New York certainly has had a few difficult weeks with Super Storm Sandy and her aftermath. Things in many areas still are not back to normal. But we know New York will come back!
The third floor reference area has a book display celebrating New York and its resilience.
The city has a lot to offer. There is so much to see and do from the amusements of Coney Island as discussed in John Kasson’s Amusing the Million : Coney Island at the Turn of the Century to Calvin Tomkins’ Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are gardens for strolling, maybe walk the relatively new High Line (Annik Farge’s On the High Line) or the magnificent Central Park ( Sara Cedar Miller’s Central Park, an American Masterpiece ). Consider the city’s engineering wonders as described in Robert Jackson’s Highway Under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel and Judith St. George’s The Brooklyn Bridge : They Said It Couldn’t Be Built. Ken Bloom’s Broadway: An Encyclopedic Guide to the History, People and Places of Times Square pays tribute to the glittering lights and talent of the area.
If shopping and dining appeal to you, New York is the place to be! From the high style along Fifth Avenue by Theodore James to Sharyne Wolfe’s contemporary guide, The Fashionista’s Shopping Guide to the Galaxy of Discount New York Fashion, there are fashion finds for everyone. With so many restaurants you really need a guide such as Mike Colameco’s Food Lover’s Guide to NYC : An Insider’s Guide to New York City’s Gastronomic Delights.
The city has always been a beacon of hope as seen in Barbara Benton’s
Ellis Island : a Pictorial History and Sabina Khan Yasmin’s Enlightening the World : The Creation of the Statue of Liberty.
But we all know it is the people who really make New York what it is. Diaries of Old Manhattan edited by Louis Auchincloss and You Must Remember This by Jeff Kisseloff for a fond, nostalgic appreciation of The City.
.As the song says “I want to be a part of it, New York, New York!”
– posted by Brenda, Reference Services