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Landscape New York

Author : Valerio Morabito
ISBN : 9788887669541
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Social Stratification Of English In New York City

Author : William Labov
ISBN : 9780521821223
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Second edition of William Labov's groundbreaking study, in which he looks back on forty years of achievements in sociolinguistics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

New York Tenants Rights

Author : Mary Ann Hallenborg
ISBN : 9780873378215
Genre : Business & Economics
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Offers legal advice for tenants in New York, discusses common rental problems and solutions, and includes instructions for preparing legal forms and letters.
Category: Business & Economics

Amusement Parks Of New York

Author : Jim Futrell
ISBN : 0811732622
Genre : History
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This comprehensive guide profiles 16 major amusement parks in the Empire State and offers information on smaller parks as well, with complete information on rides and attractions, a history of each park, and best times to go. Features vintage photographs and postcards scenes. Featured parks include Coney Island, Brooklyn; Astroland, Brooklyn; Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, Brooklyn; Seabreeze Amusement Park, Rochester; Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, Sylvan Beach; Midway Park, Maple Springs; Playland, Rye; Santa's Workshop, North Pole; Hoffman's Playland, Latham; The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, Lake George; Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, Old Forge; Martin's Fantasy Island, Grand Island; Adventureland, East Farmingdale; Magic Forest, Lake George; Nellie Bly Amusement Park, Brooklyn and Six Flags Darien Lake, Darien Lake.
Category: History

New York Evidence Handbook

Author : Michael M. Martin
ISBN : 0735529817
Genre : Law
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If you litigate or preside in any court in the state of New York, you know just how confounding the state's evidence law can be. New York Evidence Handbook is the new, comprehensive guide to all of the rules and principles of evidence applicable in New York courts. This new 1,000+ page handbook presents a practical, contemporary approach to evidence -- written with the real-world challenges of the New York trial lawyer and judge in mind. It gathers into one, easy-to-use handbook all of the rules, the leading decisions and the significant statutes you need to consider when assessing the admissibility of evidence. The book walks you through all the rules and their operation (as they relate to judicial notice, presumptions, relevance, the best evidence rule, etc.), discussing all of the leading authorities and citing numerous trial examples. Throughout New York Evidence Handbook, special attention is paid to helping you quickly solve commonly encountered, but difficult, evidence questions.
Category: Law

Colonial New York

Author : Michael G. Kammen
ISBN : 9780195107791
Genre : History
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Today, New York stands as the capital of American culture, business, and cosmopolitanism. Its size, influence, and multicultural composition mark it as a corner-stone of our country. The rich and varied history of early New York would seem to present a fertile topic for investigation to those interested colonial America. Yet, there has never been a modern history of old New York--until this lively and detailed account by Michael Kammen. Gracefully written and comprehensive in scope, Colonial New York includes all of the political, social, economic, cultural, and religious aspects of New York's formative centuries. Social and ethnic diversity have always been characteristic of New York, and this was never so evident as in its early years. This period provides the contemporary reader with a backward glance at what the United States would become in the twentieth-century. Colonial New York stood as a precursor of American society and culture as a whole: a broad model of the American experience we witness today. Kammen's history is enlivened by a look at some of the larger-than-life personalities who had tremendous impact on the many social and political adjustments necessary to the colony's continued growth. Here we meet Peter Stuyvesant, director of New Netherland and an executive of the West India Company--a man facing the innumerable difficulties of governing a large, sprawling colony divided by Dutch, English, and Indian settlements. Ultimately, history would view him as a failure, but his strong, Calvinist approach left such an indelible stamp on the burgeoning colony that readers will be tempted to do a little revisionist thinking about his tenure. Looking at a later governor, Lord Cornbury, gives us the very opposite example of a man despised by his contemporaries as the most venal of all the colonial governors (he was an occasional public cross-dresser, wearing the clothes of his distant cousin, Queen Anne), but who forcefully guided the colony through a transition to Anglican rule. The book culminates in chapters that investigate New York's strategic role in the bloody French and Indian War, and the key part it played in the economic protests and political conflict that finally led to American independence. The intricate and tangled web of alliances, loyalties, and shifting political ground that underlies much of colonial New York's past has clearly daunted many historians from taking on the task of writing an understandable account. Michael Kammen has accepted this challenge and gives us much more than a mere chronicle. Rather, he paints a compelling portrait of colonial life as it truly was. Although this important book is thorough and informed by primary sources, Colonial New York's clear and vivid prose offers a delightful narrative that will entertain both general readers and serious scholars alike. It pays special attention to localities and contains numerous illustrations that are attentive to the decorative arts and the material culture of early New York. Surprising and enlightening, Colonial New York is a delight to read and provides new perspectives on our nation's beginnings.
Category: History

The Colony Of New York

Author : Susan Whitehurst
ISBN : 0823961745
Genre : History
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New York S Historic Armories

Author : Nancy L. Todd
ISBN : 9780791480991
Genre : Architecture
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Chronicles the evolution of the armory as a specific building type in American architectural and military history, and the role these buildings played in the history of America’s volunteer militia New York’s Army National Guard armories are among the most imposing monuments to the role of the citizen soldier in American military history. In New York’s Historic Armories, Nancy L. Todd draws on archival research as well as historic and contemporary photographs and drawings to trace the evolution of the armory as a specific building type in American architectural and military history. The result of a ten-year collaboration between the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, this illustrated history presents information on all known armories in the state as well as the units associated with them, and will serve as a valuable reference for readers interested in general, military, and architectural history. Built to house local units of the state’s volunteer militia, armories served as arms storage facilities, clubhouses for the militiamen, and civic monuments symbolizing New York’s determination to preserve domestic law and order through military might. Approximately 120 armories were built in New York State from the late eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, and most date from the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when the National Guard was America’s primary domestic peacekeeper during the post–Civil War era of labor-capital unrest. Together, New York’s armories chronicle the history of the volunteer militia, from its emergence during the early Republican Era, through its heyday during the Gilded Age as the backbone of the American military system, to its early twentieth-century role as the nation’s primary armed reserve force.
Category: Architecture

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The New York Irish

Author : Ronald H. Bayor
ISBN : 0801857643
Genre : History
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The New York Irish offers a fresh perspective on an immigrant people's encounter with the famed metropolis.
Category: History

Lost New York

Author : Nathan Silver
ISBN : 0618054758
Genre : Architecture
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When it was first published in 1968, the critically acclaimed LOST NEW YORK became an instant classic for the way it reawakened a lost city. Now expanded and updated, with 118 new photographs, the book reveals a fresh, true picture of New York as it has lived and grown, with startling reminders of how much that has vanished remains part of us. From the grandeur of the old Metropolitan Opera and Pennsylvania Station to the fabulous lost night clubs of 52nd Street and Harlem, from the opulence of the old Vanderbilt mansions to the Madison Square Garden rooftop where architect Stanford White was shot, this is both a unique testament to New York's past and a story of the vitality that makes the city continue to connect with us. Illustrated with rare and stunning photographs and marked by engaging, lively text, this new edition of LOST NEW YORK provides a unique and unforgettable look at the places in New York that are no more. Beyond that, it evokes the significant moments in time and memory that make us reflect on our passions about change and the reasons we remain concerned about the future of cities.
Category: Architecture

New York Modern

Author : William B. Scott
ISBN : 0801867932
Genre : Art
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"This history is as lively as its subject, clarifying the genealogy of the successive rebellions that marked the unfolding of modernism." -- New Yorker
Category: Art

A Parents Guide To Special Education In New York City And The Metropolitan Area

Author : Laurie Dubos
ISBN : 0807746851
Genre : Education
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This essential guide profiles 33 schools in New York City for children with special needs, plus listings of medical professionals, camps, after-school programs, evaluation centers, and individuals in the field that were recommended by families of children with special needs. Includes information on referrals and evaluations, eligibility criteria, parents' rights, and more.
Category: Education

Courts And Lawyers Of New York

Author : Alden Chester
ISBN : 9781584774242
Genre : History
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This massive illustrated history of the courts and lawyers of New York from 1609-1925 contains a great deal of information that is not available elsewhere. Contents: Part I-Dutch Period: The Bases of American Law, The Dutch Legal System, The Patrons and Their Courts, Burgher Government, Dutch Magistrates. Part II-English Period: The Conflicting Land Titles, The Duke of York's Laws, The Leisler Case. Part III-American Period: Constitutional History, The Courts of Last Resort, The Supreme Court, The Court of Chancery. Part IV: Judicial Distracts and Associations of the Bar, Law Libraries and Law Schools. 59 illustrations.
Category: History

Slumming In New York

Author : Robert M. Dowling
ISBN : 9780252076329
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This remarkable exploration of the underbelly of New York City life from 1880 to 1930 takes readers through the city's inexhaustible variety of distinctive neighborhood cultures. Slumming in New York samples a number of New York "slumming" narratives--including Stephen Crane's Bowery tales, Paul Laurence Dunbar's The Sport of the Gods, Hutchins Hapgood's The Spirit of the Ghetto, and Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven--to characterize and examine the relationship between New York writing and the city's cultural environment. Using the methods of ethnicity theory, black studies, regional studies, literary studies, and popular culture, Robert M. Dowling reveals the way in which "outsider" authors helped alleviate New York's mounting social anxieties by popularizing "insider" voices from neighborhoods as distinctive as the East Side waterfront, the Bowery, the Tenderloin's "black Bohemia," the Jewish Lower East Side, and mythic Harlem.
Category: Literary Criticism

New York And Los Angeles

Author : David Halle
ISBN : 0226313700
Genre : Social Science
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Capturing much of what is new and vibrant in urban studies today, "New York and Los Angeles" should prove to be valuable reading for scholars in that field, as well as in sociology, political science and government.
Category: Social Science

Picturing New York

Author : Andrea Henderson
ISBN : 1593730659
Genre : Art
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The New York paintings and pastels of Yvonne Jacquette, one of America's most distinguished contemporary painters, and the New York photographs of her late husband Rudy Burckhardt, whose unconventional art has spawned a large and devoted following, are the subjects of this intriguing look at a slice of the New York art world from the 1930s to the present. Picturing New York: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardt explores this remarkable pair of artists whose work celebrates New York's streets and skyline, capturing both the intimacy and the expansiveness of the city. Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardt were creative and personal partners for nearly forty years, from the time of their meeting in 1961 until Burckhardt's death in 1999. Burckhardt, born in 1914 in Basel, Switzerland, came to New York in 1935, and Jacquette, a Pittsburgh native twenty years his junior, arrived in 1955. Although they traveled broadly for artistic subject matter, they were based in New York City, spending most of their careers in the West 20s, where Jacquette's studio still is. They sometimes collaborated, usually on films, but mostly each pursued independent work in photography and painting. Despite this independence, their approaches to representing the city share visual and philosophical parallels. The dazzling urban nocturne is Jacquette's primary subject. For thirty years, she has made night paintings from aerial vantage points of such cities as Tokyo, San Francisco, Washington, Hong Kong, and Chicago--along with bird's-eye views of Maine and Midwestern farmland--but her images of New York City are without question the strongest and most celebrated. These dramatic and glittering canvases are striking for their bold compositions, surface richness, and the powerful presence of their grand scale. Jacquette has described herself as a "portraitist of American cities," and none has been more frequently or more affectionately depicted than New York--its splendid architecture, neon signage, bridges, streets, and waterways--and indirectly, the electricity that makes it all visible at night. Burckhardt, whose photographs and films of New York have inspired a cult following, made images of the city's architecture, streets, and inhabitants in a singular style--apolitical and seemingly uncomposed--that broke with tradition and influenced younger generations of photographers. From iconic views of New York's skyscrapers, to close-up architectural details, to storefronts splashed with advertising signage, to New Yorkers walking their streets and riding their subways, the variety of Burckhardt's subject matter conveys his never-ending fascination with the city's scale and diversity. His images convey his own sense of wonder about New York and invite viewers to share in his pleasure of the city's unexpected moments and unexplored places. Coinciding with exhibitions on both artists at the Museum of the City of New York,Picturing New York: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Burckhardtoffers a unique look at the work of this important creative couple side by side and the place they hold in the New York art world.
Category: Art

New York City Coloring Activity Book

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0635022265
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The wonders of the Big Apple will excite all kids, whether they are from New York City, visiting New York City, or just learning about this awesome, amazing place. This exciting and educational coloring/activity book parades kids all around New York City, from Rockefeller Center to the Bronx Zoo, from Grand Central Terminal to the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Kids travel through New York City by way of mazes, dot-to-dots, crosswords, coloring pages, matching, a detailed map and other fun activities. Kids visit New York City's sports teams, museums, famous landmarks and cultural centers, learning all about New York City history, geography, people and much more!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction