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Cohen, Lizabeth

Summary: The story of the postwar American city as refracted through the life and career of the urban planner Edward J. Logue In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they all must contend with deteriorating infrastructure, economic inequality, and unaffordable housing. Cities have limited tools to address these problems, and many must rely on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.3 COH

Summary: Marinara sauce runs red through the streets of New Haven in this surprising, delectable documentary which profiles three pizza restaurants, Pepe, Sally's, and Modern, that together stand as the cornerstone of the town's Italian-American heritage and connoisseurs of the tastiest incarnations of America's favorite comfort food. This mouth-watering documentary will make viewers laugh and leave...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD PIZ

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIZ

Summary: It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. The film vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s showdown with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Media Group 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

Richards, David Alan

Summary: "Secret societies have fundamentally shaped America's cultural and political landscapes. In ways that are expected but never explicit, the bonds made and lessons learned through the most elite of secret societies have helped make their members senators, governors, ambassadors, CIA directors, Supreme Court justices, and even presidents. At the apex of these institutions stands Yale University...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 366 RIC

Barber, Charles

Summary: "A dramatic narrative account of the life of William Juneboy Outlaw III, whose journey from housing-project youth to ruthless gangland kingpin to change-making community advocate represents a vital next chapter in the ongoing conversation about race and social justice in America"--

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OUTLAW, WILLIAM JUNEBUG, III BAR

Galinsky, Michael

Summary: A man leads a movement against the development of a professional basketball arena to try and save his home and community from being demolished.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Doctoroff, Daniel L.

Summary: Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff led New York's dramatic and unexpected economic resurgence after the September 11 terrorist attacks. With Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he developed a remarkably ambitious five-borough economic development plan to not only recover from the attacks but to completely transform New York's economy: New neighborhoods were created. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Austin, Joe

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.73 AUS

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gratz, Roberta Brandes

Summary: "[Katrina] completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units, causing unprecedented destruction. The response to Katrina is a topic of unending debate and anger ... Watching coverage of the hurricane on television in 2005 ... Roberta Brandes Gratz knew that the best chance for the city's recovery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 GRA

Kanigel, Robert

Summary: Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACOBS, JANE KAN

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ZOB

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hurst, Carol Otis.

Summary: Etta, a twelve-year-old orphan in nineteenth-century Connecticut, meets a boy living in an abandoned cabin on the New Haven and Northampton Canal and has adventures with him while trying to be reunited with her siblings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Hurst 2001

Philp, Drew

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PHILP, DREW PHI

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B PHILP PHI

Binelli, Mark.

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "The fall and maybe rise of Detroit, America's most epic urban failure, from local native and Rolling Stone reporter Mark BinelliOnce America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 307.1 BIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.1216 BIN

Di Bonaventura, Allegra.

Summary: Uses the diary of an American colonial in pre-Revolutionary New England to discuss slavery, the family, and everyday life of the time period.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974.602 DIB

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A stylish and moving documentary about the resilience and spirit of Detroit's neighborhoods: the film tells the story of the city's past, its present resurgence, and future potential.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNI

Buttigieg, Pete

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city,"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BUTTIGIEG BUT

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The redhead is up to some of her most hilarious shenanigans. Back home in New York, Ricky buys the nightclub, and renames it Club Babalu. The Ricardos and Mertzs take trips to Florida and Cuba, and then decide to move to rural Connecticut. We also meet Little Ricky, now a 5-year old drumming sensation, and a new set of Connecticut neighbors for the Ricardos. Includes all 27 episodes of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV I 6

Most, Doug

Summary: Documents the dramatic and sometimes deadly competition between New York and Boston to build the first American subway, describing the rivalry between two brother subway engineers and their famous supporters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 388.42 MOS

Summary: In this 80-minute documentary, three 10-year old children leave their native countries to participate in one of the Islamic world's most famous competitions, a test of memory and recitation known as The International Holy Koran Competition. As the competition reaches its climax, Koran By Heart offers a compelling and nuanced glimpse into some of the pressures faced by the next generation of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hall, Joseph

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5974 BLA

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