Imaginary Cities

Imaginary CitiesInspired by the surreal accounts of the explorer and man of a million lies Marco Polo, Imaginary Cities charts the metropolis and the imagination, and the symbiosis therein A work of creative nonfiction, the book roams through space, time and possibility, mapping cities of sound, melancholia and

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban RevolutionAn empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, livable streets As New York City s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world s

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America

Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of AmericaA vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its SoulESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI VANITY FAIR An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York For

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919

Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper driven boom to the Bankers Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from

Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death

Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and DeathHumans and their immediate ancestors were successful hunter gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years, but in the last fifteen thousand years humans have gone from finding food to farming it, from seasonal camps to sprawling cities, from a few people to hordes Drawing on her own fieldwork in the

St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street

St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest StreetA vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks the epicenter of American cool St Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements Here Frank O Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed But every generation of

Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination

Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-DeterminationNAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist 2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree The author of Baldwin s Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear eyed reportage that explores the city s past, present, and future