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Classic Books on New York City

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AIA Guide to New York City, 5th Ed. / Norval White & Elliot Willensky. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

The Almanac of New York City by Kenneth T. Jackson and Frank Kameny.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2008.

The Encyclopedia of New York City, 2nd ed./ Kenneth T. Jackson, ed.  New York: New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 By Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909: Compiled from Original Sources and Illustrated by Photo-Intaglio Reproductions of Important Maps, Plans, Views and Documents in Public and Private Collections / by I. N. Phelps Stokes. New York: Arno Press, 1967, c1915.  A digital edition of this work is available from Columbia University Libraries.

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America By Russell Shorto. New York: Random House, Inc., 2004. 

The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins by Henry Moscow. New York: Fordham University Press, 1990.

George Templeton Strong's Diary; edited by Allan Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas. 4 v. New York: Macmillan, 1952.