Discovering Vintage New York: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Bars, Delis & More

Discovering Vintage New York: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Bars, Delis & More

by Mitch Broder

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As Manhattan succumbs to the big chain stores and tourist traps that come with the modern age, it struggles to maintain its storied identity. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, a number of classic restaurants, shops and other establishments still thrive today that evoke the unique charm of the city. From The Four Seasons to Serendipity 3, from Katz's Deli to Café Carlyle, from the Oyster Bar to The Donut Pub, all the landmarks are here in the first and only book to collect all the best of Manhattan's timeless spots. Discovering Vintage New York is your guide to 50 profiled restaurants, shops, delis, nightspots, bars, and cafés that have lasted half a century or more. But they're not merely old. Or historical. Or old and historical. These spots evoke a bygone metropolis. They are lost in time, yet compellingly timely. Whether they span decades or centuries, they are vibrant, quirky, and just plain fun to explore. Discovering Vintage New York takes you to a city of egg creams and knishes, of record stores and hat shops, of bohemian basements and candlelit clubs. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762784547
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Series: Discovering Vintage Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,148,897
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mitch Broder is a prize-winning journalist who covered New York City for 20 years for Gannett Newspapers, the nation's largest newspaper chain. He has also written for the New York Times, the Daily News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other papers.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Argosy Book Store 1

Aron Streit, Inc 5

Arthur's Tavern 9

Barbetta 13

Barney Greengrass 17

Big Nick's Burger Joint & Pizza Joint 21

Café Carlyle 25

Caffè Reggio 28

Carnegie Delicatessen 32

Chez Napoleon 37

De Robertis Pasticceria & Caffè 41

The Donut Pub 45

Duplex 49

Economy Candy 53

Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop 57

The Four Seasons 61

Gallagher's Steak House 65

Gem Spa 69

Glaser's Bake Shop 73

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant 76

Heidelberg Restaurant 81

House of Oldies 85

Hungarian Pastry Shop 89

JJ Hat Center 93

John's of 12th Street 97

Katz's Delicatessen 100

Keens Steakhouse 105

La Bonbonniere 109

Lexington Candy Shop 113

Marchi's Restaurant 117

Marie's Crisis Café 121

McSorley's Old Ale House 124

Music Inn World Instruments 129

Native Leather 133

Nom Wah Tea Parlor 137

Old Town Bar 141

P.J. Clarke's 144

Papaya King 149

Poseidon Greek Bakery 153

Rolf's German Restaurant 157

Sammy's Roumanian Steak House 161

Sardi's 165

Serendipity 3 168

The Silversmith 173

Strand Book Store 176

Town Shop 181

'21' Club 185

Village Vanguard 189

Wo Hop Restaurant 193

Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery 197

Appendix A Featured Places by Category 200

Appendix B Featured Places by Neighborhood 204

Appendix C Featured Places by Year of Origin 206

Photo Credits 208

Index 209

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