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Buff, Sheila, NATURE WALKS IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY. NEW copy. TRADE PAPERBACK, Appalachian Mountain Club, 350 pages.
~~~ Dozens of easily accessible getaways in near-to-home locations with detailed descriptions, photographs and maps, expert notes on flora and fauna, driving and parking instruction, history, anecdotes, and useful suggestions. Discover more than 40 self-guided nature walks in parks and preserves from Central Park to Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester, and more. The nature to be found is astounding - special emphasis on bird-watching.

$14.95

Butler, Rev. John, CHURCHYARDS OF TRINITY PARISH IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, 1657 - 1969. NY: Corporation of Trinity Church, 1969. VG-- (light rubbing to wrappers). TRADE PAPERBACK; illustrations; scarce. 1st (of this) edition.

$55.00

Gray, Christopher, and Suzanne Braley, NEW YORK STREETSCAPES: Tales of Manhattan's Significant Buildings and Landmarks. NEW copy. TRADE Oversized PAPERBACK, Harry N. Abrams, 447 pages.
~~~ Christopher Gray's engaging tales of historic Gotham locales transport readers back in time for a stroll through the streets of old New York. The noted architectural historian, who writes the popular "Streetscapes" column in The New York Times, here gathers 190 of the best-loved of those columns to captivate readers with his wealth of information about sites and buildings and the intriguing lives of the people connected to them. From the Bridge Cafe (New York's oldest surviving bar) on Water Street to the Revolutionary War-era Morris-Jumel Mansion in upper Manhattan, Gray turns the spotlight on both obscure and familiar landmarks, and each of his witty, urbane essays is illustrated with at least one period photograph. Gray's vast enthusiasm and love for New York's vast architecture is evident in all that he writes, as is his concern for the preservation of the city's architectural treasures.

$35.00

Hopkinson, Deborah, SHUTTING OUT THE SKY: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1915. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, Orchard Books, 133 pages. (children's book)
~~~ Acclaimed author Hopkinson recounts the lives of five immigrants to New York's Lower East Side through oral histories and engaging narrative. We hear Romanian-born Marcus Ravage's disappointment when his aunt pushes him outside to peddle chocolates on the street. And about the pickle cart lady who stored her pickles in a rat-infested basement. We read Rose Cohen's terrifying account of living through the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, and of Pauline Newman's struggles to learn English. But through it all, each one of these kids keeps working, keeps hoping, to achieve their own American dream. Ages 8-12.

$17.95

Kessner, Thomas, CAPITAL CITY: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, Simon & Schuster, 396 pages.
~~~ We take it for granted today that New York City is the nation's financial capital. But why New York? Why not Boston or Philadelphia, Baltimore or Charleston - or any other East Coast cities? In Capital City, Thomas Kessner tells the story of how an undistinguished port city rose to become the center of finance in the United States - and the world.

$27.00

Monkkonen, Eric H., MURDER IN NEW YORK CITY. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, University of California Press, 238 pages.
~~~ Murder in New York City dramatically expands what we know about urban homicide, and challenges some of the things we think we know. Eric Monkkonen's unprecedented investigation covers two centuries of murder in America's big city, combining newly assembled statistical evidence with many other documentary sources to tease out the story behind the figures.

$29.95

Sagalyn, Lynne B., TIMES SQUARE ROULETTE: Remaking the City Icon. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, MIT Press, 620 pages.
~~~ The compelling story of the politics, policies, and personalities that made Times Square's revitalization possible.
~~~ Currently in print at $59.95.

$50.00

Wolfman, Ira, JEWISH NEW YORK: A Guide to a 350-year-old Community. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket, Universe Publishing, 93 pages.
~~~ A beautifully illustrated guide to Jewish life in the metropolis: Jewish New York celebrates Jewish life in New York City from the seventeenth century to the present, through a selection of photographs, memorabilia, souvenirs, manuscripts, postcards, maps, and much more.

$22.50






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