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Book Downtown

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  • Author : Pete Hamill
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2004-12-01
  • ISBN : 0759512973
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Downtown written by Pete Hamill and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2004-12-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this "beautifully written, sharply observed, and heartfelt" guide to his hometown (New York Times), legendary New York City journalist Pete Hamill leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves. Walking the Manhattan streets he loves, from Times Square to the island’s southern tip, Pete Hamill combines a moving memoir of his own days and nights in new York with a lively and revealing history of the city’s most enduring places and people. “Pete Hamill lovingly captures the vibrant sights, sounds, and smells of Manhattan from Battery Park to midtown, the most important, most exciting stretch of real estate in the world.” --New York Daily News

Book Advocacy Journalists

Download or read book Advocacy Journalists written by Edd Applegate and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the lives of journalists and editors who contributed to advocacy journalism. Each entry contains biographical information about the journalists, their professional careers, major works, and, in some cases, commentary on those works.

Book Artists  SoHo

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  • Author : Richard Kostelanetz
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 2015-01-02
  • ISBN : 0823262839
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Artists SoHo written by Richard Kostelanetz and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2015-01-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the 1960s and 1970s in New York City, young artists exploited an industrial wasteland to create spacious studios where they lived and worked, redefining the Manhattan area just south of Houston Street. Its use fueled not by city planning schemes but by word-of-mouth recommendations, the area soon grew to become a world-class center for artistic creation—indeed, the largest urban artists’ colony ever in America, let alone the world. Richard Kostelanetz’s Artists’ SoHo not only examines why the artists came and how they accomplished what they did but also delves into the lives and works of some of the most creative personalities who lived there during that period, including Nam June Paik, Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Hannah Wilke, George Macuinas, and Alan Suicide. Gallerists followed the artists in fashioning themselves, their homes, their buildings, and even their streets into transiently prominent exhibition and performance spaces. SoHo pioneer Richard Kostelanetz’s extensively researched intimate history is framed within a personal memoir that unearths myriad perspectives: social and cultural history, the changing rules for residency and ownership, the ethos of the community, the physical layouts of the lofts, the types of art produced, venues that opened and closed, the daily rhythm, and the gradual invasion of “new people.” Artists’ SoHo also explores how and why this fertile bohemia couldn’t last forever. As wealthier people paid higher prices, galleries left, younger artists settled elsewhere, and the neighborhood became a “SoHo Mall” of trendy stores and restaurants. Compelling and often humorous, Artists’ SoHo provides an analysis of a remarkable neighborhood that transformed the art and culture of New York City over the past five decades.

Book Forever My Love

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  • Author : M.W. Dacosta
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 1493173596
  • Pages : 175 pages

Download or read book Forever My Love written by M.W. Dacosta and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-05-12 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tony and Maureen were in love, both in college, they dream of the day that they will marry and live happily ever after. Robin, Maureens girl friend, a woman with a mysterious knowledge. Beautiful and devious; she has her sights set on Tony and there was nothing or no one who was going to stop her. Two people who are ripped apart, all their dreams shattered and their hearts broken in many pieces. Will love ever be able to put the pieces together again? Enter the world of Tony and Maureen and see firsthand what the power of love can do. True love has the power to carry you through the darkest of times and reunite broken hearts forever.

Book Leap Days

Download or read book Leap Days written by Katherine Lanpher and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-06-27 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inspirational collection of essays about starting over in mid-life by a fresh, original voice who has reported on Minnesota Public Radio and was co-host of "The Al Franken Show." Katherine Lanpher, whose essays have appeared in the New York Times and More magazine, officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was. But re-invention is a tricky business and starting over in the middle of life isn't for the feint of heart. Katherine Lanpher's short essay on her first six months in New York--"A Manhattan Admonition" was published last August in the New York Times op-ed page and remained on their list of most e-mailed stories for weeks. Now she has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home. Lanpher looks back on her marriage, her early days in newspapers, and her childhood in the Midwest. And, with startling insight, she examines her new world--how beauty is defined in New York, how the landscape differs from the Midwest, and how good food and books have been constants in her life. The tone of her essays mixes the emotional depth of Anna Quindlen with the quirky wit of David Sedaris.

Book Off the Beaten Page

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  • Author : Terri Peterson Smith
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • ISBN : 1613744293
  • Pages : 306 pages

Download or read book Off the Beaten Page written by Terri Peterson Smith and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features &“beyond the book&” experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

Book The Message of the City

Download or read book The Message of the City written by Patricia E. Palermo and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-27 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dawn Powell was a gifted satirist who moved in the same circles as Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, renowned editor Maxwell Perkins, and other midcentury New York luminaries. Her many novels are typically divided into two groups: those dealing with her native Ohio and those set in New York. “From the moment she left behind her harsh upbringing in Mount Gilead, Ohio, and arrived in Manhattan, in 1918, she dove into city life with an outlander’s anthropological zeal,” reads a recent New Yorker piece about Powell, and it is those New York novels that built her reputation for scouring wit and social observation. In this critical biography and study of the New York novels, Patricia Palermo reminds us how Powell earned a place in the national literary establishment and East Coast social scene. Though Powell’s prolific output has been out of print for most of the past few decades, a revival is under way: the Library of America, touting her as a “rediscovered American comic genius,” released her collected novels, and in 2015 she was posthumously inducted into the New York State Writer’s Hall of Fame. Engaging and erudite, The Message of the City fills a major gap in in the story of a long-overlooked literary great. Palermo places Powell in cultural and historical context and, drawing on her diaries, reveals the real-life inspirations for some of her most delicious satire.

Book Newspaper City

    Book Details:
  • Author : Phillip Gordon Mackintosh
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2017-04-24
  • ISBN : 1442666579
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book Newspaper City written by Phillip Gordon Mackintosh and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. He demonstrates how Toronto’s two liberal newspapers, the Toronto Globe and Toronto Daily Star, nevertheless campaigned for surface infrastructure as the leading expression of modern urbanity, despite the broad resistance of property owners to pay for infrastructure improvements under local improvements by-laws. To boost paving, newspapers used their broadsheets to fashion two imagined cities for their readers: one overrun with animals, dirt, and marginal people, the other civilized, modern, and crowned with clean streets. However, the employment of capitalism to generate traditional public goods, such as concrete sidewalks, asphalt roads, regulated pedestrianism, and efficient automobilism, is complicated. Thus, the liberal newspapers’ promotion of a city of orderly infrastructure and contented people in actual Toronto proved strikingly illiberal. Consequently, Mackintosh’s study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.

Book My City  My New York

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  • Author : Jeryl Brunner
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2011-10-04
  • ISBN : 0762777168
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book My City My New York written by Jeryl Brunner and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What do famous people love to do during their free time in the Big Apple? Like all New Yorkers, even the well-known among them have cherished rituals that connect them to their city in a unique way—favorite restaurants, delis, museums, parks, galleries, landmarks, haunts, and hideaways. For one resident, it may be watching tango dancers on Saturday nights in Central Park; for another, it’s riding a bike over the Brooklyn Bridge to get a slice of Grimaldi’s pepperoni pizza and a view of the Manhattan skyline from across the East River. Perhaps it entails choosing from the many varieties of bread at Rock Hill Bake House in the Union Square Greenmarket or simply walking across 46th Street and ending up at the great Broadway hangout, Angus McIndoe. In a refreshing step beyond the usual travel guides and tourist listings, My City, My New York quotes VIPs and gives readers something truly unique: a chance to experience Manhattan the way its most notable luminary residents do. The activities and establishments included are diverse, often eclectic, and, most-importantly, nonexclusive––you don’t need to be a celebrity to enjoy them. While offering new and creative possibilities for exploration, My City, New York is also a love letter to the Big Apple and will touch even the most jaded New Yorkers. Celebrities include: - Matthew Broderick - Woody Allen - Bette Midler - Joan Rivers - Donald Trump - Chris Noth - Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Alex Rodriguez

Book Challenges Met and Some Memories

Download or read book Challenges Met and Some Memories written by Floyd Allred and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2009-11-30 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book American Idle

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  • Author : Mary Collins
  • Publisher : Capital Books
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781933102887
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book American Idle written by Mary Collins and published by Capital Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: **First Place Grand Prize Winner for Non-Fiction books at the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!! Congratulations Mary!!**

Book Song of Brooklyn

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marc Eliot
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2008-06-10
  • ISBN : 0767929993
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Song of Brooklyn written by Marc Eliot and published by Crown. This book was released on 2008-06-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The voices of Brooklyn: “I’m a Brooklyn guy, it’s in my bones and it’s there in Brooklyn. There’s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it.” —Mel Brooks, Williamsburg “Everyone got along because we had one major thing that held everyone in Brooklyn…together: the emergence of big-time sports that happened after World War I. You could be an Irishman, an Italian, and a Jew and you could all be in Ebbets Field, sitting together, rooting for the Dodgers.” —Pete Hamill, Park Slope “I never really saw anyplace in the world as a kid except Brooklyn, so to me Brooklyn was the world. Every avenue was another country. It was a rough place, to be sure. You could say the wrong thing, make the wrong turn and be rubbed or killed, and I guess I was lucky because I had a talent that enabled me to get out . . . A part of me will always be that kid shooting hoops, with a dream in my hand as much as a basketball.” —Stephon Marbury, Coney Island “Both my parents were hard, hands-on workers, and that was the foundation of everything for me. Their work ethic was just over the top, and as a result of that I worked hard no matter what level job I had in the media. I was that tough Brooklyn girl pushing my way to the front, which eventually became the top. I was never afraid of hard work; I was always a go-getter, and that was something that came directly out of being born in Brooklyn. I cherish that, as I cherish my entire upbringing in Brooklyn.” —Maria Bartiromo, Bay Ridge A captivating oral portrait of America's favorite borough, in the words of those who know Brooklyn best—Mel Brooks, Spike Lee, Arthur Miller, Joan Rivers, Norman Mailer, Cousin Brucie, Maria Bartiromo, Pete Hamill, and many other current and former inhabitants. Song of Brooklyn gathers the oral testimony of nearly one hundred Brooklynites past and present, famous and unknown, about a mythic borough that is also an indisputably real place. These witnesses speak eloquently of what it was like back then, when the Dodgers played in Ebbets Field; later, when the borough fell on hard times; and now, when it has come roaring back on the tracks of a real-estate boom, giving it celebrity chic and hipster cred. With this surprising and inspiring renaissance in full swing, the story of Brooklyn is one of the great and still ongoing chapters of the American urban experience, and Song of Brooklyn sings that tune in pitch-perfect key.

Book The Christmas Kid

    Book Details:
  • Author : Pete Hamill
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 0316232777
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book The Christmas Kid written by Pete Hamill and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of short stories about a long-gone Brooklyn from the legendary New York writer Pete Hamill. Pete Hamill's collected stories about Brooklyn present a New York almost lost but not forgotten. They read like messages from a vanished age, brimming with nostalgia: for the world after the war, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, and even, for some, the years of Prohibition and the Depression. The Christmas Kid is vintage Hamill. Set in the borough where he was born and raised, it is a must-read for his many fans, for all who love New York, and for anyone who seeks to understand the world today through the lens of the world that once was. "Hamill, a master raconteur, mines his own roots in this enchanting new anthology." --New York Times

Book Tabloid City

    Book Details:
  • Author : Pete Hamill
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-05-05
  • ISBN : 0316174920
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book Tabloid City written by Pete Hamill and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both a portrait of the modern city and a gripping thriller, Tabloid City is a classic New York novel from the writer who captured the city for decades.​ In a stately West Village town house, a wealthy socialite and her secretary are murdered. In the 24 hours that follow, a flurry of activity surrounds their shocking deaths. The head of one of the city's last tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the story. A disgraced hedge fund manager flees the country. An Iraq War vet seeks revenge. And an angry young extremist plots a major catastrophe. The city is many things: a proving ground, a decadent carnival, or a palimpsest of memories -- a historic metropolis eclipsed by modern times.

Book At Balthazar

Download or read book At Balthazar written by Reggie Nadelson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a look at the iconic New York City restaurant, describing its founding and French food, along with interviews with the chefs, staff, and some of the locals and famous personalities who are regular customers.

Book A New York Mailman Corporate Conspiracy Story

Download or read book A New York Mailman Corporate Conspiracy Story written by Romeo Stamps Devinely and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2016-01-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Romeo Stamps Devinely was a very proud, hardworking interoffice mailman who was just trying his very best to service the good people to distribute mail to worldwide corporate industries. Then one day, he found himself caught right up inside a very slanderous corporate co-conspiracy.

Book Elena

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thomas H. Cook
  • Publisher : Overamstel Uitgevers
  • Release : 2011-09-06
  • ISBN : 9049986757
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Elena written by Thomas H. Cook and published by Overamstel Uitgevers. This book was released on 2011-09-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brother recalls the magnificent life of his sister, the greatest writer of her age A launch party is underway for a hotly anticipated biography, the life story of Elena Franklin. As a young woman, Elena was one of the most promising literary talents of the 1920s, and over the years her legend grew. Her biographer, Martha Farrell, has combed through all the evidence of Elena’s genius and passion, from her early years in New York to her expatriate life in Paris. The result is a monumental work – but among the party’s crowd is the man who knows the book is an empty shell. Only William, Elena’s brother, knew the truth about the famed author. Martha’s flawed biography spurs his memory, and he recalls how the temperamental baby grew into a legend. He knew Elena’s hidden pain, shared their family secrets, and draws his own portrait of the troubled soul that lay behind her artistic gifts.