Humans of New York Stories

Humans of New York Stories

Humans of New York Stories

Humans of New York Stories

If you follow Humans of New York and love the concept as much as  I do, you have to get the new book. Humans of New York: Stories is the culmination of five years on innovative storytelling on the streets of New York and this time Brandon Stanton go deeper, exhibiting the intimate storytelling that the blog has become famous for today.

Some background.
In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over fifteen million.

In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks. Now, Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories.

Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he’s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor.

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Meanwhile on a Roof in Chinatown

Meanwhile on a Roof in Chinatown

Meanwhile on a Roof in Chinatown by Ingrid Rudefors

It’s the early 1990s. Alice, a middle-aged Swedish professor, stuffs her husband’s ties into the dishwasher and leaves their pleasant suburban villa outside of Stockholm, suitcase in hand, on a blind exodus towards a city she knows only from glossy travel brochures. This is how the story begins in Meanwhile on a Roof in Chinatown.

Meanwhile, her daughter Babylonia is perched on the roof of her shabby Chinatown apartment, agonizing over how how to break up with her depressive Hungarian boyfriend.

Alice does make it to Babylonia’s apartment, but gets locked out on the roof without keys or money. This begins a picaresque journey, where she descends into an alternative Manhattan of after-hours clubs, gangsters, booze and roulette. Throughout her 48-hour odyssey, she engages with a quirky assortment of strangers: the Dutch bartender Amanda, Mafia boss Sal, aging transvestites and Chinese men from southern Sweden… not to mention the mysterious Charles, who seems so comfortable and yet is connected to things that are distinctly uncomfortable.

And there is another key player here–1990s New York, before mobile phones and coffee shops spun their web around the world.

Buy Meanwhile on a Roof in Chinatown from Amazon

Brooklyn Street Style

Brooklyn Street Style the non-rules guide to fashion

Brooklyn Street Style

Brooklyn Street Style the non-rules guide to fashion

This isn’t your typical style guide, though, as part of what makes Brooklyn so great is its “no-rules” approach to fashion. Restrictive (and often pretty offensive) fashion “dos” and “don’ts” aren’t welcome here; Brooklyn Street Style helps you dress for you: your personality and your life.

The contributors include Girls costume designer Jennifer Rogein, featherweight boxing champion Heather Hardy, and butcher Sara Bigelow — proving that your personal style has nothing to do with labels and fashion magazines, unless you want to.

The book, written by Anya Sacharow and Shawn Dahl, is like a guide to how to be trendy in Brooklyn, complete with bar recommendations, fashion advice, and over 200 of Sioux Nesi’s beautiful photographs of Brooklynites doing their thing.

Buy from Amazon US$16.20 or from Bokus 199 kr

The no-rules guide to fashion

Street Style Brooklyn

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The Monocle New York Travel Guide

Monocle New York

Get ready for New York with Monocles excellent New York Guide.

The Monocle New York Travel Guide reveals their favourite place, from the ideal route for an early-morning run and the best spots for independent retail to detailed design and architecture pages and neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds. And taking in everything from established city icons to hard-to-find new favourites, they will also advise you on where to eat, drink and sleep.

Monocle Travel Guide series cuts through the hype and offers you real experiences, which – as this is New York – aren’t hard to come by. Written in an informed but informal manner, each book has 148 pages printed on great paper stock with a hard cover.

Only £10
Buy here: www.monocle.com/shop/books-and-music/travel-guides/the-monocle-travel-guide-new-york/

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Must Eat NYC

Must Eat NYC

The best book right now on where to eat in New York!
Must Eat NYC is brand new and makes you really hungry.

Restaurant guides exist in different shapes and sizes, but this is the first guide that focuses on the ”must eat” of a restaurant. Where do you go when you want the best pizza Margarita of New York, who serves the best sizzling burger, which chef is the Ceasar’s salad specialist of The Big Apple, where do you eat a delicious pastrami…?

Must Eat offers an exciting selection of restaurants, picked because of their specialty. With not only your typical, well-known classic places to go but mainly an authentic selection of hidden gems, this guide will open new worlds let you discover a gastronomical city within the city, a foodie’s heaven. Get to know the chef behind the dish and his love for the produce. With great photography by Kris Vlegels.

Buy at Amazon US$18.59 or at Bokus för 209 kr

Humans of New York

Humans of New York – buy the book!

Humans of New York

Based on the amazing and inspirational blog with nearly a million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city.

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City.  Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories.  The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called “Humans of New York,” in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.

The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers.  Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. Brandon says that he has taken nearly 5,000 portraits and written 50 stories. And he have met some amazing people along the way. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.

Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.

With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket
The blog: www.humansofnewyork.com

Buy the book from Amazon or Bokus.

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

I love The Chelsea Market which celebrates their 15 year now in the landmark National Biscuit Company building. For the 15-year milestone a cookbook has been launched – the Chelsea Market Cookbook.
It is a collection of the most interesting and famous recipes from the Market’s eclectic vendors and celebrity food personalities.

The Chelsea Market it is truly a unique NYC experience. Just like New York with many diverse cultures represented, the market has a similar feel with cuisines and purveyors from all over the world.

You can buy the excellent cookbook from Amazon or Bokus

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

All the Buildings in New York

All the Buildings in New York

All the Buildings in New York

A charmingly illustrated journey through New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. All the Buildings in New York is a love letter to New York City, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and cityscape. His buildings are colorful and chock full of fun and offbeat details, and this book is full of new discoveries as well as old chestnuts for anyone who loves the Big Apple.

Organized by neighborhoods, the book features iconic New York buildings, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and Flatiron Building, as well as the everyday buildings that make up New York City—the boutique shops in SoHo, timeless brownstones in Brooklyn, and rows of busy markets in Chinatown. New Yorkers and tourists alike will savor this one-of-a-kind volume that uniquely celebrates the energy and spirit of the city that never sleeps.

Order a copy of his book at Amazon.  or Bokus
James Gulliver Hancock, is an illustrator originally from Australia currently based in Brooklyn, New York.www.allthebuildingsinnewyork.comAll the Buildings in New York All the Buildings in New York

New York Originals

New York Originals

New York OriginalsThis is a book you definitely wants to read if you are interested in New York City´s history.

New York Originals is a unique guide to the most interesting and useful seventy-five mom-and-pop businesses in New York City. This book explores the small gems of New York City that many locals and tourists do not even know exist. These surprising treasures have resisted change and held on to their old-world ways. The people who run these businesses—often fourth- or fifth-generation offspring of the original owners—devote their entire lives to serving their loyal customers.

With this unique tour through all five boroughs, readers can visit seventy-five of these classic shops, restaurants, and manufacturers, including Russ and Daughters, an appetizing shop whose owners still use their great-grandfather’s time-consuming, labor-intensive recipes and who can count Lou Reed as a loyal customer; E. Vogel, a SoHo shoe factory so old it made boots for the Union Army; and Buzz-A-Rama, a Brooklyn slot-car racing facility in business since the 1960s.

Buy at Amazon, $15 or Bokus

Moleskine

Not for Tourist Guide to New York City & Moleskin

Not for Tourist New York

Two great companions on your next trip to New York!
Not for Tourist Guide to New York City: 2015
 
and Moleskine City Notebook New York

The NFT book includes everything from restaurants, bars, shopping, and theatre to information on hotels, airports, banks, transportation, and landmarks. Need to find the best pizza places around? NFT has you covered. How about a list of the top vintage clothing stores in the city? They’ve got that, too. The nearest movie theater, hardware store, or coffee shop: whatever you need, NFT puts it at your fingertips. This pocket-sized book features over 100 maps, including a foldout map for subways and buses, as well as details on Parks & Places, Sports, Transit, and Arts & Entertainment. It is THE indispensable guide to the city. Period.
$15 – Buy from Amazon or Bokus

The Moleskine is your smart notebook companion where you can keep track on all the great stuff you have experience and write down your thoughts, stories and memories.
32 removable sheets for loose notes and exchanging messages. 12 translucent sticky sheets for tracing your routes and sharing itineraries. A 96-page tabbed archive for collecting everything that matters most and keeping it at your fingertips. The first 6 tabs are printed; the others await your personalization with the enclosed adhesive labels.
The Key Map summarizes the overall city layout , showing the sequence and location of the 14 zone maps. Map of the subway system and list of stations, plus the alphabetical street index of the zone maps.
US$15 – Buy from Amazon or Bokus

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