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A History Lover S Guide To New York City

Author : Alison Fortier
ISBN : 9781467119030
Genre : History
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New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history. This tour of the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer visitors and residents alike a chance to walk back in time along the streets of Manhattan. George Washington took his first oath of office on the steps of Federal Hall. Visitors can still dine at the famed Fraunces Tavern and worship at historic St. Paul's Chapel. From the Brooklyn Bridge to stunning skyscrapers, the city celebrates its own history and that of the nation. Join author Alison Fortier as she traces the history and heritage of America's largest metropolis.

The Civil War Lover S Guide To New York City

Author : Bill Morgan
ISBN : 1611211220
Genre : History
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Few Americans associate New York City with the Civil War, but the most populated metropolitan area in the nation, then and now, is filled with scores of monuments, historical sites, and resources directly related to those four turbulent years. Veteran author Bill Morgan's The Civil War Lover's Guide to New York City examines more than 150 of these largely overlooked and often forgotten historical gems. New York City has always been full of surprises. Not only was it largely sympathetic to the South, but its citizens twice voted overwhelmingly against Abraham Lincoln and the mayor refused to fly the American flag over city hall on the day of his inauguration. The USS Monitor, the country's first ironclad, was designed and built here, and General Meade sent troops to the city straight from the Gettysburg battlefield to put down the bloodiest civil rebellion in our history. By the time the war ended, New York had provided more men, equipment, and supplies for the Union than any other city in the North. Morgan's book takes readers on a nearly endless journey of historical discovery. Walk inside the church where Stonewall Jackson was baptized (which still holds services), visit the building where Lincoln delivered his famous "Cooper Union Speech," and marvel that the church built by the great abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher is still used for worship. A dozen Civil War era forts still stand (the star-shaped bastion upon which the Statue of Liberty rests was a giant supply depot), and one of them sent relief supplies to besieged Fort Sumter in Charleston. Visit the theater where "Dixie" was first performed and the house where Stephen Crane wrote The Red Badge of Courage. After the war, New York honored the brave men who fought by erecting some of the nation's most beautiful memorials in honor of William T. Sherman, Admiral David Farragut, and Abraham Lincoln. These and many others still grace parks and plazas around the city. Ulysses S. Grant adopted New York as his home and is buried here in the largest mausoleum in America (which was also the most-visited monument in the country). See the homes where many generals, including Winfield Scott, George McClellan, Daniel Sickles, and even Robert E. Lee, once lived. Complete with full-color photos and maps, Morgan's lavishly illustrated and designed The Civil War Lover's Guide to New York City is a must-have book for every student of the Civil War and for every visitor to New York City. REVIEWS Mr. Morgan has produced a volume that is a must for any Civil War buff visiting or living in New York City." - New York Journal of Books This well-researched book will be a great addition to any Civil War aficionados' collection." - Sacramento Book Review "Perfect for anyone interested in Civil War history and New York City. Additionally, it will provide walkers with a better appreciation for the many Civil War sites they pass on their travels in the Big Apple." - Civil War News "There is something here to please both casual sightseers as well as devoted history buffs." - The Civil War Monitor

Inside The Apple

Author : Michelle Nevius
ISBN : 9781416593935
Genre : History
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How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, Inside the Apple brings to life New York's fascinating past. This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Rich in anecdotes and illustrations, it whisks readers from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. The book also works as a historical walking-tour guide, with 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry with you as you explore the city, Inside the Apple allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. This energetic, wide-ranging, and often humorous book covers New York's most important historical moments, but is always anchored in the city of today.

Literary Landmarks

Author : Bill Morgan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121509843
Genre : Travel
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The author takes readers on a literary tour of New York, revealing the homes and favorite places of Poe, Mailer, Millay, Kerouac, Wright, Miller, and others. Original.

Nosh New York

Author : Myra Alperson
ISBN : 9781466853386
Genre : Travel
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Whether you're a lifelong New Yorker or you're visiting for the first time, when you're in the Big Apple you're in food heaven - a nosher's paradise where you can find the freshest and most authentic foods of any cuisine in the world, from steaming soup dumplings to Persian Kebabs, Moroccan tagines, Chinese bubble tea, Senegalese ginger beer, Colombian cholados, kosher focaccia bread, the freshest Italian cheeses, Guyanese roti and more! In this thorough and user-friendly book, passionate New York food guide Myra Alperson takes readers on her popular tours around town. Organized by borough and divided into easy-to-follow walks -- each of which can be done in an afternoon -- she points readers to the best ethnic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tea houses, take-out stores, specialty shops, produce stands, supermarkets, and other food hot spots. From generations-old favorites to vibrant newcomers, the delicious discoveries and include the best: - Indian, Greek, Brazilian, Cuban, Romanian, Irish, Chinese, Afghan and Thai spots in Queens - Italian, Kosher, Caribbean, Polish, Scandinavian, Russian and Moroccan delights in Brooklyn - Chinese, West African, Soul Food, Mexican, Dominican, Korean and Turkish finds in Manhattan - Sicilian, Albanian, Jamaican and Cambodian delights in the Bronx - And much more. You'll also discover: New York's last authentic beer garden * where to buy Chilean hot dogs and Brazilian pizza* the newest wave of Egyptian markets * the last Kosher market in Brighton Beach and the only Norwegian market in New York City * fun and delectable side trips * vegetarian and kid-friendly finds * cultural information for each neighborhood, along with info on the best parks, museums, gift shops, and bookstores. Complete with subway, bus, and car directions along with detailed maps of each neighborhood covered, Nosh New York turns an afternoon in the city into a delicious food adventure.

New York The Movie Lover S Guide

Author : Richard Alleman
ISBN : 9780804137782
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.

Art Nyc

Author : Morgan Falconer
ISBN : 098223208X
Genre : Art
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"[Contains] 13 neighborhood guides with maps; 9 ... profiles of major artists: Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Yoko Ono, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Koons; [and a] comprehensive guide to 11 artistic styles..."--P. [4] of cover.

Mike Colameco S Food Lover S Guide To New York City

Author : Mike Colameco
ISBN : 9780470044438
Genre : Cooking
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The insider's food guide to New York City-from trusted New York food expert and TV/radio host Michael Colameco New York is the food capital of the United States, with an incredibly rich and diverse dining scene that boasts everything from four-star French restaurants, casual neighborhood bistros, and ethnic restaurants from every corner of the world to corner bakeries, pastry shops, and much more. Now Mike Colameco, the host of PBS's popular Colameco's Food Show and WOR-Radio's "Food Talk", helps you make sense of this dizzying array of choices. He draws on his experience as a chef and New York resident to offer in-depth reviews of his favorite eating options, from high-end restaurants to cheap takeout counters and beyond. His work has given him unprecedented access to the city's chefs and kitchens, allowing him to tell you things others can't. He offers inside information about different establishments, giving a detailed and sometimes irreverent sense of the food and the people behind them. Goes beyond ratings-centered guides to offer detailed, opinionated reviews by an experienced chef and longtime New Yorker Recommends restaurants, bakers, butchers, chocolatiers, cheese stores, fishmongers, pastry shops, wine merchants, and more Entries include basic facts, contact information, and a thoughtful, personal review Includes choices in every price range and neighborhood, from Tribeca to Harlem Whether you're visiting for a weekend or have lived in New York for years, this guide is your #1 go-to source for the best food the city has to offer.

Discovering Vintage New York

Author : Mitch Broder
ISBN : 9780762794775
Genre : Travel
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As Manhattan succumbs to the big chain stores and tourist traps that come with the modern age, it struggles to maintain its storied identity. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, a number of classic restaurants, shops and other establishments still thrive today that evoke the unique charm of the city. From The Four Seasons to Serendipity 3, from Katz's Deli to Café Carlyle, from the Oyster Bar to The Donut Pub, all the landmarks are here in the first and only book to collect all the best of Manhattan's timeless spots. Discovering Vintage New York is your guide to 50 profiled restaurants, shops, delis, nightspots, bars, and cafés that have lasted half a century or more. But they’re not merely old. Or historical. Or old and historical. These spots evoke a bygone metropolis. They are lost in time, yet compellingly timely. Whether they span decades or centuries, they are vibrant, quirky, and just plain fun to explore. Discovering Vintage New York takes you to a city of egg creams and knishes, of record stores and hat shops, of bohemian basements and candlelit clubs. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

New York City

Author : George J. Lankevich
ISBN : 0814751865
Genre : History
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Recent controversies surrounding the war on terror and American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought rule of law rhetoric to a fevered pitch. While President Obama has repeatedly emphasized his Administration’s commitment to transparency and the rule of law, nowhere has this resolve been so quickly and severely tested than with the issue of the possible prosecution of Bush Administration officials. While some worry that without legal consequences there will be no effective deterrence for the repetition of future transgressions of justice committed at the highest levels of government, others echo Obama’s seemingly reluctant stance on launching an investigation into allegations of criminal wrongdoing by former President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rumsfeld, and members of the Office of Legal Counsel. Indeed, even some of the Bush Administration’s harshest critics suggest that we should avoid such confrontations, that the price of political division is too high. Measured or partisan, scholarly or journalistic, clearly the debate about accountability for the alleged crimes of the Bush Administration will continue for some time. Using this debate as its jumping off point, When Governments Break the Law takes an interdisciplinary approach to the legal challenges posed by the criminal wrongdoing of governments. But this book is not an indictment of the Bush Administration; rather, the contributors take distinct positions for and against the proposition, offering revealing reasons and illuminating alternatives. The contributors do not ask the substantive question of whether any Bush Administration officials, in fact, violated the law, but rather the procedural, legal, political, and cultural questions of what it would mean either to pursue criminal prosecutions or to refuse to do so. By presuming that officials could be prosecuted, these essays address whether they should. When Governments Break the Law provides a valuable and timely commentary on what is likely to be an ongoing process of understanding the relationship between politics and the rule of law in times of crisis. Contributors: Claire Finkelstein, Lisa Hajjar, Daniel Herwitz, Stephen Holmes, Paul Horwitz, Nasser Hussain, Austin Sarat, and Stephen I. Vladeck.

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