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10 Great Books about New York City (nonfiction)

Here, for your interest, are my picks of 10 great nonfiction books about New York City, in no particular order:

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City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York by Jack Newfield and Wayne Barrett

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Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

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The Encyclopedia of New York City edited by Kenneth T. Jackson

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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro

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722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York by Clifton Hood

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A Natural History of New York City by John Kieran

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The WPA Guide to New York City

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Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell

I lied. That’s only 9. What would you choose as a 10th great (nonfiction) book about New York City? Let me know in the comments

Oh, and my fiction picks are to come. Stay tuned.

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