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High-Rise-Window Washers of Manhattan

Watch on YouTube Thirty years ago, John McDermott and John Wren were young daredevils in need of union benefits, so they signed up for one of New York’s most dangerous professions: high-rise-window washing. This short video from the New Yorker tells their story. Runtime: 5 min.

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Ten Architectural Walks in Manhattan

on Amazon The Municipal Art Society's guide to ten excellent walks in the city. Consider taking their tour of Grand Central. By Francis Morrone and M...

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Here is New York

on Amazon Perceptive, funny and nostalgic, the recounting of a brief stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, writ...

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Downtown: My Manhattan

on Amazon The NYC-resident novelist leads us on an unforgettable journey through the city he loves, from the island's southern tip to Times Squa...

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"Street" | Manhattan in Slow Motion

A mesmerizing compilation of New York street scenes filmed in slow motion by filmmaker James Nares, produced for his exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum and featuring a soundscape by Thurston Moore, co-founder of Sonic Youth. Runtime: 18 min.

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NYC to LA to NYC to LA, ad infinitum

When I realized that New York was a cesspit filled with the viscera of broken dreams, I decided that the time had come for me to move to beautiful, s...

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Manhattan's Last Frontier Becomes a Mini-City

on ctbuh.org The largest real estate project ever undertaken in the United States, Hudson Yards is mixed-used development built over rail yards on th...

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Mannahatta: An Ecological First Look at the Manhattan Landscape Prior to Henry Hudson

on colby.edu This scholarly paper analyzes the British Headquarters map, circa 1782, to provide a window onto the natural topography, hydrology and l...

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