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Download or read book Central Park written by Edward J. Levine and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since it opened in 1858, Central Park has been one of New York's most-photographed landmarks. However, while some of the park remains as it was then, much of the park's landscape has changed over the years. Through historic images and contemporary photographs by Denise Stavis Levine, Central Park provides a previously unseen glimpse of the park's hidden history and brings it up to date.
Book Synopsis Saving Central Park by : Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Download or read book Saving Central Park written by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life--a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a master's degree in city planning at Yale. And then her move to New York, where she starts a family and, when she finds being a mother and a housewife is not enough, pours herself into the protection and enhancement of the city's green spaces. Interwoven into her own story is a comprehensive history of Central Park: its design and construction as a scenic masterpiece; the alterations of each succeeding era; the addition of numerous facilities for sports and play; and finally, the "anything goes" phase of the 1960s and 70s, which was often fun but nearly destroyed the park. The two narratives continue to entwine as she finds a job in the administration of Central Park, founds the Central Park Conservancy, and transforms both the park and herself--a transformation that has led to the writing of her many books, to travels that have taken her to parks and gardens around the world, and to solidifying the prestige of one of New York's most conspicuous landmarks.
Book Synopsis American Sanctuary by : Louis P. Nelson
Download or read book American Sanctuary written by Louis P. Nelson and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-14 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines a diverse set of spaces and buildings seen through the lens of popular practice and belief to shed light on the complexities of sacred space in America. Contributors explore how dedication sermons document shifting understandings of the meetinghouse in early 19th-century Connecticut; the changes in evangelical church architecture during the same century and what that tells us about evangelical religious life; the impact of contemporary issues on Catholic church architecture; the impact of globalization on the construction of traditional sacred spaces; the urban practice of Jewish space; nature worship and Central Park in New York; the mezuzah and domestic sacred space; and, finally, the spiritual aspects of African American yard art.
Book Synopsis List of Enrolled Voters ... by : New York (N.Y.). Board of Elections
Download or read book List of Enrolled Voters ... written by New York (N.Y.). Board of Elections and published by . This book was released on 1941 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Proceedings of the Common Council, for the City of Rochester, for ... by : Rochester (N.Y.). Common Council
Download or read book Proceedings of the Common Council, for the City of Rochester, for ... written by Rochester (N.Y.). Common Council and published by . This book was released on 1895 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 by : United States. Internal Revenue Service
Download or read book Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 written by United States. Internal Revenue Service and published by . This book was released on 1976 with total page 1070 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Great City Parks written by Alan Tate and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of twenty significant public parks in fourteen major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been created, how they have been designed, how they are managed, and what plans are being made for them at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Based on unique research including extensive site visits and interviews with the managing organisations, this book is illustrated throughout with clear plans and professional photographs for each park. This book reflects a belief that well-planned, well-designed and well-managed parks remain invaluable components of liveable and hospitable cities.
Book Synopsis The Age of Grandeur and a Woman who Lived it by : Brett Topping
Download or read book The Age of Grandeur and a Woman who Lived it written by Brett Topping and published by Northeastern University Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Artist Evelyn Metzger always travelled first class through the East Coast and around the world: this title covers both her social life and her artistic appreciation and contributions, examining her formal studies of art history at Vassar, her flexibility and travels, and her portraits. Plenty of black and white and color illustrations accompany a strong survey of her life and times. -- Midwest Book Review
Book Synopsis Comprehensive Calendar of Bicentennial Events by : American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Download or read book Comprehensive Calendar of Bicentennial Events written by American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way by : Colin Davey
Download or read book The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way written by Colin Davey and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2019-05-14 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tells the story of the building of the American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium, a story of history, politics, science, and exploration, including the roles of American presidents, New York power brokers, museum presidents, planetarium directors, polar and African explorers, and German rocket scientists. The American Museum of Natural History is one of New York City’s most beloved institutions, and one of the largest, most celebrated museums in the world. Since 1869, generations of New Yorkers and tourists of all ages have been educated and entertained here. Located across from Central Park, the sprawling structure, spanning four city blocks, is a fascinating conglomeration of many buildings of diverse architectural styles built over a period of 150 years. The first book to tell the history of the museum from the point of view of these buildings, including the planned Gilder Center, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way contextualizes them within New York and American history and the history of science. Part II, “The Heavens in the Attic,” is the first detailed history of the Hayden Planetarium, from the museum’s earliest astronomy exhibits, to Clyde Fisher and the original planetarium, to Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and it features a photographic tour through the original Hayden Planetarium. Author Colin Davey spent much of his childhood literally and figuratively lost in the museum’s labyrinthine hallways. The museum grew in fits and starts according to the vicissitudes of backroom deals, personal agendas, two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. Chronicling its evolution―from the selection of a desolate, rocky, hilly, swampy site, known as Manhattan Square to the present day―the book includes some of the most important and colorful characters in the city’s history, including the notoriously corrupt and powerful “Boss” Tweed, “Father of New York City” Andrew Haswell Green, and twentieth-century powerbroker and master builder Robert Moses; museum presidents Morris K. Jesup, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Ellen Futter; and American presidents, polar and African explorers, dinosaur hunters, and German rocket scientists. Richly illustrated with period photos, The American Museum of Natural History and How It Got That Way is based on deep archival research and interviews.
Book Synopsis Collaborative Governance by : John D. Donahue
Download or read book Collaborative Governance written by John D. Donahue and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2011-02-28 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How government can forge dynamic public-private partnerships All too often government lacks the skill, the will, and the wallet to meet its missions. Schools fall short of the mark while roads and bridges fall into disrepair. Health care costs too much and delivers too little. Budgets bleed red ink as the cost of services citizens want outstrips the taxes they are willing to pay. Collaborative Governance is the first book to offer solutions by demonstrating how government at every level can engage the private sector to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and achieve public goals more effectively. John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser show how the public sector can harness private expertise to bolster productivity, capture information, and augment resources. The authors explain how private engagement in public missions—rightly structured and skillfully managed—is not so much an alternative to government as the way smart government ought to operate. The key is to carefully and strategically grant discretion to private entities, whether for-profit or nonprofit, in ways that simultaneously motivate and empower them to create public value. Drawing on a host of real-world examples-including charter schools, job training, and the resurrection of New York's Central Park—they show how, when, and why collaboration works, and also under what circumstances it doesn't. Collaborative Governance reveals how the collaborative approach can be used to tap the resourcefulness and entrepreneurship of the private sector, and improvise fresh, flexible solutions to today's most pressing public challenges.
Book Synopsis New York Stories by : Constance Rosenblum
Download or read book New York Stories written by Constance Rosenblum and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2005-05 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the best essays and reportage from The New York Times City section over the past four years includes contributions from such literary luminaries as Phillip Lopate, Vivian Gornick, Thomas Beller, and Laura Shaine Cunningham, among others. Simultaneous.