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New York Architecture Booklist


Musical New York, by Carol J. Binkowski 

Frommer's Memorable Walks in New York, by Reid Bramblett 

All Around the Town: Amazing Manhattan Facts and Curiosities, by Patrick Bunyan. A fun book with 
a ton of great New York trivia. 

New York's 100 Best Little Places to Shop, by Eve Claxton 

Literary New York: A History and Guide, by Susan Edmiston and Linda D. Cirino. This is really 

Guide to New York City Landmarks, by Andrew S. Dolkart 

The East Village, New York City, by Ephemera Press. An illustrated map of the East Village's 
cultural landmarks. 

The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers Project Guide to 1930s New York 

Zagat Survey New York City Restaurants, by Curt Gathje and Carol Diuguid 

Greenwich Village: A Primo Guide to Shopping, Eating and Making Merry in True Bohemia, by Robert 
Heide and John Gilman. A true love letter to one of Manhattan's most fascinating neighborhoods. 

New York City Starwalks: A Guide to the Exclusive Haunts, Habits and Havens of the Big Apple's 
Happening Celebs, by Larry "Wolfe" Horwitz. A exhaustive guide to your famous neighbors. 

Manhattan on Film 2, by Chuck Katz. 

Radical Walking Tours of New York City, by Bruce Kayton. This book introduced me to the history 
written on Manhattan's streets. 

The New York of the Novelists, by Arthur Bartlett Maurice 

The Lower East Side: Rembered & Revisited, by Joyce Mendelsohn. A meticulously researched guide 
from a great street historian. 

Touring the Flatiron: Walks in Four Historic Neighborhoods, by Joyce Mendelsohn. Another 
excellent neighborhood guide. 

The Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac's City, by Bill Morgan. A 
wide-ranging look at the haunts of the Beats. 

The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins, by Henry Moscow. 
A fascinating reference work. 

Living It Up: A Guide to the Named Apartment Houses of New York, by Thomas E. Norton and Jerry E. 
Patterson. I admire this sort of thing--an obsessive focus on a single aspect of New York life. 

The Streets Where They Lived: A Walking Guide to the Residences of Famous New Yorkers, by Stephen 
W. Plumb. A fine guide to the locales of significant New Yorkers. 

The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations, by Tony Reeves. It's worth buying for the New York 
locations alone. 

Infamous Manhattan, by Andrew Roth. Well-researched, well-written guide to Gotham's crimes. 

New York Notorious: A Borough-by-Borough Tour of the City's Most Infamous Crime Scenes, by Paul 
Schwartzman and Rob Polner. Enjoys the subject a little too much. 

Shecky's Bar, Club and Lounge Guide. Um... could use a little work. 

Secret New York: The Unique Guidebook to New York's Hidden Sites, Sounds & Tastes, by Robert 
Sietsema. The Voice's food critic knows his stuff. 

Manhattan Block By Block: A Street Atlas, by Jack Tauranac. The essential map of Manhattan. 

Time Out New York Bars & Clubs. Far superior to Shecky's. 

AIA Guide to New York City, by Norval White and Elliot Willensky. Every New Yorker should have a 
copy of this book. 

New York, A Guide to the Metropolis: Walking Tours of Architecture and History, by Gerard R. 
Wolfe. Very detailed and informative. 

New York's Nooks and Crannies, by David Yeadon. My first intro to a lot of New York's best stuff. 

Other Useful Books: 

From Urban Village to East Village: The Battle for New York's Lower East Side, by Janet L. 

The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, by Herbert Asbury 

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, by George 

New York Confidential, by Sharon Churcher 

Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s, by Ann Douglas 

The Epic of New York City, by Edward Robb Ellis 

In Old New York: A Classic History of New York City, by Thomas Janvier 

Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe, Jr. 

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Those 
blokes in London were just a bunch of copycats, to hear them tell it. 

Low Life, by Luc Sante. A tremendous inspiration--not enough addresses, though! 

The New York Chronology, by James Trager. A year-by-year account of New York's growth, changes 
and milestones--packed full of info. 

Republic of Dreams; Greenwich Village: The American Bohemia, 1910-1960, by Ross Wetzsteon