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How to Read New York

Author : Will Jones
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2016-10-13
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1782404104

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How to Read New York uncovers and illuminates the rich architectural language of one of the world's truly great cities, from its celebrated skyscrapers to its lesser-known treasures. Charting both the key technical developments and aesthetic movements that have influenced architecture in the Big Apple, this accessible guide.

Here is New York

Author : E. B. White
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 58 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2011-03-30
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781590174791

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Here is New York by E. B. White Pdf

In the summer of 1948, E.B. White sat in a New York City hotel room and, sweltering in the heat, wrote a remarkable pristine essay, Here is New York. Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, the author’s stroll around Manhattan—with the reader arm-in-arm—remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America’s foremost literary figures. Here is New York has been chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the city. The New Yorker calls it “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city.”

52 Great Books to Read

Author : Lynn Gordon
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1997-09-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0811818802

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52 Great Books to Read by Lynn Gordon Pdf

With brief synopses of 52 must-read books recommended by The New York Public Library, this deck will inspire afternoons in the library or local bookstore, offering helpful hints for what to take home for an illuminating read.

Arthur in New York

Author : Marc Brown
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Page : 26 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2008-05-13
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780375829765

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Arthur in New York by Marc Brown Pdf

WHEN ARTHUR AND D.W. travel to New York City with their parents, they visit the Statue of Liberty, a museum, and they even see a Broadway show! But D.W. is most excited about visiting Mary Moo-Cow Palace with her Mary Moo-Cow doll. When D.W. doesn’t follow her parents’ rule and goes off by herself, the family must find her. Luckily, Arthur knows just where to find D.W.—Mary Moo-Cow Palace, of course!

The Negro Motorist Green Book

Author : Victor H. Green
Publisher : Colchis Books
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2024-02-22
Category : History
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor H. Green Pdf

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!

Author : Edie Colon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2011-08-23
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781442434844

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Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York! by Edie Colon Pdf

When six-year-old Gabriella hears talk of Castro and revolution in her home in Cuba, she doesn’t understand. Soon the day comes when she and her parents move to a new place called the Bronx. Life isn’t the same. It isn’t warm like Havana. They have something called “snow” and food called “hot dogs” and “macaroni.” What will it take for the Bronx to feel like home? Inspired by the author’s childhood, this story of the immigrant experience for a child is poignant, tender, and true.

New York, New York, New York

Author : Thomas Dyja
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2022-03-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781982149796

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New York, New York, New York by Thomas Dyja Pdf

"A lively, immersive history by an award-winning urbanist of New York City's transformation, and the lessons it offers for the city's future"--

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

Author : Pierre Bayard
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 117 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2010-08-10
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781596917149

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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard Pdf

In this delightfully witty, provocative book, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that not having read a book need not be an impediment to having an interesting conversation about it. (In fact, he says, in certain situations reading the book is the worst thing you could do.) Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, he describes the varieties of "non-reading"-from books that you've never heard of to books that you've read and forgotten-and offers advice on how to turn a sticky social situation into an occasion for creative brilliance. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read-which became a favorite of readers everywhere in the hardcover edition-is in the end a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them.

The New Yorker's Guide to LA, The Angeleno's Guide to NYC

Author : Henry Owens
Publisher : Running Press Adult
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2019-12-03
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780762466900

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The New Yorker's Guide to LA, The Angeleno's Guide to NYC by Henry Owens Pdf

This comparative travel guide answers the oft-posed question, "Which city is better: LA or New York?" The short answer: Who cares?! It turns out the cities' similarities are what make it impossible to choose. The New Yorker's Guide to LA, The Angeleno's Guide to NYC -- colorful and comprehensive -- is as much a love letter to these two cities as it is a practical travel guide. By highlighting the parallels between the two places, it will help you get up to speed in New York City or settle into the groove of Los Angeles. Featuring a mirrored design, this book shows which neighborhoods correspond in each city, which pizza places and taco stands can't be missed, and how to seamlessly switch from navigating the MTA to driving on the 405. Covering art, culture, shopping, food, and more, it highlights the similarities while breaking down the nuanced differences in each city. It's practical, must-have guide for tourist and native alike.

Mapping Manhattan

Author : Becky Cooper
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2013-04-02
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781613124697

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Mapping Manhattan by Becky Cooper Pdf

Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to “map their Manhattan” and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, Mapping Manhattan includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more. Praise for Mapping Manhattan: “What an intriguing project.”—The New York Times “A tender cartographic love letter to this timeless city of multiple dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” —Brain Pickings “Cooper’s beautiful project linking the lives of New Yorkers is one that will continue to grow.” —Publishers Weekly online

The New York Times: Right at Home

Author : Ronda Kaysen,Michelle Higgins
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 399 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2020-03-17
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780762468522

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The New York Times: Right at Home by Ronda Kaysen,Michelle Higgins Pdf

New York Times Real Estate columnists and home experts Ronda Kaysen and Michelle Higgins share their insider knowledge in this essential, all-in-one resource for how to buy, decorate, organize and maintain your space. Whether you are shopping for a first home, renting a new apartment or are searching for smart and affordable ways to redecorate or reorganize, Right at Home is the book for you. Kaysen and Higgins have spent more than two decades interviewing experts and demystifying all aspects of home buying and care. This guide, drawn from their work, will be with you at every turn, whether you're unpacking the kitchen for the first time, moving in with your significant other, or figuring out what to do with all those baby bottles and sippy cups now that the last child is out of diapers and the cabinets are bursting. Including pro tips from experts such as Marie Kondo, Bunny Williams and Justina Blakeney, and a removable annual home maintenance checklist, Right at Home is the indispensable guide that you will return to again and again.


Author : Chad Harbach
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2014-02-25
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780374712273

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MFA vs NYC by Chad Harbach Pdf

Writers write—but what do they do for money? In a widely read essay entitled "MFA vs NYC," bestselling novelist Chad Harbach (The Art of Fielding) argued that the American literary scene has split into two cultures: New York publishing versus university MFA programs. This book brings together established writers, MFA professors and students, and New York editors, publicists, and agents to talk about these overlapping worlds, and the ways writers make (or fail to make) a living within them. Should you seek an advanced degree, or will workshops smother your style? Do you need to move to New York, or will the high cost of living undo you? What's worse—having a day job or not having health insurance? How do agents decide what to represent? Will Big Publishing survive? How has the rise of MFA programs affected American fiction? The expert contributors, including George Saunders, Elif Batuman, and Fredric Jameson, consider all these questions and more, with humor and rigor. MFA vs NYC is a must-read for aspiring writers, and for anyone interested in the present and future of American letters.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Author : Charlie Mackesy
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 66 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2019-10-29
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780062976567

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy Pdf

Streaming on Apple TV+ on Christmas Day #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER · USA TODAY BESTSELLER “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- Elizabeth Egan, The New York Times From British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole. “Kind,” said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.

Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition)

Author : Sari Botton
Publisher : Seal Press
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2021-04-06
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781541619883

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Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition) by Sari Botton Pdf

From Roxane Gay to Leslie Jamison, thirty brilliant writers share their timeless stories about the everlasting magic—and occasional misery—of living in the Big Apple, in a new edition of the classic anthology. In the revised edition of this classic collection, thirty writers share their own stories of loving and leaving New York, capturing the mesmerizing allure the city has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered: the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be. They also share the grief that comes like a gut-punch, when the grand metropolis loses its magic and the pressures of New York's frenetic life wear thin for even the most dedicated dwellers. As friends move away, rents soar, and love—still—remains just out of reach, each writer's goodbye is singular and universal, just like New York itself.

The Snowy Day

Author : Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 49 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1976-10-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780698139138

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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats Pdf

Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. "Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly "The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—