View: Grid List. This illustrated survey examines the historical context in which Coney Island made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America's changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Professor Kassan shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity - and the many photographs, lithographs, ewngravings, and other reproductions with which he amplifies his text support this lively thesis.
Index; Illustration Credits. Presenting a prescription for racial harmony in New York, the author argues that a civic culture of unique ethnic and political history could defuse race problems. Lists the sites of mob shootings, celebrity busts, riots, and other crimes and disasters in New York City and briefly describes each incident. After snaking with Toth over fences, into manholes, down rusty stairs, across planks and catwalks, and through fissures in cement walls, we enter a world described as 'a city beneath the streets,' a world of faces, stories, and subterranean landscape that haunt and even torment, for these are stories that belong to the people who are nobody's friends.
Bibliography, index. Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop.
As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, Piri Thomas gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in an anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author. Organized by neighborhood, the tours cover almost every part of Manhattan, each designed to take nomore than two hours to complete.
Photos, street map and directions. Key sites for over movies. Written in a New York City hotel room during the sweltering summer of , this keen, perceptive, funny, and nostalgic essay casts a 'startling vivid picture of a particular time. Chronicles the up-and-down life of the celebrated writer and prototypical Greenwich Village bohemian. The author describes growing up in a family marked by her parents' troubled marriage, its impact on her and her brother, and life on New York's Park Avenue during the s and s. An inspired and moving portrait of people on the extreme margins of urban society, persevering to make 'an honest living' and turn their lives around.
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Winner of the C. Wright Mills Award. The histories of the city's major neighborhoods, as well as the history of their names divide the book into sections, the remainder of which contains the names of streets, parks, plazas, corners, alleys, and avenues in that neighborhood and the history of each name. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. Edgar Hoover gathered to see, to be seen, and to celebrate. Bibliography, Index. When college student Jeff Converse is wrongly accused of a violent crime, he becomes trapped in the dark and evil underworld of Manhattan where deranged predators hunt for prey in a deadly game.
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Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three floors. This book is both a chronicle of the fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age, following the waves of Jewish and Italian immigration that inundated New York City in the early years of the 20th century. Thoroughly revised and updated, a new edition of the popular handbook features thirty-three tours of public art, from the Cloisters and Harlem, to Central Park and the midtown museums, to the southern tip at Battery Park City, as well as the outer boroughs, including such sites as Snug Harbor, the Socrates Sculpture Park, Noguchi Museum, Wave Hill, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
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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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 foc 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!
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Martin's Griffin. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Nosh New York , please sign up. The tortillas and the food is all delicious and if you are so inclined you can buy masa for your own tortilla and tamale making needs! Card minimum, bring cash. The interactive nature of Hot Pot coupled with cheap for NYC pitchers of beer makes for a great and delicious evening out with friends.
They also can throw you a traditional Chinese New Year dinner during the holiday if you book space in advance. They are a specialty of Shanghai and the ones here are top notch. The Scallion Pancakes here are also awesome; Cash Only. The food is delicious and complex and they have a great cocktail menu as well! The food is high quality and delicious dim sum dishes at reasonable prices with the star being their unique pork bun which differs from the traditional Char Siu Bao as it is baked and has a deliciously crispy coating.
The Spicy Cumin Lamb Burger is a stand out though literally everything here is delicious.
Bassanova Ramen 76 Mott Street, Manhattan American off shoot of a Japanese Ramen restaurant with interesting ramen flavor combos that are all delicious. The ramen here never dissapoints. To avoid a wait go early or late, or accept your wait and get a drink down the street. Everything is executed perfectly and you are almost guaranteed a wait but its worth it for the delicious noodles. Yakuniku West E 9th Street, Manhattan Yakuniku is Japanese barbecue where you cook it at your own table and it is amazing.
This restaurant not only has great meat but a cool atmosphere. It follows the traditional Japanese custom where you remove your shoes before entering the main restaurant area and you sit at tables that are low down but with room for your legs like in a traditional restaurant.
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It is great for groups if you reserve a table in advance! Okonomi Ainslie Street, Brooklyn If you have never had a traditional Japanese breakfast you are missing out. Okonomi is a small restaurant that specializes in Japanese breakfasts, the food is always amazing and there is generally a wait. In the evening the restaurant is home of Yuji Ramen which I have never tried but has to be good. Kenka 25 St Marks Place, Manhattan This restaurant serves a pretty large and traditional menu of Japanese Izakaya and bar foods in an energetic atmosphere.
It feels like you are in an eccentric Japanese place and it is great. It is a bit lighter in flavor than the Chinese version but still delicious and this spot does it right. Many places do not do it right which makes it a very sad dish, at Raku they specialize in Udon and it is amazing. The restaurant is small which means you are likely to wait but there are plenty of places to kill time at in the area and your wait will be rewarded. You pick your soup and buy your meat and the rest of the veggies, fish cakes, noodles, sauces, etc. You are guaranteed to leave stuffed. The food is classic and always delicious.
My friends all agree. The meats are perfectly marinaded and all the sides are delicious. That will probably change once I make it to Vietnam but this bowl I am sure will stand solid.
The location can be quite the trek but is always worth it in my opinion. The food and the atmosphere are both great and well worth a visit for the unique and quality dishes. If you are familiar with the Vietnamese Bahn Mi these. The food is delicious and is of a high quality. If you are exploring the Brooklyn waterfront it is a great place to stop for food!
Full of flavor and texture the food here is worth a trip if you are in the area. The food is Moroccan inspired and always good. Oasis 2 Locations, both in Brooklyn If you need a quick lunch or late night nosh and are craving falafel Oasis is your answer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The falafel is always fresh and delicious and the service quick.
The atmosphere feels like you are in a cool spot in Ethiopia and the cultural traditions are embraced here.