The Other Islands of New York City A History and Guide Third Edition

The Other Islands of New York City  A History and Guide  Third Edition

to. the. Third. Edition. TAKE THE A TRAIN. And be sure to get a window seat, because after the train emerges from the dark subway tunnels of Manhattan and Brooklyn and ... You have just entered one of New York City'sotherislands.

Author: Sharon Seitz

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578867

Category: Travel

Page: 344

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“A well-written and comprehensive tale . . . a lively history of the people and events that forged modern-day New York City.”—The Urban Audubon Experience a seldom-seen New York City with journalists and NYC natives Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller as they show you the 42 islands in this city’s diverse archipelago. Within the city’s boundaries there are dozens of islands—some famous, like Ellis, some infamous, like Rikers, and others forgotten, like North Brother, where Typhoid Mary spent nearly 30 years in confinement. While the spotlight often falls on the museums, trends, and restaurants of Manhattan, the city’s other islands have vivid and intriguing stories to tell. They offer the day-tripper everything from nature trails to military garrisons. This detailed guide and comprehensive history will give you a sense of how New York City’s politics, population, and landscape have evolved over the last several centuries through the prism of its islands. Full of practical information on how to reach each island, what you’ll see there, and colorful stories, facts, and legends, The Other Islands of New York City is much more than a travel guide.
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New York Scientific

New York Scientific

Roussel, Christina, The Guide to the Art of Rockefeller Center (New York/London: W.W. Norton, 2006). Seitz, Sharon and Miller, Stuart, The Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide, Third Edition (Woodstock, VT: The Countryman ...

Author: István Hargittai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198769873

Category: Science

Page: 327

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This book introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in all the five boroughs of New York City - statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artifacts. In addition, it extends to some scientists and institutions currently operating in the city. New York has been known as a world center of commerce, finance, communications, transportation, and culture, but it also is a world center in science. The city is home to renowned universities and research laboratories, a museum of natural history and other museums related to science, a science academy, historical societies, botanical gardens and zoos, libraries, and a Hall of Science as well as a large number of world-renowned scientists. The book pays special attention to the role of this city in welcoming persecuted scientists and letting African-American and women scientists thrive. The book is presented in an informative and entertaining way, dotted with scientific gossip and anecdotes, and can be enjoyed even without the reader's actual presence in the city. Over eight hundred photographs illustrate the book. They may induce the reader to make their own discoveries in New York.
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Icebreaking Aboard the Westwind and Other Coast Guard Escapades

Icebreaking Aboard the Westwind and Other Coast Guard Escapades

The Other Islands of New York City, A History and Guide. Third Edition. By: Sharon Seitz and Stuart Miller. The Country Press. 2011. Rescue Warriors, the U. S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes. By: David Helvarg.

Author: Michael A. Hatt

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480925076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Icebreaking Aboard the Westwind and Other Coast Guard Escapades By Michael A. Hatt Michael A. Hatt is a retired letter carrier with thirty-two years served working for the Postal Service. Now living out on an eighty acre farm, in a self-built home, Michael and his wife, Gloria, enjoy the solitude presented by nature and wildlife. Books, reading, and collecting have been an important part of his life, and now his many sea stories have been compiled into this edition. Writing of times gone by has proven to be an enjoyable experience, and those times can be enjoyed by all. Enlistment into the Coast Guard was the best option available for author Michael A. Hatt to avoid the draft during the turbulent sixties. With no wish to be included in the human fodder being sent to Vietnam, he followed the steps necessary to join the Guard. The Coast Guard's presence in Vietnam was small, with volunteers being the majority of members sent to Southeast Asia. His four years of military service would be an amazing experience for a young lad that included boot camp, Radioman School, and two years stationed aboard the polar icebreaker Westwind. Remote and desolate parts of the world that few people ever see were included in the events lived through by this Coastie. These experiences, not particularly enjoyed at the time, now make for a lighthearted look at the Coast Guard of the sixties.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

BERS DOUSE OUT 1 YORK GREATER my Intreal Books by Stuart Miller Where Have All Our Giants Gone ? The Other Islands of New York City : A History and Guide ( with Sharon Seitz ) Blue Guide : New York , 3rd edition ( with Sharon Seitz and ...

Author: Stuart Miller

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618574808

Category: Sports

Page: 552

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"Pick a sport -- baseball, professional or college football or basketball, horse racing, boxing, or tennis -- and in every case New York has consistently had front-row seats for every major development and many of the most memorable events in sports history." -- from the introduction It's every New York sports fan's dream: a chance to analyze, debate, and rank the top 100 sports events in New York history. A list to settle all arguments. What would you choose? First of all, where to start? Babe Ruth hitting the first home run in Yankee Stadium? Arthur Ashe winning the first U.S. Open? Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden? Over the years, New York has been at the center of seemingly every major sporting event. From the integration of baseball to the heyday of boxing and horse racing to the rise of professional sports -- it all happened in New York. The journalist Stuart Miller, a native New Yorker and sportswriter, guides us through the pivotal events with illuminating analysis and colorful detail. Based on extensive research, this richly illustrated book is filled with vivid and authoritative prose. Highlights include: * Willie Mays makes "the Catch" in the 1954 World Series * Jimmy Connors turns back the clock at the 1991 U.S. Open * Willis Reed rescues the Knicks in the 1970 NBA Finals * Joe Namath and the Jets win the 1968 AFL Championship * Mookie Wilson's slow grounder to first is a Mets miracle in the 1986 World Series All of the celebrated franchises are here, from the Yankees and the Mets to the Knicks and the Giants, as well as sports ranging from horse racing to tennis to boxing to the New York City Marathon. There are additional lists and analyses, such as "On the Road: The Top 25," featuring events such as Bucky Dent's 1978 homer over the Green Monster in Fenway Park. "Fearsome Foes" highlights epic performances by the opposition, like Michael Jordan's 55-point night at the Garden in 1992. Miller also gives us the bad side of sports, in "Worst Days," such as when Benny Paret died in the ring at the hands of Emile Griffith. Exhaustively researched and endlessly entertaining, The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports is a book destined to be on the shelf of every New York -- and every American -- sports fan.
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R. Powell and R. Henderson, 195—205. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, NY. Lazell, J. 1996b. Guana Island: A natural history guide. Third edition. The Conservation Agency Occasional Paper I: 1–20.

Author: James Lazell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520243521

Category: Nature

Page: 418

View: 296

"The most refreshing and entertaining expose on island biogeography I've read in ages."—Gregory K. Pregill, University of San Diego
Categories: Nature

Moon Florida Keys

Moon Florida Keys

New York: Channel Lake, 2011. Part of the Tourist Town Guides series, this revised third edition contains information about the city's beaches, restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Keith, June. June Keith's Key West & The Florida Keys.

Author: Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640498594

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 482

From Miami to Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas, get to know this free-spirited archipelago of beaches, palm trees, and fun with Moon Florida Keys. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including a Key West getaway and a week-long road trip along the Overseas Highway, with coverage of Miami and an adventurous excursion into the Everglades Strategic advice for water sports lovers, wildlife fanatics, families with kids, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Explore the fascinating coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo or visit Hemingway's house to meet the descendants of his legendary polydactyl cats. Spot colorful birds or canoe with gators in the Everglades. Venture through mangrove and pine forests inhabited by endangered species in the National Key Deer Refuge. Catch the sunrise on a secluded beach or dance the night away at Florida's best clubs and bars Local Flavors: Taste authentic Cuban chicken stew, fried plantains drizzled with honey, and flaky pastelitos in Miami. Sip refreshing mojitos and nibble on award-winning key lime pie in Key West. Savor some of the best fresh seafood in the country or satisfy your adventurous side with fried alligator tail and conch fritters The best outdoor sports and recreation, including sailing, fishing, kayaking, biking, diving, and snorkeling along the only living barrier reef in the continental USA Expert insight and honest advice from Florida local Joshua Lawrence Kinser on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from historic inns and beachside B&Bs to budget motels and campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture With Moon's expert advice and local know-how, you can experience the best of the Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip. Visiting the Caribbean? Try Moon Bahamas or Moon Jamaica.
Categories: Travel

Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance of the United States

Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance of the United States

The history of a voyage to the Malouine ( or Falkland ) islands , made in 1763 and 1764. ... Illustrated Bermuda guide . ... 5 vols . 8 ° . Note : Other editions in Library of Congress . Eves , C. W. The West Indies . 4th edition .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105119487887

Category: Finance


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Categories: Finance

Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle

Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle

GUIDE TO CHURCHWARDENS , Price 5s . Just published , a new edition of PRICHARDENS , with considerable Additions by R. P. TYRWHITT , Esq . Barrister - at - Law . " Prideaux - a learned person -- whose work on the duties of Churchwardens ...

Author: James Silk Buckingham


ISBN: STANFORD:36105028011869


Page: 920

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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

ED 426 683 Needle Trades English as a Second Language Curriculum Guide for The Apparel Group Ltd. - ENRO , 1995-1996 . ED 426 196 National ... ED 426 822 New York City Board of Education Secret Apartheid III : Follow Up to Failure .



ISBN: PSU:000052067136

Category: Education

Page: 360

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Categories: Education