9780231140638

The Almanac of New York City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780231140638

  • ISBN10:

    0231140630

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
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Summary

The Almanac of New York Cityis an innovative companion for urban enthusiasts. Nowhere else will you find the name of the city's first comptroller (Selah Strong) and Staten Island's most recently designated historic district (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto) next to the city's best-attended cultural institution (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with five million visitors annually) and its lowest recorded temperature (15 degrees below zero in February 1934). The Almanacidentifies the borough with the most residents who relocate to Palm Beach (Queens) and the borough with the highest number of Panamanian immigrants (Brooklyn). It lists where New York currently ranks in the cost of apartment rentals, the rate of obesity in each borough, the details of executions dating back to 1639, per capita income by borough, the longest-running Broadway shows, the winners of the Wanamaker Mile, and the location of celebrated grave sites. Compiled by two longtime historians of the city, The Almanactreats readers to a real New York story, a tale that will delight anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Big Apple's complex core.

Table of Contents

Preface
A Voice from the Past Acknowledgments
Introduction
""The Algerian"" in Camus
The Place of the Other
Colonial Borders
Exile
Justice or Death?
Terror
Anguish
Last Words Conclusion. Terrorism and Torture: From Algeria to Iraq
Notes
Index
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