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Downtown: My Manhattan
by Pete Hamill
The story of Manhattan from a Brooklyn-born journalist and novelist. Tells the story of riots, celebrations, constructions, heroes, and memories crowding the island for centuries.
Down 42nd Street: Sex, Money, Culture, and Politics at the Crossroads of the World
by Marc Eliot
New York Times biographer Marc Eliot covers the life and times of New York's 42nd Street and documents the cultural impact it has had on New York City and the world.
Arthur Schwartz's New York City Food: An Opinionated History and More Than 100 Legendary Recipes
by Arthur Schwartz, Chris Callis (Photographer)
Gastronomic expertise on the culinary foundations of the city plus recipes: Manhattan Clam Chowder, Eggs Benedict, Lindy's cheesecake, Lobster Newburg, etc.
New York: Then and Now
by Annette Witheridge
Seventy modern color photographs are compared side-by-side with seventy archival photographs from the 1850's to 1950's. Includes famous vistas, landmarks, and neighborhoods.
New York*excellent*
(7 Episode PBS Boxed Set of DVDs) A film by Ric Burns. This series offers fourteen hours chronicling the history of New York from its beginning in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the turbulent years in the decades following World War II, to the end of the 20th century and the city's status as one of the most important and influential cities in the world.
In Memoriam--New York City, 9/11/01
Follows Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his staff through the day of 9/11/2001 and its aftermath.
The World Trade Center: A Tribute
by Bill Harris
A tribute to the World Trade Center covering the history and architecture of the buildings and the lower Manhattan neighborhood where they stood with over 80 full-color photographs.
I Shot New York
by Ralph Ginzburg (Photographer), Shoshana Ginzburg, George Plimpton
New York from the Air
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Photographer), John Tauranac
Manhattan Unfurled
by Matteo Pericoli
This author photographed the whole of New York’s shoreline profile from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New Jersey (which he reached by motorcycle) and made two continuous pen-and-ink drawings of Manhattan’s skyline.
Manhattan Shores: An Expedition Around Manhattan Island
by Laura Rosen
Not For Tourists Guide to New York City
This is a compact directory of all things NYC: maps and graphics, as well as listings of services, restaurants, shops, schools, entertainment venues, public transportation, parks, and more.
New York City 5 Borough Atlas: Laminated (Hagstrom)
by Hagstrom Map Company
All the streets in all the boroughs in all their splendor. Why do I recommend laminated maps? Wait until you get to NYC--you'll wish you had laminated yourself!
Eyewitness Travel Guide to New York
by DK Eyewitness
Delight in this sumptous visual presentation of New York's famed attractions.
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