Native New Yorkers

Author: Evan T. Pritchard
Publisher: Council Oak Books
ISBN: 9781571781079
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Native New Yorkers from the Author: Evan T. Pritchard. A comprehensive and fascinating account of the graceful Algonquin civilization that once flourished in the area that is now New York.

The New Yorkers

Author: Cathleen Schine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472110811
Size: 36.73 MB
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The New Yorkers from the Author: Cathleen Schine. Past the hustle and bustle of midtown, sheltered from the squawks of taxis and tourists, lies a quiet little block near Central Park kept humble by rent control. Cathleen Schine's brilliantly funny novel shows us how living on a street like this in New York with a dog is like living in a tiny village, one that has a rhythm all its own. Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everett's bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his post-divorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Polly's puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, who isn't looking so much for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUV's large tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own. In The New Yorkers, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and sometimes, to fall in love.

New Yorkers With Audio Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194631877
Size: 14.34 MB
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New Yorkers With Audio Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library from the Author: O. Henry. A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat. A housewife, a tramp, a lawyer, a waitress, an actress - ordinary people living ordinary lives in New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. The city has changed greatly since that time, but its people are much the same. Some are rich, some are poor, some are happy, some are sad, some have found love, some are looking for love. O. Henry's famous short stories - sensitive, funny, sympathetic - give us vivid pictures of the everyday lives of these New Yorkers.

Robert Herman

Author: Robert Herman
ISBN: 9780615734910
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Robert Herman from the Author: Robert Herman. This is a collection of photographs of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome. It immortalizes the transformation of Soho, Little Italy, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. These photos tell an authentic story of New York City: real New Yorkers living and working in their own neighborhoods. In Herman's bold use of light and composition, he effectively transforms everyday subject matter into vibrant, emotion-filled images. It also tells another story: that of Herman's battle with bipolar disorder. A physical representation of the empathy Herman had for his subjects while struggling with his own sense of outsider-ness is what makes this of interest to all who know and love New York City.

Becoming New Yorkers

Author: Philip Kasnitz
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610443284
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Becoming New Yorkers from the Author: Philip Kasnitz. More than half of New Yorkers under the age of eighteen are the children of immigrants. This second generation shares with previous waves of immigrant youth the experience of attempting to reconcile their cultural heritage with American society. In Becoming New Yorkers, noted social scientists Philip Kasinitz, John Mollenkopf, and Mary Waters bring together in-depth ethnographies of some of New York’s largest immigrant populations to assess the experience of the new second generation and to explore the ways in which they are changing the fabric of American culture. Becoming New Yorkers looks at the experience of specific immigrant groups, with regard to education, jobs, and community life. Exploring immigrant education, Nancy López shows how teachers’ low expectations of Dominican males often translate into lower graduation rates for boys than for girls. In the labor market, Dae Young Kim finds that Koreans, young and old alike, believe the second generation should use the opportunities provided by their parents’ small business success to pursue less arduous, more rewarding work than their parents. Analyzing civic life, Amy Forester profiles how the high-ranking members of a predominantly black labor union, who came of age fighting for civil rights in the 1960s, adjust to an increasingly large Caribbean membership that sees the leaders not as pioneers but as the old-guard establishment. In a revealing look at how the second-generation views itself, Sherry Ann Butterfield and Aviva Zeltzer-Zubida point out that black West Indian and Russian Jewish immigrants often must choose whether to identify themselves alongside those with similar skin color or to differentiate themselves from both native blacks and whites based on their unique heritage. Like many other groups studied here, these two groups experience race as a fluid, situational category that matters in some contexts but is irrelevant in others. As immigrants move out of gateway cities and into the rest of the country, America will increasingly look like the multicultural society vividly described in Becoming New Yorkers. This insightful work paints a vibrant picture of the experience of second generation Americans as they adjust to American society and help to shape its future.

Real New Yorkers

Author: Danny Abosch
Publisher: Danny Abosch
ISBN: 1483516644
Size: 40.25 MB
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Real New Yorkers from the Author: Danny Abosch. Real New Yorkers Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch

Ten Little New Yorkers

Author: Kinky Friedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743271904
Size: 36.47 MB
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Ten Little New Yorkers from the Author: Kinky Friedman. Kinky Friedman has always proven himself to be a master of the offbeat and irreverent, and still manages to pull off a helluva whodunit in the process. Now the Kinkster may have met his match in this superbly crafted, fiendishly clever tale of a murderer who's methodically killing off unsuspecting Manhattan men. Gallingly, all clues point toward Kinky. Greenwich Village is the setting for Ten Little New Yorkers, a tale of murder and mayhem as only Friedman can warble it and featuring his usual suspects, including Ratso -- Dr. Watson to Kinky's singular Sherlock Holmes. As the clues and bodies pile up and the cops strong-arm Kinky as their man, he has to jump through hoops to find the real killer, all the while maintaining his outrage and, of course, his innocence. The murderer may be someone close to Kinky, which leads to a shocker of an ending that will surely take Kinky devotees completely by surprise. With a wink and a nod to Dame Agatha (as in Christie), after which all resemblance to those classic mysteries fades, this is one of Friedman's most complex and irresistible page-turners yet. Cunningly tentous issues of life, death, guilt, innocence, love, loss, and the danger of false confessions, this is Kinky Friedman at his wily, suspenseful, and sacrilegious best.

The Last New Yorkers

Author: George Allan England
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635228740
Size: 68.45 MB
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The Last New Yorkers from the Author: George Allan England. In the decade following its completion in 1909, New York's once-tallest building, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower, suffered a series of unfortunate mishaps. In rapid succession it was exposed to poisonous gases, submerged under twenty thousand feet of water, struck by the tail of a comet, and transported back in time to the pre-Columbian era. Each time, the building somehow emerged intact.