10 New York Books
Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
A visual tour of Mom and Pop stores, in various immigrant flavors,
by James and Karla Murray.
Year of the Dog
The second in a series (Chinatown Beat was the first) featuring
NYPD Det. Jack Yu and the real star, Chinatown itself.
New York City Museum of Complaint: Municipal Collection 1751-1969
Matthew Bakkom has had the ingenious idea of collecting letters written to the NYC Mayor between 1751 and 1969. There are 132 here, covering, as you can imagine, a wide range of concerns. Pub date: April 1.
Faith and Fear in Flushing
'Life, death and New York Met baseball' from Greg Prince,
based on his blog of the same name. Pub date: April.
Patti Smith's New York
The story of the musician, by Ellen Moynihan, but also the story of New York's evolution over the past three decades.
Next Stop New York
Brooklyn-born Arthur Leipzig has been recording NYC with a sharp, sympathetic eye in black-and-white images dating backing to the 1940s.
The book collects 90 of them.
Mr. Jefferson's Piano And Other Central Harlem Stories
Betty Wilson's novel is inspired by true events, featuring a woman in city government tasked with managing city-owned property
in "distressed" neighborhoods.
The life of Big Jack Zelig, one of NY's first larger-than-life crime bosses.
Rose Keefe tells his story and reveals who ordered him killed.
Governors Island: The Jewel of New York Harbor
An account, by urban planner and historian Ann L. Buttenwieser, of that richly storied piece of land. Available in March.
The Angelini Shoe Company, a fictitious Greenwich Village family business, is the backdrop for Adriana Trigiani's novel set in New York and Italy,
the first of a proposed trilogy.
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