The New York City Triangle Factory Fire (Images of America Series)

The New York City Triangle Factory Fire (Images

On March 25, 1911, flames rapidly consumed everything within the Triangle Waist Company factory, killing 146 workers. The victims, mostly young Jewish and Italian immigrant women, died needlessly due to unsafe working conditions, such as locked or blocked doors, narrow stairways, faulty fire escapes, and a lack of sprinklers. Until September 11, 2001, the Triangle fire was the deadliest workplace disaster in New York City history. Mass grief and outrage spread from New York’s Lower East Side across the country. Garment union membership swelled, and New York politics shifted dramatically toward reform, paving the way for the New Deal and, ultimately, the workplace standards expected today. Through historic images, The New York City Triangle Factory Fire honors the victims’ sacrifice and serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for the dignity of all working people.

  • ASIN: 0738574031

The Upper East Side Cookbook: Setting the Table in a Time of Slender Means

The Upper East Side Cookbook: Setting the Table

The Upper East Side Cookbook: Setting the Table in a Time of Slender Means, by Linda Olle, is a Down and Out on the UES: part NYC regional cookbook, part novelette, and humorous social critique. Our conscientious recipe collector, Parsley Cresswell, lives on a shoestring. During the financial crisis she watches her well-heeled neighbors struggle to entertain and to create dinners in the style to which they are accustomed. Upscale but not uptight, Parsley takes to her compact kitchen and cooks her way through the recession.“As a Midwesterner, I look to the East Side as the real New York, and that bias is only amplified by reading about Parsley Cresswell and her kitchen adventures. She is a deep dish, indeed.” — Garrison KeillorBorn in Wisconsin and a longtime resident of the UES, Linda Olle has been employed as a food writer, fashion editor, literary editor, Romantics scholar, and restaurant critic. Her cookbook/novel combines all of that, as well as Olle’s tastes in food (full-bodied, satisfying, spicy) and social satire (trenchant, crisp). She gives a pleasant tour of her neighborhood of museums, cafés, restaurants, and no supermarkets. To be a cook there requires list-making, careful shopping, some foraging, party-giving largess, and a sense of splashing out while mind...

  • ASIN: B002ZNJLA0

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion &

In this tale of grit and glamour, setbacks and comebacks, business and pop culture icon Tommy Hilfiger shares his extraordinary life story for the first time. Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of “classics with a twist” three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style—but his destiny wasn’t always so clear. Growing up one of nine children in a working-class family in Elmira, New York, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore year of high school, and found himself constantly at odds with his father. Nevertheless, this self-described dreamer had a vision and the relentless will to make it a reality. At eighteen he opened his own clothing store, parlaying his uncanny instinct for style into a budding career as a fashion designer. Through decades of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly optimistic. To this day, his approach to commerce is rooted in his positive view of the world.American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that cover Tommy’s years as a club kid and scrappy entrepreneur in 1970s New York as well as unique insights into the exclusive A-list personalities with whom he’s collabor...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1101886218

Momzillas: It's a jungle out there on Park Avenue, baby!

Momzillas: It's a jungle out there on Park

A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing.The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side are highly educated, extremely wealthy, and very competitive. They throw themselves and all of their energy and resources into full-time child rearing, turning their kids into the unwitting pawns in a game where success is measured in precocious achievements, jam-packed schedules, and elite private-school pedigrees.Hannah Allen has recently moved to the neighborhood with her New York City–bred investment banker husband and their two-year-old daughter, Violet. She’s immediately inundated by an outpouring of advice from her not-so-well-intentioned new friends and her overbearing, socially conscious mother-in-law, who coach her on matters ranging from where to buy the must-have $300 baby dress to how to get into the only pre-pre-preschool that counts. Despite her better instincts and common sense, Hannah soon finds herself caught up in the competitive whirl of high-stakes mothering.

  • ASIN: 0767924797

Mt Hood Climber's Guide

Mt Hood Climber's

The unsurpassed beauty of Mt Hood awaits. Drawing on the vast experiences of over three dozen veteran Hood mountaineers, Mt Hood: A Climber's Guide provides in-depth, firsthand descriptions of the mountain's many routes. Contributors, such as the venerable Fred Beckey, write about weather, objective dangers, and how to stay safe and succeed.

  • Color: One Color
  • Brand: Sharp End
  • ASIN: 1892540797

The Upper East Side Cookbook: Main Course

The Upper East Side Cookbook: Main

THE UPPER EAST SIDE COOKBOOK: MAIN COURSE is a faux memoir and regional cookbook set in New York, in Parsley Cresswell’s Upper East Side brownstone apartment. Her neighbors find Parsley mysterious—is it true that she had a long-ago affair with Bob Dylan? “This will be a cult classic.”—Tenaya Darlington. What a lot is revealed when her annotated, uncensored recipe file comes to light. “Main Course” finds Parsley arrested for one crime and retained for suspected ties to insider trading. In an effort to establish Parsley’s innocence, a friend audits the recipes left behind, which include classics and exotics, such as Gado-Gado. You can read “Main Course” without having read “The Upper East Side Cookbook: Setting the Table in a Time of Slender Means,” which covered only one eventful year, 2008, in the life and busy kitchenette of Parsley Cresswell. “A deep dish, indeed.”—Garrison Keillor.

  • ASIN: 1466268948

Not Our Kind: A Novel

Not Our Kind: A

With echoes of Rules of Civility and The Boston Girl, a compelling and thought-provoking novel set in postwar New York City, about two women—one Jewish, one a WASP—and the wholly unexpected consequences of their meeting.One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult thirteen-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor.Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys’ rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Soon the idealistic young woman is filling the bright young girl’s mind with Shakespeare and Latin. Though her mother, a hat maker with a little shop on Second Avenue, disapproves, Eleanor takes pride in her work, even if she must use the name "Moss" to enter the Bellamys’ restricted doorman building each morning, and feels that Patricia’s husband, Wynn, may have a problem with her being Jewish.Invited to keep Margaux company at the Bellamys’ country home in a small town in Connecticut, Eleanor meets Patricia’s unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom, recently returned from Europe. The spa...

  • ASIN: B0756CXX69

Beach Colors: A Novel

Beach Colors: A

While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business.Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. When she's stopped for speeding by local interim police chief Nick Prescott, Margaux barely remembers the "townie" boy who worshipped her from afar every summer. But Nick is all grown up now, a college professor who gave up his career to care for his orphaned nephew, Connor. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes . . . and, thanks to Nick, finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again.But as she continues to work on a bold new line that will get her back into the game, Margaux realizes that soon she will have to make the most important, most difficult decision of her life. . . .

  • ASIN: B006NZDO1S

DEPARTURES January February 2009 Magazine THE MAN BEHIND THE PICASSO STORY Klimt & Design On The Upper East Side NAPA'S VINOTHERAPY Resort Fashion THE NEW CHINA COOL

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  • ASIN: B079V4RHVC
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