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A list of the books about New York City available from the Spence School Library. If you don't see a book for your research paper, trying searching our ebook collection on Questia, send Ms. Kane a title suggestion, or set up a research consultation meeting with Ms. Kane.

305.5 B

Bernhardt, Debra E. Ordinary people, extraordinary lives : a pictorial history of working people in New York City. New York : New York University Press, c2000.

305.567 H

Hansen, Joyce. Breaking ground, breaking silence : the story of New York's African burial ground. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 1998.

305.892 E

Epstein, Lawrence J. (Lawrence Jeffrey). At the edge of a dream : the story of Jewish immigrants on New York's Lower East Side 1880 - 1920. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2007.

305.892 GUR

Gurock, Jeffrey S., 1949-. Jews in Gotham : New York Jews in a changing city, 1920-2010. New York : New York University Press, c2012.

305.892 POL

Polland, Annie, 1973-. Emerging metropolis : New York Jews in the age of immigration, 1840-1920. New York : New York University Press, c2012.

305.892 ROC

Rock, Howard B., 1944-. Haven of liberty : New York Jews in the New World, 1654-1865. New York : New York University Press, c2012.

306 HEL

Helmreich, William B. The New York nobody knows : walking 6,000 miles in the city. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2013].

307.1 GRE

The greatest grid : the master plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011. New York : Museum of the City of New York :, c2012.

307.3 GRA

Gratz, Roberta Brandes. The battle for Gotham : New York in the shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Nation Books, 2011, c2010.

307.3 OSM

Osman, Suleiman. The invention of brownstone Brooklyn : gentrification and the search for authenticity in postwar New York. Oxford ; Oxford University Press, c2011.

307.3 ZIP

Zipp, Samuel. Manhattan projects : the rise and fall of urban renewal in cold war New York. Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2010.

307.76 B

Bial, Raymond. Tenement : immigrant life on the Lower East Side. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

307.76 H

Hopkinson, Deborah. Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924. 1st ed. New York : Orchard Books, 2003.

363.4 LAW

Lawson, Ellen NicKenzie. Smugglers, bootleggers, and scofflaws : prohibition and New York City. Albany, N.Y. : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, [2013].

363.5 R

Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. How the other half lives : studies among the tenements of New York. New York : Dover, c1971.

388.4 D

DuTemple, Lesley A. The New York subways. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications, c2003.

388.4 M

McNeese, Tim. The New York subway system. San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, c1997.

394.1 Z

Ziegelman, Jane. 97 Orchard : an edible history of five immigrant families in one New York tenement. New York : Harper, 2011, c2010.

508.74 M

McCabe, Robert A., 1934-. The ramble in Central Park : a wilderness west of Fifth. 1st ed. New York : Abbeville Press, c2011.

508.74 S

Sanderson, Eric W. Mannahatta : a natural history of New York City. New York : Abrams, 2009.

508.747 M

Mittelbach, Margaret. Wild New York : a guide to the wildlife, wild places & natural phenomena of New York City. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, [1998].

599.35 S

Sullivan, Robert, 1963-. Rats : observations on the history and habitat of the city's most unwanted inhabitants. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury ;, 2004.

624.2 M

McCullough, David G. The great bridge. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1982, c1972.

635.9 B

Barnard, Edward Sibey. New York City Trees : A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area. Columbia Univ Pr, 2002.

700.97471 C

City of ambition : artists & New York 1900-1960. New York : Whitney Museum of Art in association with Flammarion :, 1996.

708.147 M

Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rev. ed. New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ;, 1997.

712 B

Berner, Nancy, 1950-. Garden guide : New York City. New York : Little Bookroom, c2002.

712 M

Miller, Sara Cedar. Central Park : an American masterpiece. New York : Harry N. Abrams Publishers in association with the Central Park Conservancy, 2003.

720.974 A

Andrews, Wayne. Architecture in New York; : a photographic history. [1st ed.]. New York, : Atheneum, 1969.

720.974 G

Glanz, James. City in the sky : the rise and fall of the World Trade Center. 1st ed. New York : Times Books, 2003.

720.974 G

Gray, Christopher, 1950-. New York streetscapes : tales of Manhattan's significant buildings and landmarks. New York : Harry N. Abrams, c2003.

720.974 R

Reynolds, Donald M. The architecture of New York City : histories and views of important structures, sites, and symbols. New York : Macmillan ;, c1984.

724.23 P

Pascoe, Elaine. The Brooklyn Bridge. 1st ed. Woodbridge, Conn : Blackbirch Press, c1999.

741.5 E

Eisner, Will. New York : the big city. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.

779 D

Davidson, Bruce, 1933-. East 100th Street. Cambridge, Mass., : Harvard University Press, 1970.

779.4747 S

Sato, Hideaki. Requiem World Trade Center : once upon a time in New York City. Tokyo : ICG Muse, 2001.

796.6 H

Harrington, Phil. Short bike rides in and around New York City. 3rd ed. Old Saybrook, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c1999.

810.8 N

The NyorAsian anthology : Asian American writings about New York City. New York : Asian American Writers' Workshop, c1999.

811.008 P

Poems of New York. New York : Knopf :, 2002.

917.47 A

AIA guide to New York City. 4th ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2000.

917.47 B

Berenson, Richard. Central Park : Barnes and Noble COmplete Illustrated Map and Guidebook. New York : Silver Lining Books, 2003.

917.47 B

Bunyan, Patrick. All around the town : amazing Manhattan facts and curiosities. 1st ed. New York : Fordham University Press, 1999.

917.47 C

Cooke, Hope, 1940-. Seeing New York : history walks for armchair and footloose travelers. Philadelphia : Temple Univ Press, 1995.

917.47 D

Day, Leslie, 1945-. A field guide to the natural world of New York City. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

917.47 D

Deyo, L. B. Invisible frontier : exploring the tunnels, ruins, and rooftops of hidden New York. 1st ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2003.

917.47 F

Frommer's memorable walks in New York. New York, NY : Macmillan Travel, c2003.

917.47 G

Dolkart, Andrew. Guide to New York City landmarks. 3rd ed. [Washington, D.C.] : Preservation Press ;, c2004.

917.47 G

Goldberger, Paul. The city observed, New York : a guide to the architecture of Manhattan. 1st ed. New York : Vintage, 1979.

917.47 I

Israelowitz, Oscar. The Jewish heritage trail of New York. New York : Israelowitz Publishing, 1999.

917.47 I

Israelowitz, Oscar. New York City Jewish travel guide. Brooklyn, NY : Israelowitz Pub., c1994.

917.47 K

King, Moses, 1853-1909. King's views of New York 1896-1915 & Brooklyn, 1905. New York, : B. Blom, 1974.

917.47 L

Lopate, Phillip, 1943-. Waterfront : a journey around Manhattan. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2004.

917.47 M

Marcus, Leonard S., 1950-. Storied city : a children's book walking-tour guide to New York City. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2003.

917.47 M

Morrone, Francis, 1958-. The architectural guidebook to New York City. Rev., updated, and expanded. Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith Publisher, c1998.

917.47 N

New York, an anthology. 1st American ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1985.

917.47 T

Twitchell, Hanford, 1898-. Brownstone saga, happenings of a New Yorker. [1st ed.]. New York, : Exposition Press, [1973].

917.471 D

Dolkart, Andrew Scott. The texture of Tribeca ; : an illustrated history. New York : Tribeca Community Assoc., 1989.

917.471 H

Hunstein, Don. New York : a book of photographs. London : Spring Books, c1962.

917.471 R

Reed, Henry Hope. Central Park; a history and a guide,. [1st ed.]. New York, : C. N. Potter, [1967].

917.471 S

Seitz, Sharon. The other islands of New York City : a historical companion. Woodstock, : Countryman Press, 1996.

973.3 B

Bliven, Bruce, 1916-. Battle for Manhattan. Holt, [c1956].

973.8 R

Roebling, Karl. The age of individuality : America's kinship with the Brooklyn Bridge. 1st ed. Fern Park, FL : Paragon Press/Dynapress, 1983.

974.7 A

Anbinder, Tyler. Five Points : the 19th-century New York City neighborhood that invented tap dance, stole elections, and became the world's most notorious slum. 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed. September 2010. New York : Free Press, 2010.

974.7 B

Barter, James, 1946-. Colonial New York. San Diego : Lucent Books ;, c2004.

974.7 B

Burns, Ric. New York : an illustrated history. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, 1999.

974.7 C

Caro, Robert A. The power broker: Robert Moses and the fall of New York,. [1st ed.]. New York, : Knopf, 1974.

974.7 D

Deák, Gloria-Gilda, 1930-. Picturing New York : the city from its beginnings to the present. New York : Columbia University Press, c2000.

974.7 D

Denson, Charles. Coney Island : lost and found. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2002.

974.7 F

Fenske, Gail. The skyscraper and the city : the Woolworth Building and the making of modern New York. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

974.7 F

Foster, George G., d. 1856. New York by gas-light and other urban sketches. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990.

974.7 G

Grimes, William. Appetite city : a culinary history of New York. 1st pbk. ed. New York : North Point Press, 2010, c2009.

974.7 H

Harris, Leslie M. In the shadow of slavery : African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.

974.7 H

Hassell, Malve von, 1957-. Homesteading in New York City, 1978-1993 : the divided heart of Loisaida. Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 1996.

974.7 H

Heckscher, August, 1913-. When La Guardia was mayor ; : New York's legendary years,. Norton, [c1978].

974.7 H

Holloway, Marguerite. The Measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randall JR. 1st. New York/ London : W.W. Norton and Company, 2013.

974.7 H

Homberger, Eric. The historical atlas of New York City : a visual celebration of nearly 400 years of New York City's history. Rev. and updated [ed.]. New York : H. Holt and Co., c2005.

974.7 J

Empire city : New York through the centuries. New York : Columbia University Press, c2002.

974.7 J

The almanac of New York City. New York : Columbia University Press, c2008.

974.7 J

James, Theodore. The Empire State Building. 1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, [1975].

974.7 K

Kaplan, Lawrence, 1934-. Between ocean and city : the transformation of Rockaway, New York. New York : Columbia University Press, [2003].

974.7 K

Kessler, Henry Howard, 1896-. Peter Stuyvesant and his New York,. New York : Random House, [1959].

974.7 K

Koopmans, Andy. The Harlem Renaissance. Detroit : Lucent Books :, c2006.

974.7 L

Lerner, Michael A. Dry Manhattan : prohibition in New York City. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.

974.7 L

Lockwood, Charles. Manhattan moves uptown : an illustrated history. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1976.

974.7 M

Marks, Carole. The power of pride : stylemakers and rulebreakers of the Harlem Renaissance. New York : Crown, 1999.

974.7 M

McCully, Betsy, 1950-. City at the water's edge : a natural history of New York. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, c2007.

974.7 M

Most, Doug. The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.

974.7 P

Peterson, Carla L., 1944-. Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011.

974.7 R

The restless city reader : a New York City sourcebook. New York : Routledge, 2010.

974.7 R

Reitano, Joanne R. The restless city : a short history of New York from colonial times to the present. 2nd ed. New York : Routledge, 2010.

974.7 R

Rosenzweig, Roy. The park and the people : a history of Central Park. 1st Owl Book ed. New York : H. Holt and Co., 1994.

974.7 ROM

Roman, James. Chronicles of old New York : exploring Manhattan's landmark neighborhoods. New York : Museyon, c2010.

974.7 S

Sacks, Marcy S. Before Harlem : the Black experience in New York City before World War I. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2006.

974.7 S

Seccombe, Shelley. Lost waterfront : the decline and rebirth of Manhattan's western shore. 1st ed. Bronx, NY : Fordham University Press ;, c2007.

974.7 S

Shorto, Russell. The island at the center of the world : the epic story of Dutch Manhattan and the forgotten colony that shaped America. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2005, c2004.

974.7 S

Smith, Thomas E. V. (Thomas Edward Vermilye), 1857-1922. The city of New York in the year of Washington's inauguration, 1789. Riverside, Conn., : Chatham Press, [1973].

974.7 S

Soffer, Jonathan M., 1956-. Ed Koch and the rebuilding of New York City. New York : Columbia University Press, c2010.

974.7 S

Stansell, Christine. American moderns : bohemian New York and the creation of a new century : with a new preface by the author. 1st Princeton ed., with a new preface. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2010, c2000.

974.7 SNY

Snyder, Robert W., 1955-. Crossing Broadway : Washington Heights and the promise of New York City. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2015.

974.7 TWO

Twomey, Bill. Northwest Bronx. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., c2011.

974.7 V

Zee, Henri A. van der. A sweet and alien land : the story of Dutch New York. New York : Viking Press, 1978.

974.7 V26

Van Rensselaer, Mariana (Griswold) 1851. "Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer,". History of the city of New York in the seventeenth century,. New York : The Macmillan company, 1909.

974.7 VER

Vergara, Camilo J. Harlem : the unmaking of a ghetto. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.

974.7 W

Wang, Xinyang, 1947-. Surviving the city : the Chinese immigrant experience in New York City, 1890-1970. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2001].

974.7 W

Webber, Thomas L. Flying over 96th Street : memoir of an East Harlem white boy. New York : Scribner, c2004.

974.7 W

Welch, Richard F. King of the Bowery : Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era. Albany, NY : Excelsior Editions, [2010], c2008.

974.7 WAL

Walsh, Kevin, 1957 August 22-. Forgotten Queens. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., [2013].

974.71 G

Garmey, Stephen, 1933-. Gramercy Park, an illustrated history of a New York neighborhood. [New York] : Balsam Press :, c1984.

974.71 H

The Way it was : New York, 1850-1890. New York : Schocken Books, 1977.

974.71 K

Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, 1909-. The Columbia historical portrait of New York; : an essay in graphic history,. New York, : Harper & Row, [1972, c1953].

974.71 P

Patterson, Jerry E. The City of New York : a history illustrated from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York. New York : H. N. Abrams, 1978.

DVD 306.76 S

Stonewall uprising. [Widescreen format]. [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2011.

DVD 974.7 B

New York: a documentary film/ narrated and directed by Ric Burns.

REF 974.7 B

Dodson, Howard. The Black New Yorkers : The Schomburg illustrated chronology. New York : John Wiley, 1999.

REF 974.7 J

The encyclopedia of New York City. 2nd ed. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2010.




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