All the Buildings in New York by James Gulliver HancockOccasionally I find myself retracing a boyhood route, or part of a route, through my old neighborhood. With my father, or Uncle Harry, I used to head up Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village toward the 8th Street Bookshop , lose myself for a while at Discophile , the classical record store, then hit some of the used book dealers that constituted Booksellers Row along Fourth Avenue and Broadway. You might think this would make the site of the Strand a no-brainer for landmark status. But its third-generation owner, Nancy Bass Wyden, is having none of it. She says that landmark regulations would saddle her unionized, thin-margin business with potentially crippling burdens. A final public hearing is scheduled for Feb. If I had to guess, I would say that all seven buildings will be designated, and fairly so.
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The wavering form of Our Lady Row, Goodramgate. The York Medical Society building, tucked away down an alley at 23 Stonegate. The curve of the roof at York Railway Station. A new book tells the story of York in 50 buildings. Each generation probably feels the city belongs to them, and them alone.
A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple. Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps. James Gulliver Hancock is an artist and illustrator.
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