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Day, Daniel R.

Summary: "With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. But before reinventing fashion, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books, and, finally, a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAY, DANIEL R. DAY

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Glaser, Karina Yan

Summary: The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GLA

Plaskin, Glenn.

Summary: "The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.7 PLA

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Summary: Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. Inspired by a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie American 2009

McMorrow, T. E.

Summary: In Harlem in the 1920s, in the middle of a family Christmas party, Marie receives a nutcracker from her Uncle Cab, which leads to a marvelous dream in this resetting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's familiar tale. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCM

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Wetzsteon, Ross.

Summary: Chronicles the New York City neighborhood's role as a bohemian enclave that became the home of and transformed the lives of individuals who came to the neighborhood to pursue their individual artistic, personal, and political dreams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WET

Acevedo, Elizabeth

Summary: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC ACE

Campisi, Charles

Summary: From 1996 through 2014 Charles Campisi headed NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. During Campisi's IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by ninety percent, and the number of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bard 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 REN

Fowler, Ruth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Penguin 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FOWLER, RUTH FOW

Shopsin, Tamara

Summary: "'Arbitrary Stupid Goal is a completely riveting world--when I looked up from its pages regular life seemed boring and safe and modern like one big iPhone. This book captures not just a lost New York but a whole lost way of life'--Miranda July; In Arbitrary Stupid Goal, Tamara Shopsin takes the reader on a pointillist time-travel trip to the Greenwich Village of her bohemian 1970s childhood, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar Straus & Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHOPSIN, TAMARA SHO

O'Neill, Alexis

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Jacob Riis, a Danish immigrant who used his skills as a reporter and photographer to call attention to the poor living conditions in the slums of New York City in the late nineteenth century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 RII

Marnell, Cat

Summary: "From Cat Marnell, 'New York's enfant terrible' (The Telegraph), a candid and darkly humorous memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America--and that's all most people knew about her. But she hid a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARNELL, CAT MAR

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Ten stories portray life on a block in Harlem.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MYE

Summary: Documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, sold his home, the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as "The Bank." Through the intimate lens of noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Maisel's life as an artist,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC JAY

Watson, Renée

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Summary: Amara visits her father's family in Harlem for her twelfth birthday, hoping to better understand her family and herself, but New York City is not what she expected.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WAT

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WAT

Yandolino, Frank.

Summary: "Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang, and he helped put together the Woodstock Festival of 1969. This memoir is an account of his life as a hippie, art director, entrepreneur, manager, and screenwriter (as well as various other hats he wore in the creative industry.)"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 YAN

Mullen, Jim (Jim R.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 817.54 MUL

Smith, Morgan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 1998

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 974.71 SMI

Alda, Arlene

Summary: The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda’s Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees’ play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew’s CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 ALD

Fox, Ted

Summary: "Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem's legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox's definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams ComicArts 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 FOX

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