My top 10 favorite books about New York

10 amazing books about New York: (Click on the titles for a description on Amazon)

My First New York from the Editors of New York Magazine
Candid accounts from people like Nora Ephron and Diane von Furstenberg about coming to New York

My City, My New York
Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places

New York Then and Now
Photo book showing stunning images comparing early New York to Modern day New York, side by side

New York the Big City and Its Little Neighborhoods
Captures the spirit of 20 of this city’s most distinctive ethnic enclaves, like Brighton Beach, Harlem, Greenwich Village, Jackson Heights and Midtown’s Koreatown. Filled with stories and photos.

New York by Christopher Bliss
Beautiful photos book capturing the city

New York, Recipes from the Big Apple
Cookbook with New York’s traditional recipes from famous places like Murray’s Bagel’s, Kat’s Delicatessen, Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery and the 2nd Avenue Deli

Chelsea Market Cookbook
Another great cookbook, this time with recipes from the famous Chelsea Market off the Highline

The Manhattan Diet by Eileen Daspin
Live like a New Yorker, eat like a New Yorker and lose weight in the process. Home to models, actresses and fantastic people, with fantastic eating and exercise habits

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A poignant novel about a boy’s quest that takes him across New York’s five boroughs after his father dies in the Twin Towers on 9/11

Project Rebirth by Dr. Robin Stern and Courtney E. Martin
A companion to the documentary film Rebirth; survival and the strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 survivors


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