Discovering Vintage New York

Author: Mitch Broder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794771
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Discovering Vintage New York. As Manhattan succumbs to the big chain stores and tourist traps that come with the modern age, it struggles to maintain its storied identity. Fortunately for locals and visitors alike, a number of classic restaurants, shops and other establishments still thrive today that evoke the unique charm of the city. From The Four Seasons to Serendipity 3, from Katz's Deli to Café Carlyle, from the Oyster Bar to The Donut Pub, all the landmarks are here in the first and only book to collect all the best of Manhattan's timeless spots. Discovering Vintage New York is your guide to 50 profiled restaurants, shops, delis, nightspots, bars, and cafés that have lasted half a century or more. But they’re not merely old. Or historical. Or old and historical. These spots evoke a bygone metropolis. They are lost in time, yet compellingly timely. Whether they span decades or centuries, they are vibrant, quirky, and just plain fun to explore. Discovering Vintage New York takes you to a city of egg creams and knishes, of record stores and hat shops, of bohemian basements and candlelit clubs. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

Discovering Vintage Washington Dc

Author: Laura Brienza
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493013416
Size: 28.59 MB
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Discovering Vintage Washington Dc. Discovering Vintage Washington, DC is a guide to all of the city’s timeless classic spots that take you back in time. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way. It includes indexes that let you choose the places you want to visit by neighborhood, by category, and—naturally—by era. Discovering Vintage Washington, DC takes you to classic restaurants, shops, and other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

Discovering Vintage Philadelphia

Author: Tanya Birch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014005
Size: 59.15 MB
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Discovering Vintage Philadelphia. The Discovering Vintage series takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots each city has to offer. The books spotlight the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They're all still around—but they won't be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!

New York S One Food Wonders

Author: Mitch Broder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493017411
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New York S One Food Wonders. Whether you’re mad about mac and cheese or loopy for lobster rolls, New York’s One-Food Wonders will satisfy your desires. It’s the first and only book to collect all of the city’s weird, wacky, and wonderful onesies — the spots where a single food is the star. From OatMeals to Forbidden Fruit and from Meatball Obsession to Puddin’, it takes you to scores of places you might have thought you could only dream about. It also tells you how people with dreams of their own relentlessly pursued their passions in their single-minded quests to supply you with yours. It’s about creativity. It’s about adventure. It’s about the unique joy of New York. New York’s One-Food Wonders is a passport to New York adventure. Wherever you are and whatever you crave, you’ll find it packed with all the information you need to guide you to your own singular sensations.

Classic Dining

Author: Peter Moruzzi
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423614496
Size: 20.38 MB
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Classic Dining. Over the years, the softly lit wood-paneled interiors, starched tablecloths, curved booths, tuxedoed captains, and tableside service that once defined classic continentalstyle fine dining have gradually disappeared. Equally, the number of historic restaurants filled with character and old-school ambiance dwindle with each passing year. Yet, vestiges cling to life in cities large and small. Through vivid new color photography and vintage material, Classic Dining celebrates the great mid-century restaurants that continue to thrive in New York, the greater Miami area, New Orleans, Las Vegas, the Chicago area, Los Angeles, and across the United States. Includes a directory of mid-century restaurants across America.

Stumbling On Happiness

Author: Daniel Gilbert
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307265302
Size: 70.20 MB
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Stumbling On Happiness. Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. • Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? • Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? • Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? • Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can’t we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it? In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Plantations Of Virginia

Author: Charlene C. Giannetti
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493024809
Size: 79.69 MB
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Plantations Of Virginia. Southern plantations are an endless source of fascination. That’s no surprise since these palatial homes are rich in history, representing a pivotal time in U.S. history that truly is “gone with the wind.” With the Civil War literally exploding all around, many of these homes were occupied either by Confederate or Union troops. Nowhere else in the south were plantations so affected by the nation’s bloodiest war than in Virginia. At times, families fled, leaving behind slaves to manage the property. There are still more than 60 plantations in Virginia today, most of them open to the public. Some have been restored, others undergoing that process. If only the walls could talk, the stories we might hear! That’s what we hope to bring into this book on The Plantations of Virginia. We’ll take the tours and talk to the guides and dig even further if there is more to discover. We hope that travelers will be enlightened before they travel to Virginia, their visits will thus be enriched, and that residents will equally love exploring this deep history of Virginia. Accompanying the text will be photographs, taken by one of the authors, showing, in all their splendor, the exteriors of these plantations, as well as areas of interest inside the buildings.

The Piano Shop On The Left Bank

Author: T E Carhart
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407016970
Size: 56.80 MB
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The Piano Shop On The Left Bank. T. E. Carhart, an American living in Paris, is intrigued by a piano repair shop hidden down a street near his apartment. When he finally gains admittance to the secretive world of the atelier, he finds himself in an enormous glass-roofed workshop filled with dozens of pianos. His love affair with this most magical of instruments and its music is reawakened. Packed with delicate cameos of Parisians and reflections on how pianos work and their glorious history, The Piano Shop on the Left Bank is an atmospheric and absorbing journey to an older way of life.

Astor Place Vintage

Author: Stephanie Lehmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451682069
Size: 74.58 MB
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Astor Place Vintage. When a New York City vintage clothing shop owner’s recent purchases contain a hidden journal from 1907, her entire life will be turned upside down in this “insightful, charming, and wholly entertaining novel” (Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner). Amanda Rosenbloom, proprietor of Astor Place Vintage, thinks she’son just another call to appraise and possibly purchase clothing from a wealthy, elderly woman. But after discovering a journal sewn into a fur muff, Amanda gets much more than she anticipated. The pages of the journal reveal the life of Olive Westcott, a young woman who had moved to Manhattan in 1907. Olive was set on pursuing a career as a department store buyer in an era when Victorian ideas, limiting a woman’s sphere to marriage and motherhood, were only beginning to give way to modern ways of thinking. As Amanda reads the journal, her life begins to unravel until she can no longer ignore this voice from the past. Despite being separated by one hundred years, Amanda finds she’s connected to Olive in ways neither could ever have imagined.

The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers

Author: Elaine Showalter
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400034450
Size: 22.20 MB
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The Vintage Book Of American Women Writers. An anthology of poetry and fiction by American women canvasses 350 years of writing to include the works of Puritan-era through contemporary authors. Edited by the author of A Jury of Her Peers. Original.