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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

What a catalog of superficiality reveals about the complex inner worlds of young women.

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Gay Talese’s Portrait of the Tallest Man in New York
Gay Talese’s Portrait of the Tallest Man in New York

“His knuckles are like golf balls and, when he shakes your hand, he envelops your wrist in lukewarm flesh.”

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Mapping Manhattan: A Love Letter in Subjective Cartography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono & 72 Other New Yorkers
Mapping Manhattan: A Love Letter in Subjective Cartography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono & 72 Other New Yorkers

“Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever.”

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Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties
Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties

Band battles, brass classics, Cotton Club etiquette, and how to do the “double roll” like a pro.

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An Illustrated Tour of All the Buildings in New York
An Illustrated Tour of All the Buildings in New York

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Gay Talese’s Field Guide to the Social Order of New York’s Cats, Illustrated
Gay Talese’s Field Guide to the Social Order of New York’s Cats, Illustrated

A rare and wonderful 1961 taxonomy of Gotham’s feline fraternity from the godfather of literary journalism.

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