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Summary: An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Alive Mind 2009

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF THE

Sherman, Scott (Scott G.)

Summary: "A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story. In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City's most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 SHE

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

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

Yacka, Douglas

Summary: Describes the history of the famous street in New York City, detailing the development of the theater district and the shows and stars that have become Broadway legends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 792.0974 YAC

Morrison, William (William Alan)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.0974 MOR

Summary: "A self-centered New York City publicist suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope. Now it's a real-time race against the clock as [he] must outwit a psychotic sniper in a frantic scramble from phone booth to freedom"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER PHO

Summary: Paul and Jamie Buchman are a neurotic couple living in Manhattan with their equally interesting friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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

Griswold, Mac K.

Contents: Proprietors of Sylvester Manor Since 1651 -- The Discovery -- Living with the Indians -- Amsterdam -- The Other Island : Barbados -- Nathaniel's Middle Passage -- Before the Whirlwind -- The World Turns Upside Down -- Time of Longing -- Where They Lived -- How They Lived -- In the Ground -- "Oppression upon the Mind" -- Quaker Martyrs, Quaker Peace -- "A Duchman in his Hartt" -- "Children of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.721 GRI

Summary: In the criminal justice system, sexually based crimes such as rape, torture, pedophilia, and child abuse are dealt with in New York City by a special unit of the police department known as the Special Victims Unit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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Dunwell, Frances F.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.73 DUN

Fairstein, Linda A.

Summary: The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world's busiest span for motor vehicles. But in "Devil's Bridge," Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FAI

Fairstein, Linda A.

Summary: Businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: it is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. With her own job at the DA's office in jeopardy, and the temptation to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FAI

Summary: Life in Judge Harry Stone's court starts with a tear (as the gang says farewell to Selma) and a horselaugh (as they welcome wiseacre Flo to the municipal menagerie). Harry and his staff contend with New York's zaniest nuts and dolts: the usual winos, weirdos, hookers and con artists, plus an orangutan, a rock star, a man from Saturn and a gorgeous witch who has Harry under her spell.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV NIG

Kleinfield, Sonny.

Summary: "He was a teenage volunteer at a nursing home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She was a wheelchair-bound resident in her nineties. He was poor, Hispanic, living in a rented room in the barrio, separated from his family. Her life was comfortable, and her family visited as often as possible. But when Margaret Oliver's daughter hired Elvis Checo to look in on her mother a few afternoons a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.262 KLE

Summary: A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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Lynn, Robin.

Contents: "The Lungs" / James Huneker (1914) -- Along the Water's Edge -- Manhattan. Historic Battery Park ; Battery Park City ; East River Waterfront ; Hudson River Park and Riverside Park South ; Riverside Park ; Riverbank State Park ; West Harlem Piers Park -- Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge Park ; Williamsburg Waterfront ; Erie Basin Park ; Newton Creek Nature Walk -- Queens. Gantry Plaza State Park --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.71 LYN

Summary: Sampson is a lion on display at a zoo in New York City's Central Park, and he holds court over all the other animals, including Nigel, a testy koala bear; Larry, a dumb but well-meaning snake; Kazar, a wildebeest with a passion for choreography; Bridget, a bright but cynical giraffe; and Benny, a squirrel who is good friends with Sampson and is trying to romance Bridget without much success....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY WIL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD W

Fairstein, Linda A.

Summary: New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the runway, where American haute couture continually astounds with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP MYSTERY FAI

Summary: New York City, November 1988. Bobby Green is the manager of a Russian nightclub owned by Marat Buzhayev. The club is frequented by gangsters like Buzhayev's nephew Vadim. Despite Bobby's hedonistic and amoral lifestyle, he is committed to his girlfriend Amada. Bobby has a secret, however, which he guards closely. His brother is Police Captain Joseph Grusinsky and his father, Bert, is a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WE

Summary: After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Master Splinter, their sensei, is struggling to keep them together. He becomes worried when strange things begin brewing in New York City. Tech-industrialist tycoon Max Winters revives four ancient stone warriors and enlists the help of the foot clan to help capture ancient monsters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY TMN

Summary: Tony is an undereducated Brooklyn teenager who is bored with his daytime job. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor. Tony meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SAT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SAT

Kaplow, Robert.

Summary: "This is the story of one week in my life. I was seventeen. It was the week I slept in Orson Welles's pajamas. It was the week I fell in love. and it was the week I changed my middle name twice"--Quotation from back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KAP