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Death of a Notary
Conquest and Change in Colonial New York
Donna Merwick
He was the only one. He was the only man to have committed suicide in the town's seventeenth-century history. So begins Donna Merwick's fascinating tale of a Dutch notary who ended his life in his adopted community of Albany. In a major feat of...



The New York City Audubon Society Guide to Finding Birds in the Metropolitan Area
Marcia T. Fowle, Paul Kerlinger
Positioned along the major East Coast migratory flyway, New York City and the surrounding areas offer some of the finest birding opportunities in North America. More than 355 species have been sighted there. Tapping the expertise of 47 metropolitan...



Ginseng and Aspirin
Health Care Alternatives for Aging Chinese in New York
Zibin Guo
Navigating the maze of modern American health care is rarely easy; those who enter it are confronted with a dizzying array of specialists, practitioners, and clinics from which to choose, and are forced to make decisions regarding drugs and treatments...



The Future of Us All
Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City
Roger Sanjek
Before the next century is out, Americans of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry will outnumber those of European origin. In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the 1970s, and the area's...



Dispersing the Ghetto
The Relocation of Jewish Immigrants across America
Jack Glazier
In the early twentieth century, the population of New York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. The teeming settlement, whose inhabitants faced poverty and frequent unemployment...



Alone Together
A History of New York's Early Apartments
Elizabeth Collins Cromley
Twentieth-century New York is now famous as the city of "cliff dwellers," but in the second half of the nineteenth century, middle-class apartments in Manhattan were a new—and somewhat suspect—architectural form. Alone Together presents a history of...



Bull's Birds of New York State
Whether you watch birds on the shores of Long Island, at the Bashakill Marsh, at Niagara Falls, or just at your backyard feeder, this volume will help you appreciate what our Empire State has to offer. It will give you a historical perspective, and it...



The Park and the People
A History of Central Park
Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
This "exemplary social history" (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people—the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the...



Between Two Nations
The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City
Michael Jones-Correa
Immigrants come to the United States from all over Latin America in search of better lives. They obtain residency status, find jobs, pay taxes, and they have children who are American citizens by birth; yet decades may go by before they seek...



Living with the Adirondack Forest
Local Perspectives on Land-Use Conflicts
Catherine Henshaw Knott
"While locals are inherently integral to land use decisions, their story is seldom coherently placed within the context of competing interests. Knott effectively places local perspectives in the Adirondack land use conflict to illustrate the need for...



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