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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Eyewitness Guide New York City

NYC02
Eleanor Berman (Contributor)
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441093
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
There are hundreds of guides, of course, but we like this one the best -- and we see more visitors in our neighborhood carrying it around.
$19.99

Here is New York

NYC28
Roger Angell (Introduction), E.B. White
Little Bookroom
1999
56
1892145022
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Written in a hotel room over two hot days in the summer of 1948, White's timeless love letter captures the spirit of New York.
$16.95

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

NYC31
E.L. Konigsburg
Atheneum
2002
168
0689711816
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This beloved, Newbery Medal-winning tale is set mostly in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where two siblings take up residence, dodging guards, sleeping in historic beds and having unexpected adventures.
$7.99

Blue Guide New York

NYC29
Carol Von Pressentin Wright
Blue Guides
2015
600
1905131704
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, comprehensive guide to New York sights, including walking tours and a focus on art and architecture.
$26.95

Fodor's New York City's 25 Best

USE36
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546281
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to New York City, featuring a detailed, fold-out map centered on Midtown. With suggested itineraries, walks and top 25 sights.
$13.99

Central Park, An American Masterpiece

NYC94
Sara Cedar Miller
Harry N. Abrams
2003
240
0810939460
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Written and photographed by Central Park's official historian, this visual history of New York's crown jewel pairs modern color images with drawings, plans and quotes by park designers.
$50.00

Great Fortune, The Epic of Rockefeller Center

NYC100
Daniel Okrent
Viking
2004
544
0142001775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this grand social history Okrent illuminates the remarkable cast of characters, the ambitions, and mind-bending complexity in creating the beloved New York City landmark.
$18.00

The Island at the Center of the World

NYC153
Russell Shorto
Random House
2005
416
1400078679
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Shorto's popular history of New Amsterdam tells in colorful detail how the short-lived Dutch colony established principles of tolerance, multiculturalism and modern capitalism in New York City and colonial America.
$17.95

Waterfront, A Journey Around Manhattan

NYC113
Philip Lopate
Crown
2005
421
0385497148
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A consummate New Yorker, Lopate pulls together history, ecology, archaeology, literature and urban planning in this delightful, discursive account of his rambles along the coast of Manhattan.
$16.95

Gone to New York, Adventures in the City

NYC156
Ian Frazier, Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Picador USA
2006
224
031242504X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Frazier writes with humor and warmth about his New York City in this collection of essays originally published in periodicals like The New Yorker and The Atlantic.
$17.00

Let the Great World Spin

NYC214
Colum McCann
Random House
2010
368
0812973992
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dublin-born New Yorker Colum McCann took home the 2011 International Impac Dublin literary award for his stunningly realized portrait of New York City. Set in 1974, he traces the interlocking lives of diverse characters as Philippe Petit tightrope walks b
$17.00

Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories

NYC61
Joseph Mitchell
Vintage Books
1993
716
0679746315
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Mitchell's collection of loving, extraordinarily vivid, short pieces, depicting New York in the 40's and 50's. He was a master at painting character, and place, in swift strokes.
$18.00

For Kids

New York City, Through Time

NYC232
Richard Platt
Macmillan
2010
45
0753464160
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
From Lenape camp to modern megapolis, the history of the Big Apple is colorfully revealed in a series of paintings of the city over time.
$16.99

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

NYC147
Hildegarde H. Swift, Lynd Ward (Illustrator)
Harcourt Books
1942
64
0152045732
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The beloved tale of the tiny lighthouse on the shores of the Hudson River.
$8.99

This is New York

NYC149
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2003
64
0789308843
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A classic portrait of New York for children.
$17.95

Grk and the Hot Dog Trail

NYC210
Joshua Doder
Yearling Publishing
2009
205
0440421500
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When the priceless Golden Daschund statue goes missing on their visit to New York City, Max and Tim (and their dog Grk), put off sightseeing to go in search of the culprits.
$5.99

Letters from Rifka

UKR16
Karen Hesse
Puffin
2009
148
0312535619
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Hesse gives a touching and compelling portrait of the immigrant experience during WWI through the eyes of a courageous 12 year-old Jewish girl travelling from Poland through the Ukraine and Belgium, finally to reach Ellis Island and be reunited with her f
$6.99

The Brooklyn Bridge

NYC192
Elizabeth Mann
Firefly Books
2006
46
1931414165
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated overview of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, from its conception by John Roebling in 1852 through its completion.
$12.95

Fodor's Family New York City With Kids

NYC199
Fodor's
2013
244
0891419721
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Local parents cover a variety of interests and tastes for families with kids of all ages in these handy guides. With maps, family-friendly hotels and the five best things to see and do in every neighborhood.
$12.99