The Almanac of New York City

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The Almanac of New York City

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The Almanac of New York City is an innovative companion for urban enthusiasts. Nowhere else will you find the name of the city's first comptroller (Selah Strong) and Staten Island's most recently designated historic district (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto) next to the city's best-attended cultural institution (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with five million visitors annually) and its lowest recorded temperature (15 degrees below zero in February 1934). The Almanac identifies the borough with the most residents who relocate to Palm Beach (Queens) and the borough with the highest number of Panamanian immigrants (Brooklyn). It lists where New York currently ranks in the cost of apartment rentals, the rate of obesity in each borough, the details of executions dating back to 1639, per capita income by borough, the longest-running Broadway shows, the winners of the Wanamaker Mile, and the location of celebrated grave sites. Compiled by two longtime historians of the city, The Almanac treats readers to a real New York story, a tale that will delight anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Big Apple's complex core.

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Kenneth T. Jackson is director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and Jacques Barzun Professor of History at Columbia University. He is a former president of the New-York Historical Society and is editor in chief of The Encyclopedia of New York City.A native of New York City, Fred Kameny received his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina. He is currently the managing editor of Duke University Press.

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The Almanac of New York City, edited by the same team that brought us the Encyclopedia of New York City (1995), is a marvelous example of an information source that provides the facts and figures one knows one wants and also offers enough of the quirky, unexpected, and engaging information to pull readers into finding things they never thought they needed to know. The volume is divided into 14 topical sections, with tables of data presented both on a citywide and borough-specific level. The original source of the data is credited. Along with the expected information, the “Population” section has data on migration into and out of the city and the most popular baby names. “Public Health and Safety” includes obesity figures and fire and EMS calls. “Housing and Real Estate” includes data on city parks, “Crime and Justice” has a historical list of police commissioners, and “Education” has data on the endowments of New York City institutions of higher education. Also here are theater attendance, library circulation, sports records, birds and trees, and gravesites of the famous. No library in the Northeast should be without this reasonably priced guide. All other large public and academic libraries with any interest at all in New York City should seriously consider its purchase. --Danise Hoover

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