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The Underground Guide to New York City Subways

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The only guide you will ever need to travel around New York City by subway. From the theater district of trendy Manhattan to the quaint residential neighborhoods of Queens, every single station in the four boroughs has been researched to help you maneuver the system like a pro. Highly informative and resourceful, highlights from Dave Frattini's The Underground Guide to New York City Subways include: * Noteworthy stations featuring the best in underground art * The best nearby restaurants for affordable, informal and ethnic dining * Insightful historic information on the IND, BMT, and IRT transit lines * A token rating scale that gives an honest assessment of each station's - Decor - Cleanliness - Safety - Surrounding neighborhoods - Nearby points of interest such as museums, theaters, parks and shopping New York City residents and visitors alike will find this comprehensive handbook indispensable for riding the mass transit rails.

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Minh T. Nguyen
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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway by Minh T. Nguyen Summary

The most convenient, cost-effective way to travel in New York City is by subway, but many first-time visitors, tourists, and even locals find the complexity of the system intimidating and confusing. Whether you are a first-time visitor or have struggled to use the subway system in the past, this guide is for you! This book makes absolutely no assumptions about what you know about taking public transportation in New York or elsewhere. Illustrated with more than 70 pictures and figures, this detailed guide breaks down everything you need to know about using the subway — from the ground up. You’ll learn how to read the subway map, properly differentiate between the many subway lines, and identify the correct trains and platforms. Filled with detailed information and many pictures, this guide will alleviate your fear and confusion about taking the subway and allow you to navigate it confidently and effectively so that you can focus on enjoying New York City. What this guide includes: A step-by-step guide on how to use the subway system Dealing with weekend and weeknight service changes Frequently asked questions about the subway 70+ pictures and figures allowing you to visually understand the system Tips, tricks, and subway etiquette Getting from New York’s three major airports into Manhattan

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities

Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Barton
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True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand.

The Secret Subway

The Secret Subway Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shana Corey
Editor: Schwartz & Wade
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The Secret Subway by Shana Corey Summary

From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway. New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. The Secret Subway will wow readers, just as Beach’s underground train wowed riders over a century ago. A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016

Subway

Subway Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John E. Morris
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
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Subway by John E. Morris Summary

This dynamic visual history of the world's largest transit system -- in all its intriguing, colorful, and even seedy glory -- is packed with fascinating facts and hundreds of compelling photographs. When the first New York subway line opened in 1904, it was the most advanced in the world and a source of enormous civic pride. Today, it is an essential function to the lives of New Yorkers and a perennial cultural touchstone. To be a New Yorker is to take the train. To celebrate it, or grumble about it. Subway: The History, Curiosities, and Secrets of the New York City Transit System by John E. Morris is both a vivid history of this great transportation system and an exploration of its impact on the city and popular culture. The book covers every remarkable moment, from the technical obstacles and corruption that impeded plans for an underground rail line in the 1800s, to the current state of the system and plans for the future; profiles of the colorful, forgotten characters who built and restored the subway; graphics and imagery showing the evolution of subway cars and the way fares are collected; how subway etiquette rules have evolved with society; great subway chase scenes and songs about the subway; a look at abandoned stations and half-built tunnels; and more. In this visually stunning work, packed with original research, journalist and bestselling author John Morris brings life to this one-time engineering marvel that has united and expanded the city for the last 116 years.

Gotham

Gotham Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Gotham by Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace Summary

To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Uli Beutter Cohen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982145692
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Between the Lines by Uli Beutter Cohen Summary

From the acclaimed creator of Subway Book Review, Between the Lines gloriously takes to the underground and showcases in over 170 interviews what moves us forward—a thrilling ride as unexpected as New York City itself. “Subway Book Review has changed how we look at books.” —Forbes “[Beutter Cohen’s] rosy view of the subway is a refreshing contrast.” —The Cut, New York magazine “Subway Book Review is one of the few purely good things on the internet.” —Esquire For the better part of a decade, Uli Beutter Cohen rode the subway through New York City’s underground to observe society through the lens of our most creative thinkers: the readers of books. Between the Lines is a timely collection of beloved and never-before-published stories that reflect who we are and where we are going. In over 170 interviews, Uli shares nuanced insights into our collective psyche and gives us an invaluable document of our challenges and our potential. Complete with original photography, and countless intriguing book recommendations, Between the Lines is an enthusiastic celebration of the ways stories invite us into each other’s lives, and a call to action for imagining a bold, empathetic future together. Meet Yahdon, who reads Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem and talks about the power of symbols in fashion. Diana shares how Orlando shaped her journey as a trans woman. Saima reads They Say, I Say and speaks about the power of her hijab. Notable New Yorkers open up about their lives and reading habits, including photographer Jamel Shabazz, filmmaker Katja Blichfeld, painter Devon Rodriguez, comedian Aparna Nancherla, fashion editor Lynn Yaeger, playwright Jeremy O. Harris, fashion designer and TV personality Leah McSweeney, designer Waris Ahluwalia, artist Debbie Millman, activist Amani al-Khatahtbeh, and esteemed authors such as Jia Tolentino, Roxane Gay, Ashley C. Ford, Eileen Myles, Min Jin Lee, and many more.

Save Karyn

Save Karyn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karyn Bosnak
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061997064
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Save Karyn by Karyn Bosnak Summary

Drowning in $20,000 of credit card debt, shopaholic Karyn Bosnak asked strangers for money online -- and it worked! What would you do if you owed $20,000? Would you: A) not tell your parents? B) start your own website that asked for money without apology? or C) stop coloring your hair, getting pedicures, and buying Gucci? If you were Karyn Bosnak, you'd do all three. Karyn started a funny yet honest website, www.savekaryn.com, on which she asked for donations to help her get out of debt. Karyn received e-mails from people all over the world, either confessing their own debt-ridden lives, or criticizing hers. But after four months of Internet panhandling and selling her prized possessions on eBay, her debt was gone! In Save Karyn: One Shopaholic's Journey to Debt and Back, Karyn details the bumpy road her financial -- and personal -- life has traveled to get her where she is today: happy, grateful, and completely debt-free. In this charming cautionary tale, Karyn chronicles her glamorous rise, her embarrassing fall, and how the kindness of strangers in cyberia really can make a difference.

Street Fashion Photography

Street Fashion Photography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dyanna Dawson,J.T. Tran
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452129878
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Street Fashion Photography by Dyanna Dawson,J.T. Tran Summary

City sidewalks are a concrete runway of style innovations just begging to be photographed. For beginning and seasoned shutterbugs alike, this handy manual is the ultimate guide to capturing great looks spotted on the street. In breezy accessible text, the fashion writers behind the popular blog Street Fashion Style reveal insider tips on all the essentials: choosing on-the-go camera equipment, approaching and styling subjects, securing model releases, composing and lighting an incredible shot, creating a street style blog, and so much more. Fully illustrated with tons of super-chic example shots, this book offers plenty of practical advice for budding street fashion photographers, plus endless inspiration for style seekers.

New York Underground

New York Underground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julia Solis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000101304
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Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to employ work? In this richly illustrated historical tour of New York's vast underground systems, Julia Solis answers all these questions and much, much more. New York Underground takes readers through ingenious criminal escape routes, abandoned subway stations, and dark crypts beneath lower Manhattan to expose the city's basic anatomy. While the city is justly famous for what lies above ground, its underground passages are equally legendary and tell us just as much about how the city works.

The Actor's Survival Guide

The Actor's Survival Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jon S. Robbins
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350039365
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The Actor's Survival Guide: How to Make Your Way in Hollywood is a handbook and essential guide to the business of living and working as an actor in the Los Angeles area. Exploring the experience of relocating to L.A.; the casting process; and how to identify – and find work with – the key players in the film and television industry, the book offers a business-centered road map through the industry. It seeks to navigate the challenges and identify the pitfalls and wrong-turns that hinder too many promising careers and frustrate even the most dedicated of actors. In doing so, the book seeks to provide an extra-competitive edge of experience and know-how for those actors who have the skills and determination to persevere. This second edition features a number of new sections and topics including: Recent census data for the Los Angeles County Neighborhood Statistics Updates on casting diversity with the most recent SAG/AFTRA data Changes in contracts for film, television and stage, including information on AEA's new Hollywood Equity Waiver policy Details on new contracts for film, television and new media; ongoing contract negotiations for video game content; and the ramifications of the SAG/AFTRA merger The role of computer-generated images (CGI) and motion capture (MOCAP) Renewed emphasis on set safety, especially for stunt performers Audition workshops Recent prosecutions of casting directors for "Pay for Play" violations Emerging role of social media in an actor's marketing strategy Dos and don'ts of video self-taping of auditions Expanded glossary to include new media and performance capture vocabulary Written from the perspective of working actor and experienced career-guidance teacher Jon S. Robbins, this unique guide will help aspiring actors bridge the gap between training in drama schools and working in the epicentre of the film and television industries.

One-Track Mind

One-Track Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremy Workman
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616897317
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One-Track Mind by Jeremy Workman Summary

For decades, Philip Ashforth Coppola has meticulously documented the New York City subway in a series of extraordinary drawings, detailing the terracotta mosaics, faience, and tile patterns that millions of riders pass by every day. Coppola's drawings are what Hyperallergic calls "the most encyclopedic history of the art and architecture of the New York City subway system." Along with Coppola's intricate ink drawings are anecdotes he assembled through painstaking research involving hundreds of hours poring through microfilms to discover the names behind the artisanship of what is rightly called New York's largest public art work—its legendary subway system.

McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary and Guide to 20,000 Essential Words

McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary and Guide to 20,000 Essential Words Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Quanyu Huang
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071701672
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McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary and Guide to 20,000 Essential Words by Quanyu Huang Summary

No other dictionary is available on the market with this unique look-up system Contains indices that allows look-up by all other approaches: pinyin, radicals and strokes, and English meanings Contains 2,000 commonly used characters, which then allows the user to create 20,000 words with those characters and numerous example sentences

English for Everyone: Teacher's Guide

English for Everyone: Teacher's Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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English for Everyone: Teacher's Guide by DK Summary

An essential teacher's companion to an innovative, uniquely visual English-language course, this e-guide helps English teachers--including those for whom English is not their native language--create clear, focused lesson plans, explain difficult concepts in a simple and concise way, and make language learning exciting, intuitive, and incredibly easy. This teacher's e-guide is designed to accompany English for Everyone, a comprehensive course in English as a foreign language for adults. English for Everyone combines innovative and systematic visual teaching methods with the best of DK design to make the English language easy to understand and learn. Key language skills, grammar rules, and vocabulary are reinforced with listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises, available in print and digital formats. The English for Everyone Teacher's Guide helps busy classroom teachers or one-on-one tutors get the most out of using the course with their students. Its step-by-step guide to the crystal-clear, tightly structured teaching method shows teachers how to explain even the trickiest points of English in an engaging, easy-to-follow way. It also includes instructions for the series' highly versatile exercises, which are primarily suitable for homework, independent study, or one-on-one tutoring, but are readily adapted for classroom or group activities.

The Subway Chronicles

The Subway Chronicles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacquelin Cangro
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627193
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The Subway Chronicles by Jacquelin Cangro Summary

Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell. The Subway Chronicles collects twenty-seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute. From the “mole people” living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder-to-shoulder in harmony, discord, or indifference, The Subway Chronicles offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives on this most public of spaces. Prominent New York writers weigh in: Jonathan Lethem confesses his childhood subway sins Colson Whitehead offers mass-transit tips for newcomers to the city Francine Prose recalls the thrill and apprehension of riding alone as a teenage girl Calvin Trillin pokes fun at the classic New York tendency to be skeptical about everything Stan Fischler delights in memories of riding the open-air train cars to Coney Island as a boy Equal parts hilarious, poignant, and heartbreaking, The Subway Chronicles is a journey into New York’s underground with some of today’s most loved writers.

Success in Toronto : a Guide for New Immigrants

Success in Toronto : a Guide for New Immigrants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hirantha Nandasena
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456758769
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Success in Toronto : a Guide for New Immigrants by Hirantha Nandasena Summary

This book gives solutions to real life problems new immigrants face. It has a lot of information about many aspects of life. I am poised for semi-retirement in 2011 at the age of 33 and you can achieve great results by following the principles I have mentioned in the first chapter of the book and by having access to the valuable information in the other chapters that could save you money, be more efficient and effective etc. This book is very practical and focuses on Toronto ( Greater Toronto Area including Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Markham, Missisauga, Brampton etc. ) making it more relevant to you. It would also be a great gift for a new immigrant. If there is a will, there is a way ! You have the will so, let me show you the way !

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Editors of Off Track Planet
Editor: Running Press
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Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke by Editors of Off Track Planet Summary

This all-encompassing travel guide features approximately 100 exciting destinations like Buenos Aires, Brazil, Columbia, Greece, and Thailand, and everything college students, grads, and those in their twenties and thirties want to know about them, including: the cities with the craziest sex shops; the best places to get a tattoo; where to check out some amazing street art; why you should try fried bugs; the best clubs to party until dawn; and much more. Broken into three parts, the first section focuses on what to do and where: food, fashion, music, sports, sex and partying, and more. The second half of the book dives into practical tips and advice on budgeting, hostels, and transportation, and the third section offers great ideas about extending your stay. Entertaining and informative, this lively guide also includes fun charts and graphs and 100 to 150 full-color photos throughout.

The Routes Not Taken

The Routes Not Taken Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph B. Raskin
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823253740
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The Routes Not Taken by Joseph B. Raskin Summary

A fascinating journey into the past—and under the ground—that offers “an insightful look at the what-might-have-beens of urban mass transit” (The New York Times). From the day it broke ground by City Hall in 1900, it took about four and half years to build New York’s first subway line to West 145th Street in Harlem. Things rarely went that quickly ever again. The Routes Not Taken explores the often-dramatic stories behind unbuilt or unfinished subway lines. The city’s efforts to expand its underground labyrinth were often met with unexpected obstacles—financial shortfalls, clashing political agendas, battles with community groups, and more. After discovering a copy of the 1929 subway expansion map, Joseph B. Raskin began his own investigation into the city’s underbelly. Here he provides an extensively researched history of the Big Apple’s unfinished business. The Routes Not Taken sheds light on: *the efforts to expand the Hudson Tubes into a full-fledged subway *the Flushing line, and why it never made it past Flushing *a platform under Brooklyn’s Nevins Street station unused for more than a century *the 2nd Avenue line—long the symbol of dashed dreams—deferred countless times since the original plans were presented in 1929 Raskin reveals the personalities involved, explaining why Fiorello H. La Guardia couldn’t grasp the importance of subway lines and why Robert Moses found them old and boring. By focusing on unbuilt lines, he illustrates how the existing system is actually a Herculean feat of countless compromises. Filled with illustrations, this is an enduring contribution to the history of transportation and the history of New York City.

Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 2/E

Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 2/E Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Sauter,James Carafano
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071775102
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Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 2/E by Mark Sauter,James Carafano Summary

The definitive guide to Homeland Security—updated with critical changes in the department’s mission, tactics, and strategies Critical reading for government officials, diplomats, and other government officials, as well as executives and managers of businesses affected by Homeland Security activities Provides the most comprehensive coverage available on anti-terrorism intelligence, maritime security, and border security Updates include recent changes in the structure of the Homeland Security department, its new role in natural-disaster response, and new strategies and analytical tools

Networks of New York

Networks of New York Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ingrid Burrington
Editor: Melville House
ISBN: 1612195431
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A guided tour of the physical Internet, as seen on, above, and below the city’s streets What does the Internet look like? It’s the single most essentail aspect of modern life, and yet, for many of us, the Internet looks like an open browser, or the black mirrors of our phones and computers. But in Networks of New York, Ingrid Burrington lifts our eyes from our screens to the streets, showing us that the Internet is everywhere around us, all the time—we just have to know where to look. Using New York as her point of reference and more than fifty color illustrations as her map, Burrington takes us on a tour of the urban network: She decodes spray-painted sidewalk markings, reveals the history behind cryptic manhole covers, shuffles us past subway cameras and giant carrier hotels, and peppers our journey with background stories about the NYPD's surveillance apparatus, twentieth-century telecommunication monopolies, high frequency trading on Wall Street, and the downtown building that houses the offices of both Google and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. From a rising star in the field of tech jounalism, Networks of New York is a smart, funny, and beautifully designed guide to the endlessly fascinating networks of urban Internet infrastructure. The Internet, Burrington shows us, is hiding in plain sight.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Madrid

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Madrid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Leapman
Editor: Penguin
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Madrid by Michael Leapman Summary

New, expanded edition: the world's best travel guides just got better. This volume in the award-winning Eyewitness Travel Guides series show Madrid as it has never been shown before. With the help of this guide, you can explore the sites and get the inside scoop on the best restaurants, museums, shops markets, festivals, art, and more! Great maps and plenty of hotel and restaurant recommendations make sure your visit is fun and hassle-free.

Underground

Underground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Will Hunt
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0812996755
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“[A] winningly obsessive history of our relationship with underground places” (The Guardian), from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities—an exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feet NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR When Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers, and ancient underground cities in more than twenty countries around the world. Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground, how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted us through the ages. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterraneaphiles who have dedicated themselves to investigating underground worlds. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old mine in the Australian outback, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees. Each adventure is woven with findings in mythology and anthropology, natural history and neuroscience, literature and philosophy. In elegant and graceful prose, Hunt cures us of our “surface chauvinism,” opening our eyes to the planet’s hidden dimension. He reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs and guided how we think about ourselves as humans. At bottom, Underground is a meditation on the allure of darkness, the power of mystery, and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot see. Praise for Underground “A mesmerizingly fascinating tale . . . I could not stop reading this beautifully written book.”—Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods “Few books have blown my mind so totally, and so often. In Will Hunt’s nimble hands, excursion becomes inversion, and the darkness turns luminous. There are echoes of Sebald, Calvino, and Herzog in his elegant and enigmatic voice, but also real warmth and humor. . . . An intrepid—but far from fearless—journey, both theoretically and terrestrially.”—Robert Moor, New York Times bestselling author of On Trails

The Race Underground

The Race Underground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Doug Most
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1466842008
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The Race Underground by Doug Most Summary

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great families-Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York-pursued the dream of his city digging America's first subway, and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.The Race Underground is peopled with the famous, like Boss Tweed, Grover Cleveland and Thomas Edison, and the not-so-famous, from brilliant engineers to the countless "sandhogs" who shoveled, hoisted and blasted their way into the earth's crust, sometimes losing their lives in the construction of the tunnels. Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at the centuries of fears people overcame about traveling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.

The 99% Invisible City

The 99% Invisible City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mars, Roman,Kohlstedt, Kurt
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0358125022
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The 99% Invisible City by Mars, Roman,Kohlstedt, Kurt Summary

A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER “[A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces.” —The New York Times Book Review “Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible, for the urban curious. Your city’s secret anatomy laid bare—a hundred things you look at but don’t see, see but don’t know. Each entry is a compact, surprising story, a thought piece, an invitation to marvel. Together, they are almost transformative. To know why things are as they are adds a satisfying richness to daily existence. This book is terrific, just terrific.” —Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp “The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, and to read it is to feel newly alive and aware of your place in the world. This book made me laugh, and it made me cry, and it reminded me to always read the plaque.” —John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All The Way Down A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? 99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.

3 Truths and a Lie

3 Truths and a Lie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Gardner
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Boston Detective D.D. Warren faces her most brutal adversaries yet—a class of jaded thriller writers—in this short story from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Gardner. Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases—a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution...and a severed leg. With Gardner’s trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, Three Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.’s storied career. Includes an excerpt of Lisa Gardner’s shocking New York Times bestseller Find Her.

Meyer Berger's New York

Meyer Berger's New York Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meyer Berger
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Meyer ("Mike") Berger was one of the greatest journalists of this century. A reporter and columnist for The New York Times for thirty years, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his account of the murder of thirteen people by a deranged war veteran in Camden, New Jersey. Berger is best known for his "About New York" column, which appeared regularly in the Times from 1939 to 1940 and from 1953 until his death in 1959. Through lovingly detailed snapshots of ordinary New Yorkers and far corners of the city, Berger's writing deeply influenced the next generation of writers, including Gay Talese and Tom Wolfe. Originally published in 1960 and long out of print, Meyer Berger's New York is a rich collection of extraordinary journalism, selected by Berger himself, which captures the buzz, bravado, and heartbreak of New York in the fifties in the words of the best-loved reporter of his time. "Mike Berger was one of the great reporters of our day . . . he was a master of the color story, the descriptive narrative of sights and sounds-of a parade, an eclipse, a homicidal maniac running amok . . . or just a thunderstorm that broke a summer heat wave . . . ."-The New York Times, obituary, February 6, 1959 "Dip into Meyer Berger's New York, at any point, and you will find things you never knew or dreamed of knowing. . . . It has a heart, a soul, and a beauty all its own." -Phillip Hamburger, The New York Times Book Review

Little Kid, Big City!: New York

Little Kid, Big City!: New York Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beth Beckman
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If you could have an adventure in New York City, where would you go? Curious readers will find plenty of sights, smells, and tastes to explore in this illustrated pick-your-own-path travel guide series. Would you walk the Brooklyn Bridge for a huge slice of pizza, see the dazzling lights in Times Square, or visit the whale at the Museum of Natural History? With Little Kid, Big City!: New York you can create your own itinerary by choosing where to go next at the end of every page! Whether you're an armchair traveler or a real-life tourist, here are dozens of ways to explore iconic sights, venture to nearby locales, and wander off the beaten path. In this first book in the Little Kid, Big City series—in which travel guides collide with an interactive format—kids are empowered to imagine, create, and explore their own routes through the world's greatest cities. Featuring whimsical illustrations, lovable characters, an invaluable resources section, and a foldout map, Little Kid, Big City has everything you need to invent your own adventure! Coming in June 2021, Little Kid, Big City!: London

Lindsey Kelk 8-Book ‘I Heart’ Collection: I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London, I Heart Christmas, I Heart Forever, I Heart Hawaii

Lindsey Kelk 8-Book ‘I Heart’ Collection: I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London, I Heart Christmas, I Heart Forever, I Heart Hawaii Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lindsey Kelk
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Lindsey Kelk 8-Book ‘I Heart’ Collection: I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London, I Heart Christmas, I Heart Forever, I Heart Hawaii by Lindsey Kelk Summary

Run away to New York with the complete I Heart collection! Contains: I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London, I Heart Christmas, I Heart Forever and I Heart Hawaii

The Mole People

The Mole People Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Toth
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This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.

Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 3E

Homeland Security: A Complete Guide 3E Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Sauter,James Carafano
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The definitive guide to the homeland security enterprise―updated with critical changes in missions, tactics, and strategies International terrorists and rogue nations continue to threaten U.S. citizens, while domestic extremist groups seek to attack the American way of life and hackers take advantage of the Internet to inflict new types of havoc at work and home. Meanwhile, today’s human-made and natural disasters can impact communities on the scale of weapons of mass destruction. Given the range and intensity of today’s threats, we’re all on the front lines of national security. The most detailed and comprehensive work of its kind, Homeland Security: A Complete Guide provides insights to keep yourself, your family, your business, and your community safe from terrorism and disaster. Written by two global experts on domestic security, this new edition brings you up to date on the latest threats to U.S. security and the most effective methods for eliminating or mitigating them. Homeland Security: A Complete Guide, Third Edition has been expanded and revised to include: NEW insights on cyber security, Electro-Magnetic Pulse, and other emerging threatsNEW techniques and controversies, such metadata collection, surveillance by US intelligence agencies, drones, interrogation, and countering violent extremist programsNEW information about homegrown terrorism and radicalization NEW content about ISIS and foreign fightersNEW information about controversial domestic extremist groups like AntiFa, BLM, and the AltRight This edition retains the critical information that has made it the go-to guide for leaders and concerned citizens alike—from the history of American homeland defense from the nation’s earliest days to the events of 9/11, from and the birth of the Department of Homeland Security to the emergence of today’s vast homeland security enterprise. With the important updates in this edition, you will be even better prepared for terrorism and disasters.

Underground Worlds

Underground Worlds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Farley
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A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more. From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted salt churches to hand-carved cave complexes large enough to house 20,000 people, Underground Worlds is packed with more than 50 unusual destinations that take some digging to find. Award-winning travel writer David Farley revels in the unexpected, whether it is a cave city in China which houses one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art or an old salt mine converted into a theme park in Romania. Stunning photos help readers see places they could not even imagine, such as a three-story underground train station in Taiwan that is home to the a 4,500-panel "Dome of Light" that is the largest glasswork on Earth, as well as secret spaces, such as an ornate temple built beneath a suburban home in Italy. Throughout the fascinating text are themed entries of underground systems such as the 2,500-year-old water tunnels of Kish Qanat in Iran or engineering marvels like the New York City steam tunnels.

McGraw-Hill Education New York City SHSAT, Second Edition

McGraw-Hill Education New York City SHSAT, Second Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Drew D. Johnson
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Everything You Need to Get the Score You Want on the SHSAT You need to score well on the Specialized High School Admission Test if you want to get into one of New York City's specialized high schools: The Bronx High School of Science, The Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn Technical High School, High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Staten Island Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School. We’ve put all of our proven expertise into New York City SHSAT to make sure you’re fully prepared for this challenging exam. With this book, you’ll learn essential skill-building techniques and strategies created by a leading test-prep expert. You’ll also get three full-length practice tests, hundreds of sample questions, and all the facts about the current exam. This book will guide you through your preparation program and give you the tools you need to succeed. Inside you'll find: • 2 full-length practice SHSAT tests • A full-length diagnostic exam to help you focus your preparation efforts • A step-by-step review of all Verbal and Mathematics topics covered on the test • More than 300 practice questions to build your confidence • Expert strategies to help you raise your score on questions involving algebra, probability, statistics, scrambled paragraphs, and logical reasoning

McGraw-Hill Education New York City SHSAT, Third Edition

McGraw-Hill Education New York City SHSAT, Third Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Drew D. Johnson
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Complete preparation for New York City’s Specialized High School Admission Test This new edition provides complete preparation for the revised Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT). This test is required for students applying to New York City’s specialized public high schools: the Bronx High School of Science, the Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn Technical High School, High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Staten Island Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School.Thoroughly updated to match the revised exam, this book gives applicants the competitive edge they are seeking. It includes a review of all topics tested in the English Language Arts and Mathematics sections, in particular the new Revising/Editing questions and “grid-in” Math questions. A diagnostic exam helps students focus their preparation and get the most of the skill-building drills, which include more than 300 practice questions covering every area on the test. •Complete coverage of the revised SHSAT•3 full-length practice tests•Comprehensive review and practice for the new Revising/Editing in the English Language Arts section•New Grammar and Mechanics chapter prepares students for grammar rules typically covered by SHSAT•Extensive practice for the new “grid-in” Math questions•More than 300 practice questions help students master what they’ve reviewed•Review of all English Language Arts and Mathematics, including reading, arithmetic, algebra, probability, statistics, and geometry •Special chapter focuses on math for 9th-grade test takers

A History of New York in 101 Objects

A History of New York in 101 Objects Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Roberts
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“Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, almost all reproduced in luscious, full color. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects, Sam Roberts of The New York Times chose fifty objects that embody the narrative of New York for a feature article in the paper. Many more suggestions came from readers, and so Roberts has expanded the list to 101. Here are just a few of what this keepsake volume offers: -The Flushing Remonstrance, a 1657 petition for religious freedom that was a precursor to the First Amendment to the Constitution. -Beads from the African Burial Ground, 1700s. Slavery was legal in New York until 1827, although many free blacks lived in the city. The African Burial Ground closed in 1792 and was only recently rediscovered. -The bagel, early 1900s. The quintessential and undisputed New York food (excepting perhaps the pizza). -The Automat vending machine, 1912. Put a nickel in the slot and get a cup of coffee or a piece of pie. It was the early twentieth century version of fast food. -The “I Love NY” logo designed by Milton Glaser in 1977 for a campaign to increase tourism. Along with Saul Steinberg’s famous New Yorker cover depicting a New Yorker’s view of the world, it was perhaps the most famous and most frequently reproduced graphic symbol of the time. Unique, sometimes whimsical, always important, A History of New York in 101 Objects is a beautiful chronicle of the remarkable history of the Big Apple. “The story [Sam Roberts] is telling is that of New York, and he nails it” (Daily News, New York).

Juran's Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence, Seventh Edition

Juran's Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence, Seventh Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph A. Defeo
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The cornerstone text onquality management and performance excellence – thoroughly revised to reflectthe latest challenges and developments The “body of knowledge” for the science ofquality management and performance excellence for more than half-a-century, Juran’s Quality Handbook has been completely updated to meetthe ever-changing needs of today’s business and quality professionals. Underthe guidance of a team of top experts, this authoritative resource demonstrateshow to apply the right methods for delivering superior results and achievingexcellence in any organization, industry, or country. Juran’s Quality Handbook, Seventh Edition provides you with a complete roadmap forthe discipline -- clearly written to make sure you know where you are in theprocess and what you must do to reach the next level. Within its pages, youwill find A-Z coverage – from key concepts, methods, research, and tools topractical applications on the job. Here’s why this is the best edition yet: • Updated chapters on Lean, Six Sigma and the Shingo Prize • NEW chapters on Risk Management and Building a Quality Management System • NEW material on the history of quality management • All ISO and other regulatory standards have been updated • NEW statistical tables, charts, and data • Examples and case studies throughout demonstrate how others have appliedthe methods and tools discussed in real-world situations

One Last Stop

One Last Stop Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Casey McQuiston
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*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER* *INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER* From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks... For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures. But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train. Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all. Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time. "A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart." - Time Magazine, "The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2021" "Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious - all in all, exactly what you'd expect from Casey McQuiston!" - Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and Party for Two

Miss Subways

Miss Subways Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Duchovny
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City. Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York. "Fresh off a new season of the evergreen X-Files and a late-blooming music career, the multitalented Duchovny (Bucky F*cking Dent, 2016, etc.) offers a spooky domestic drama that is equal parts Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman... An entertaining, postmodern fairy tale that tests the boundaries of love and fate." - Kirkus Reviews

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

Fiber Optics Weekly Update Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Polishuk, Editor
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City Lights

City Lights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Barry
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With a poet's clear eye and a journalist's curiosity about how a city works, Dan Barry shows us New York as no other writer has seen it. Evocative, intimate, piercing, and often funny, the essays in City Lights capture everyday life in the city at its most ordinary and extraordinary. Wandering the city as a columnist for The New York Times, Barry visits the denizens of the Fulton Fish Market on the eve of its closing; journeys with an obsessed guide through the secret underground of abandoned subway stops, tunnels, and aqueducts; touches down in bars, hospitals, churches, diners, pools, zoos, memorabilia-stuffed apartments, at births and funerals, the places where people gather, are welcomed, or depart; talks to the ex-athlete who caught the falling baby, the performance artist who works as a mermaid, the octogenarian dancers who find quiet joy in their partnership, and the guy who waves flags over the Cross-Bronx Expressway to wish drivers safe passage. Along the way, Barry offers glimpses of New York's distant and recent past. He explains why the dust-coated wishbones hanging above the bar at McSorley's Old Ale House belong to the doughboy ghosts of World War I. He recalls a century of grandeur at the Plaza Hotel through the tales of longtime doormen who will soon be out of a job. He finds that an old man's quiet death opens back into a past that the man had spent his life denying. And, from the vantage of the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan, he joins tourists as they try to make sense of still-smoldering ruins in Lower Manhattan three weeks after September 11, 2001. Each story in City Lights illuminates New York, as it was and as it is: always changing, always losing and renewing parts of itself, every street corner an opportunity for surprise and revelation.

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