Andy Warhol’s New York City: Four Walks, Uptown to Downtown

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(as of Feb 23,2019 02:40:03 UTC – Details)



Andy, Andy everywhere. Twenty-three years after his death, few figures hover over New York City—its art, its street life, its commerce, its creativity, its nightlife, its myths, and its idea of itself—like Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol’s New York City provides a panoramic view of the artist’s life there from the fifties through the eighties. Eighty sites associated with the artist careen delightfully from coffee shops to museums, from disco clubs to churches, with dozens of glamorous and gritty places in between. Fashionistas will love reading about the rare pretzel-print dress Warhol designed (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and seeing him looking like a character out of Mad Men as he’s photographed on the steps of the Met; cineastes will be riveted to the behind-the-scenes stories of his films; art lovers will appreciate the comprehensive listing of his many shows; and New York City history buffs will savor glimpses of the city’s icons—vanished (Schrafft’s), current (Serendipity 3), and never-realized (the Andy-Mat). There are sidebars on Warhol’s residences, favorite restaurants, and factories. Brief biographies of figures in the book familiarize the reader with the revolving cast of glittering characters that enter and leave the stage as Warhol’s story unfolds.
 
Nine original drawings in the book were made specially for Andy Warhol’s New York City by the artist Vito Giallo, a former studio assistant of Warhol’s who executed hundreds of Warhol’s ink blot drawings, and who later owned the antique store where Warhol bought thousands of items that were posthumously auctioned at Sotheby’s.Used Book in Good Condition



AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-Season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In New York, Connecticut, And New Jersey

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You don’t have to travel far from New York City to find some of the best day hikes in the Northeast. This guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Best Day Hikes series takes you to 50 of the best excursions in New York, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey. Perfect for beginners, seasoned hikers, families, tourists, and local residents, AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near New York City unveils hidden gems of the New York City metro area.

Hike the Palisades Interstate Park, explore the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, discover the Paugusett State Forest, trek the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt in Long Island, or even ramble through Central Park from end to end – no matter what your ability level, this guide is a must-have resource for an hour or day of adventure. Many hikes in the guide are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail.

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AIA Guide to New York City

$37.50 - $25.80

(as of Jan 31,2019 09:19:05 UTC – Details)



Since the AIA Guide to New York City was first published in 1967, it has been recognized as the ultimate guide to the metropolis’s buildings, in all five boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island — from nineteenth-century brownstones and tenements to modern high-rise apartments and museums. The latest edition of this urban classic takes a fresh look at the architectural treasures that define New York — from its most characteristic landmarks to its less famous local favorites.

To prepare this edition — the first revision since 1987 — Norval White has visited and revisited more than 5,000 buildings, making this by far the most complete guide of its kind. This generously illustrated handbook presents the structures of the New York City–from the magnificent to the obscure — in over 3,000 new photographs, more than 130 new maps, and hundreds of revised and new entries. Beyond the skyscrapers and historical buildings, the guide also leads the way to the city’s bridges, parks, and public monuments.

From the tip of the Empire State Building to the brownstones in Brooklyn, the AIA Guide to New York City reveals how the city’s spirit, fortitude, and character are captured and expressed in its architecture. Thoughtful and humorous descriptions include fascinating bits of local information that bring the city’s history to life, telling the stories behind the bricks and mortar. Together, the maps, photographs, and expert critiques invite you on a special grand tour of the city at your own pace.

This guide is a definitive record of New York’s architectural heritage and provides a compact, authoritative directory for lovers of New York City all over the world. Its portability and encyclopedic quality make it an ideal traveling companion for any walker in the city. For the sightseer, the architect, or anyone on a casual stroll, the AIA Guide to New York City is the book to grab on your way out the door.Used Book in Good Condition



Knowing Where You’re Going: New York City (The Ultimate New York City Travel Guide with Neighborhood Maps)

$19.95

(as of Jan 23,2019 16:17:21 UTC – Details)



ON SALE FOR TRAVEL SEASON! This timeless, ground-breaking NYC guidebook takes an innovative approach to exploring the city with a highly visual map-based format. Unlike most other travel guides, “Knowing Where You’re Going: New York City won’t go “out of date”, because it focuses on shopping, dining, and nightlife ‘streets’ in each neighborhood, rather than the specific businesses themselves. Every neighborhood in New York City is its own microcosm, with its own “restaurant row”, “shopping district”, etc. Restaurants and shops may come and go, but the areas that attract these establishments remain virtually the same over time. Every neighborhood in Manhattan is covered in detail, with easy-to-read maps that feature the key streets. Shopping, dining, and nightlife districts are highlighted in full color to plan either a shopping or dining excursion – no more wondering what’s around the next corner or feeling you’ve missed out on anything the neighborhood has to offer. The maps allow the reader to understand the layout of each neighborhood at a glance. Neighborhood attractions, seasonal events, points of interest, parking, and mass transportation options are all clearly designated. This book even takes the stress out of finding your way underground by offering detailed diagrams of some of New York’s most confusing subway stations – Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square Station, and many more. Corridors, stairways, train platforms, mezzanines, and entrances/exits are all laid out in relation to the streets and buildings above. In addition, this guidebook also features useful information regarding getting around the city by car, taxi, bus, subway, as well as on foot. The clarity and level of detail in the maps is unprecedented for a handheld guidebook, but never feels cluttered. Even the city parks are mapped out, depicting paths, athletic fields, points of interest, and restrooms. Your perfect companion for exploring the neighborhoods of Manhattan!



Subway Adventure Guide: New York City: To the End of the Line

$19.95 - $11.48

(as of Jan 11,2019 14:24:41 UTC – Details)


In Subway Adventure Guide: New York City, residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that’s not featured on postcards sold all over Manhattan. Each of the roughly three dozen end-of-the-line destinations spread out over New York City’s five boroughs included in this easy-to-use guide, from restaurants and bars to landmarks and museums, are highlighted in great detail by authors Kyle Knoke and Amy Plitt—what to order, what to see, and how to get there. For even better exploring, each destination is organized by the more than 30 subway lines that run through the city, including handy maps with street names. From delighting in a little-known ethnic restaurant to admiring a local landmark, each adventure contained in this photo-packed pocket guide reveals a new hidden gem of the city. Van Cortlandt Park. Far Rockaway. Bay Ridge. Flatbush Avenue. Subway Adventure Guide: New York City takes you away from the tourist traps and closer to a genuine New York City experience.



Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City (Creating the North American Landscape)

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Invisible New York is a photographic exploration of the hidden and often abandoned infrastructure of New York City. Inaccessible and unknown to most New Yorkers, the structures and machinery captured in Stanley Greenberg’s luminous black-and-white prints deliver the essential services that a city’s inhabitants usually take for granted. Many of these vast and imposing facilities have in recent decades been neglected or fallen into disuse. Others remain intact and in continuous use. Greenberg’s dark and poetic images document how a city works, its technological evolution since the 19th century, and the toll that deterioration and years of deferred maintenance can take on the soul of a city.

With a 4 x 5 monorail view camera and using only available light, Greenberg photographed sites in all five of New York’s boroughs, many now permanently sealed in the interests of national security. Among the invisible places recorded are the massive valve chambers in the water tunnels 300 feet underground and other features of New York’s extraordinary water system; the anchorages of the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Verrazano Narrows bridges; the dry dock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; the derelict power station at Floyd Bennett Field; the elegant, turn-of-the-century steam turbine in Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute; crumbling ruins on Ellis Island and Roosevelt Island; hidden sections of Grand Central Station and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; the West Side rail yards in Manhattan; the secret Nike missile silos in the Bronx; one of the last remaining manual switch rooms in the New York subway system; the faded grandeur of the City Hall Subway Station, its bronze chandeliers and leaded glass ceilings still largely undamaged; and the vast Brooklyn Army Terminal, once the world’s largest warehouse.

Greenberg’s photographs of this hidden city uncover long-forgotten engineering feats, magnificent examples of skilled craftsmanship, and fascinating clues about New York’s industrial past, as well as reveal the increasing aesthetic apathy of today’s builders. His images chronicle both the beauty and the banal necessity of this rich legacy, threatened by public ignorance and bureaucratic indifference. Invisible New York offers a unique perspective on one of the world’s great cities and alerts us to the hidden sites and essential facilities found in all cities which are slowly and secretly decaying or disappearing.

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Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City

$28.95 - $18.73

(as of Dec 19,2018 10:35:21 UTC – Details)


From the churches and street corners of Harlem and The Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical mecca for generations, and Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is the definitive story of its development throughout the five boroughs.

Plug in and walk the same streets a young Bob Dylan walked. See where Patti Smith, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, and Jeff Buckley played. Visit on foot the places Lou Reed mentions in his songs or where Paul Simon grew up; where the Strokes drowned their sorrows, Grizzly Bear cut their teeth and Jimi Hendrix found his vision. Rock and Roll Explorer Guide gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.

Contents

Upper Manhattan and Harlem

Upper West Side

The Velvet Underground

Upper East Side

The Beatles

John & Yoko

Central Park

Patti Smith

Midtown West

Beastie Boys

Midtown East

Madonna

Chelsea & Hudson Yards

Jimi Hendrix & Electric Lady

Union Square & Madison Square

New York Dolls

West Village

Bob Dylan

East Village

Blondie

Soho & TriBeCa

Sonic Youth

Lower East Side

The Strokes

Brooklyn

Talking Heads

Queens

Ramones

Simon & Garfunkel

The Bronx

Kiss

Staten Island

Rock & roll may not have been born in New York, but this is one of the places it grew up and blew up and presented itself to the world. From the churches and street corners of Harlem and the Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical Mecca for generations, and The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is an historical journey through its development across all five boroughs.

The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City restores a sense of time and place to music history by identifying and documenting critical points of interest spanning genres and eras, and delineating the places in New York City critical to its musical development and ultimate triumphs and tragedies. Through this lens, we can see and understand how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. In some cases, the buildings are still there, in others only the address remains, but you still get a sense of the history that happened there.

Among the many locations in this book are addresses musicians and other key rock & roll figures once called home. In a very few instances we’ve included current addresses, but only when the location is historically significant and widely known; otherwise, we consciously left current residences out. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is intended as a fun travel guide through music history rather than a means of locating famous musicians. Most New Yorkers understand that everyone has a right to privacy. That’s one of the reasons many of these artists live here.

Because of the city’s rich history, this book cannot be a comprehensive encyclopedia of music, rock venues, or the music industry; nor do we present the definitive biographies of the musicians included. The artists and locations chosen represent a sometimes broad look at the history of rock & roll in the city, with an eye on those who either grew up or spent their formative years here. But there’s so much more we couldn’t include, and we hope readers will be inspired to go even further, whether they’re hitting the streets themselves or experiencing the city vicariously from afar. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.



The Shambling Guide to New York City (The Shambling Guides Book 1)

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A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!

Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can’t take off her resume — human.

Not to be put off by anything — especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker — Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble — with Zoe right in the middle.



Insight Guides City Guide New York (Insight City Guides Book 1)

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New York City must be the world’s top urban destination: whether you’re after great theatre, fascinating museums, luxurious hotels, history, nightlife, sumptuous dining or just city energy, you’ll find it here.
� Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings the city and its people to life.
� Highlights of the city’s top attractions in our Best of New York, including iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, the city’s best museums and art galleries and unique areas like Central Park and Greenwich Village.
� Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city: from lively Soho and TriBeCa to the world famous stores on Fifth Avenue and the affluent Upper East Side and beyond to Brooklyn and the Bronx. An Excursions chapter takes in Long Island, Hudson Valley and the Jersey Shore.
� Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers’ needs. Insight Guides’ unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

‘Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.’ – Wanderlust Magazine