the northeast corner of the United States. Now the Seventh-day Adventist Church circles the globe, and its members are numbered, no longer in the dozens, but in the millions. Although the church's beginnings were small, the stories of its early years are larger than life.
- Brand: Brand: Review Herald Publishing
- ASIN: 0828025681
Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City: Little-Known Tales About Gotham's People and
Urban legends, unsolved murders, and historical oddities from the five boroughs . . . Even many native New Yorkers don’t know all the secrets of their city. This book takes you on a tour, uptown, downtown, and below ground, with fascinating stories that range from a cross-dressing governor to a celebrity-filled cemetery. Learn about the General Slocum steamboat disaster in 1904 that killed over a thousand people; the man who claimed to survive a jump off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886; the persistent rumors of alligators in the sewers; and much more—in a treasury of tales as colorful as the city itself.
- ASIN: B01DV1Y7X0
Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and
Drivers exiting the New Jersey Turnpike for Perth Amboy, and map readers marveling at all the places in Pennsylvania named Lackawanna, need no longer wonder how these names originated. Manhattan to Minisink provides the histories of more than five hundred place names in the Greater New York area, including the five boroughs, western Long Island, the New York counties north of the city, and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Robert S. Grumet, a leading ethnohistorian specializing in the region’s Indian peoples, draws on his meticulous research and deep knowledge to determine the origins of Native, and Native-sounding, place names. Grumet divides his encyclopedic entries into two parts. The first comprises an alphabetical listing of nearly 340 Indian place names preserved in colonial records, located by county and state. Each entry includes the name’s language of origin, if known, and a brief discussion of its etymology, including its earliest known occurrence in written records, the history of its appearance on maps, and the name’s current status. The book’s second section presents nearly 200 place names that, though widely believed to be of Indian origin, are “imports, inventions, invocations, or impostors.” Mistranslations are abundant in place nam...
- Brand: Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
- ASIN: 0806143363
111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss (111 Places in .... That You Must Not
The ultimate insider's guide to New York's rooftopsFeatures interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guidesPart of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwideAppeals to both the local market (more than 20 million people call New York City home) and the tourist market (more than 60.5 million people visit New York City every year!)Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsNew York City is world-renowned for its skyline, and perched atop its lofty heights is a feast of breathtaking rooftop destinations for every taste and imagination. 111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss is the ultimate guide to an urban treasure trove of gems in the sky. It will guide you throughout the city's five boroughs to rooftop bars and restaurants, urban farms, sports, cultural events, classes, green roofs, parks, and, of course, spectacular views from above.Rooftops are the final frontier for urban explorers. This complete guide showcases a dazzling array of surprising rooftop escapes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Once associated with privilege and exclusivity, the city's highest points are now accessible to anyone with a sense of adventure. 111 Rooftops in New York T...
- ASIN: 3740804955 Part No: 34871157
111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss (111 Places in .... That You Must Not
The ultimate insider's guide to New York's museumsFeatures interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guidesPart of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 300 titles and 1.8 million copies in print worldwideAppeals to both the local market (more than 20 million people call the New York metropolitan area home) and the tourist market (more than 60 million people visit New York City every year!)Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsNew Yorkers love their museums. It's an obsession. From Gauguin to gangsters, finance to food, New York City has the richest museum culture in the world. Only here, can a former rundown tenement, be transformed to one of the most beloved museums in the city. And for New Yorkers, simply finding the best museums is an urban sport itself; a personal quest to seek out the cool, the curious and the uncanny.Consider this book your little cheat sheet. A treasure guide to the secret corners of the iconic museums, a field guide to the little museums you never dreamed existed. Dive in. Press pause from the world and discover a curated reality. We learn, we grow, we are amused and inspired. And when we leave, we feel a little more connected to the city around us, and to ourselves. And that's what being a New Yorke...
- ASIN: 3740803797
kate spade new york: places to go, people to
Showcases chic destinations through the lens of the Kate Spade New York girl, including such places as Paris, New York City, the Amalfi Coast, Marrakech, Tokyo, and St. Moritz.
No Access New York City : The City's Hidden Treasures, Haunts, and Forgotten
No Access New York City is a collection of the hidden places and little-known facts about New York. These are the secret gems of the city and most are completely off limits to the public. Through these pages explore the secret train station below the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the gold vault at the Federal Reserve, burial sites, tucked away establishments, secret tunnels, and so much more. All of these spots evoke a secret metropolis that is lost in time and harboring deep mysteries! What a fun way to "explore" New York!
Affordable Housing in New York : The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a
How has America's most expensive and progressive city helped its residents to live? Since the nineteenth century, the need for high-quality affordable housing has been one of New York City's most urgent issues. Affordable Housing in New York explores the past, present, and future of the city's pioneering efforts, from the 1920s to the major initiatives of Mayor Bill de Blasio.The book examines the people, places, and policies that have helped make New York livable, from early experiments by housing reformers and the innovative public-private solutions of the 1970s and 1980s to today's professionalized affordable housing industry. More than two dozen leading scholars tell the story of key figures of the era, including Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs, and Ed Koch. Over twenty-five individual housing complexes are profiled, including Queensbridge Houses, America's largest public housing complex; Stuyvesant Town; Co-op City; and recent additions like Via Verde. Plans, models, archival photos, and newly commissioned portraits of buildings and tenants put the efforts of the past century into social, political, and cultural context and look ahead to future prospects for below-market subsidized housing.A richly illustrated, dynamic portrait of an evolving city, this is a comprehensive and authoritative history of public and middle-income housing in New York and contributes significantly to contemporary debates on how to enable future generations of New Yorkers to call the city home.Contributors include: Matthias Altwicker, Hilary Ballon, Lizabeth Cohen, Andrew S. Dolkart, Peter Eisenstadt, Richard Greenwald, Christopher Klemek, Jeffrey A. Kroessler, Nancy H. Kwak, Nadia A. Mian, Annemarie Sammartino, David Schalliol, Susanne Schindler, David Smiley, Jonathan Soffer, Fritz Umbach, and Samuel Zipp.Featured housing complexes include: Amalgamated Cooperative Apartments - Amsterdam Houses - Bell Park Gardens - Boulevard Gardens - Co-op City - East River Houses - Eastwood - Harlem River Houses - Hughes House - Jacob Riis Houses - Johnson Houses - Marcus Garvey Village - Melrose Commons - Nehemiah Houses - Paul Laurence Dunbar Apartments - Penn South - Queensbridge Houses - Queensview - Ravenswood Houses - Riverbend Houses - Rochdale Village - Schomburg Plaza - Starrett City - Stuyvesant Town - Sunnyside Gardens - Twin Parks - Via Verde - West Side Urban Renewal Area - West Village Houses - Williamsburg Houses
111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss: Revised and
Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photos, this unusual guidebook to the Big Apple invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!
German Immigrants : Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to New York, 1855-1862, with Places of
The second volume of German Immigrants provides information on about 35,000 German immigrants from Bremen who arrived in New York from 1855 to 1862. The names are arranged alphabetically, and family members are grouped together, usually under the head of the household. In addition, data on age, place of origin, date of arrival, and the name of the ship are supplied, plus citations to the original source material.
New York Then and Now® People and
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Gangland New York : The Places and Faces of Mob
Starring the organized crime dens and murder scenes of the Rotten Apple, this book details New York's underworld through the places where mobsters lived, worked, ate, played, and died. From the Bowery Boys and the Five Points Gang through the Italian Mafia, New York City's mobsters have always lurked just around the corner.
Strange and Obscure Stories of New York City : Little-Known Tales About Gotham's People and
Walking Queens : 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest
"Home to more than 2.3 million people who speak at least 150 different languages, Queens is heralded as the most multicultural place on Earth. People go there to watch Major League Baseball or the U.S. Open. Perhaps they venture just across the river, to check out a trendy new restaurant, bar, or performance space in Long Island City or Astoria, or ride the train all the way out to the beach on a summer's day. Now, with Walking Queens by local author Adrienne Onofri, readers get to know the whole borough. Each walk tells the story of a neighborhood: how it developed originally and how it's transformed over the years. Readers are pointed to distinctive architecture, landmark buildings, popular eateries, ethnic enclaves, celebrity residences, art and performance spaces, and natural scenery. There are tours that reveal forgotten moments in Queens history, or position you for a stunning view, or immerse you in all the sights, scents, and sounds of a melting pot. Maps and transportation directions make it easy to find your way. Whether you're looking for an afternoon stroll or a daylong outing, grab this book and start walking Queens! "--
Outdoors with Kids New York City : 100 Fun Places to Explore in and Around the
This easy-to-use guide features 100 destinations where families can get outside, be active, and enjoy nature.
Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East, New York : Being an Abstract of Inscriptions from Thirty Places of Burial in the Above Named Towns (Classic
Excerpt from Burying Grounds of Sharon, Connecticut, Amenia and North East, New York: Being an Abstract of Inscriptions From Thirty Places of Burial in the Above Named Towns Bartram, Julia Ann, Wife of Harry Bartram and dau. Of David and Urania Smith, d. Oct. 15, 1872, ac. 79. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Upstate New York Off the Beaten Path(r) : A Guide to Unique Places -
Vols. for - by: Susan Finch.
Emergency Relief After the Washington Place Fire : New York, March 25, 1911 (Classic
Excerpt from Emergency Relief After the Washington Place Fire: New York, March 25, 1911 The police lists of dead and injured were secured on Sunday, and before ten o'clock on Monday morning a staff of visitors, office assistants, and stenographers had been recruited from the United Hebrew Charities, the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Charity Organization Society. Visitors were in the field be fore noon. A record card was printed during the day and was ready for use Tuesday morning. By Wednesday night all the families on the police lists had been visited. At the end of three weeks the emergency office was closed, and the Director continued the work from his offices in the United Charities Building. Applications were received by mail, as well as at the Building, and in all twenty-two new cases were regis tered in the next four weeks. After that time, seven weeks after the accident, the few new applications for assistance on account of the fire were handled by the Joint Application Bureau in the Charities Building in the regular way, and referred, if need seemed to exist, to the charitable societies, on the understanding that they would be reimbursed for any expenditure in such cases which was properly chargeable to the emergency relief fund. One-third of the cases, chieﬂy those in which no serious injury had been sustained, were closed within five weeks after the fire; and another third within two months more, that is, before July. Of the third that remained in charge at that time three months after the fire - some had not yet been able to work out plans for the future, and in others it was necessary to await information from remote villages in Europe before reaching a final decision. The last payments were made in March, 1912. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
My 25 Favorite Off-The-Grid Places in New York : Places I Traveled in New York That Weren't Invaded by Every Other Wacky Tourist That Thought They Should Go
My 25 Favorite Off-The-Grid Places in New York: Places I Traveled in New York That Weren't Invaded by Every Other Wacky Tourist That Thought They Shou