New York City Icons: 50 Classic Slices of the Big Apple

New York City Icons: 50 Classic Slices of the Big Apple

by Jonathan Scheff

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Full-color photographs paired with evocative essays showcase the things for which New York City is best known and beloved: the bagel, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Coney Island, the Staten Island Ferry, and dozens more. Beautifully produced and offered at an affordable price, every city lover will cherish New York City Icons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762747450
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Icons Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,165,989
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Scheff is a writer and photographer whose interests lie somewhere between memoir and anthropology. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction     viii
Empire State Building     2
Tiffany & Co.     4
Statue of Liberty     6
Brooklyn Bridge     8
I love NY     10
Central Park     12
Times Square (New Year's Eve)     14
Rockefeller Center     16
Hudson River     18
Metropolitan Museum of Art     20
FAO Schwarz     22
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel     24
Yellow Taxi     26
Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium     28
Carnegie Hall     30
Bagel/Bialy     32
New York Newspapers     34
Washington Square Park     36
New York Public Library     38
Bronx Zoo     40
Museum of Modern Art     42
Chrysler Building     44
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade     46
Ethnic Cuisine     48
Broadway     50
Circle Line     52
Grant's Tomb     54
Ellis Island     56
Grand Central     58
Junior's Cheesecake     60
Diamond District     62
Lincoln Center     64
Subway     66
Ground Zero     68
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY)     70
The Big Apple     72
Flatiron     74
New York Botanical Garden     76
Zabar's     78
The Apollo Theater     80
New York City Marathon     82
Coney Island     84
Staten Island Ferry     86
Unisphere     88
The New York Police Department (NYPD)     90
The Dakota     92
Hot Dogs     94
Wall Street     96
American Museum of Natural History     98
New York City Skyline     100


There are as many New Yorks as there are people in this world . . .
A melting pot of old world and new, of soaring skyscrapers and small neighborhood enclaves, of metropolitan chic and hometown pride, New York City is one of the most fascinating and iconic cities in the world. Everyone has their own impression of the Big Apple, but what are the quintessential symbols that help make this great city so fascinating and unique? 
 New York City Icons profiles fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary metropolis, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From the breathtaking heights of the Empire State Building or Brooklyn Bridge to the ubiquitous bagel or yellow taxi cab, here’s the backstory on the very things that give this city its character.
 Did you know that readers of the New York World sent in pennies and nickels to help raise money for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal? Or that a secret vault was rediscovered in the Brooklyn Bridge, filled with Cold War provisions in case of a nuclear attack? Or that before it became a center of black culture the Apollo Theater was owned by two Jewish men? For native New Yorkers and newcomers alike, New York City Icons  will be a treasured keepsake of the city that never sleeps.

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