Author: Mitchell Duneier,Ovie Carter
Category: Social Science
Presents the lives of poor African-American men who make their subsistence wages by selling used goods on the streets of Greenwich Village in New York; and discusses how they interact with passing pedestrians, police officers, and each other.
Author: Paul Kropp
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
Fifteen-year-old Allie Carson is shot while shopping. Based on the true story of the 2005 Boxing day killing of Jane Kreba in Toronto.
Conflict and Negotiation Over Public Space
Author: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris,Renia Ehrenfeucht
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Political Science
Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses--from the right to sit to the right to parade--have been negotiated.
Author: Jeff Mermelstein
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
Sidewalk, the winner of the 1999 European Publishers Award for Photography, is an exceptionally strong series of street photographs of New York. As we follow Jeff Mermelstein through the city we are staggered by its dramas and mystery. We confront characters who seem hyper-real, as they wander the streets as if in a dream -- crazed, paranoid, or simply pressured. And we come across incidents that seem totally surreal -- the smoking shoe, the burnt-out diner, the sidewalk that looks as if it has flowed with blood. These photographs are exhilarating and memorable, immensely funny yet deeply disturbing, and were rapturously received by a large audience at this year's Aries International Photography Festival.
Author: Tom Lichtenberg
Publisher: Tom Lichtenberg
Beauregaard Sweet became invisible, but his troubles began when he suddenly reappeared. Now everybody wants something from him. Manny the mechanic wants his wife. Sharad LeMaster wants his secret. Emma Biggs wants another shot at the TV news, the leaders of the Four Tribes want to send him back to wherever it was he'd gone, and all he wants to do is eat some donuts and watch reality TV.
Category: Literature, Modern
Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York
Author: Lewis Mumford,Robert Wojtowicz
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) is best known for his Sky Line column in the New Yorker where he served as architecture critic for over 30 years. A man of letters and part of Manhattan's intellectual elite, Mumford wrote more than 20 books over 6 decades, bridging the seemingly disparate disciplines of architecture, technology, literary criticism, biography, sociology and philosophy.
Poems and Drawings
Author: Shel Silverstein
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer … Come in … for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. You’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist. Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.
Living a Dynamic Life
Author: R.O. Bray
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Get off the Sidewalk and Get on the Highway is a timeless release of critical personal study—necessary to unlock the path toward self-improvement. Through the use of creative storytelling and spiritual references, readers are encouraged to think and then assess their lifestyles, core set of values, and goals. At the onset of each chapter, the author sets the tone with piercing questions to her readers, and the journey thereby unfolds into layers of perpetual challenges and opportunities to pursue purpose and truth. Within the pages of each chapter, there are important tools to learn from one’s mistakes or the journey’s of others. Every chapter closes with a unique, additional guide for self-reflection that effectively prepares the reader for more self-awareness and disclosures to follow.
Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City
Author: Annette Miae Kim
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
For most, the term “public space” conjures up images of large, open areas: community centers for meetings and social events; the ancient Greek agora for political debates; green parks for festivals and recreation. In many of the world’s major cities, however, public spaces like these are not a part of the everyday lives of the public. Rather, business and social lives have always been conducted along main roads and sidewalks. With increasing urban growth and density, primarily from migration and immigration, rights to the sidewalk are being hotly contested among pedestrians, street vendors, property owners, tourists, and governments around the world. With Sidewalk City, Annette Miae Kim provides the first multidisciplinary case study of sidewalks in a distinctive geographical area. She focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a rapidly growing and evolving city that throughout its history, her multicultural residents have built up alternative legitimacies and norms about how the sidewalk should be used. Based on fieldwork over 15 years, Kim developed methods of spatial ethnography to overcome habitual seeing, and recorded both the spatial patterns and the social relations of how the city’s vibrant sidewalk life is practiced. In Sidewalk City, she transforms this data into an imaginative array of maps, progressing through a primer of critical cartography, to unveil new insights about the importance and potential of this quotidian public space. This richly illustrated and fascinating study of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalks shows us that it is possible to have an aesthetic sidewalk life that is inclusive of multiple publics’ aspirations and livelihoods, particularly those of migrant vendors.
The Romance of Self-Discovery
Author: Portia Nelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discover the beloved self-help classic featuring moving poems and insightful truisms that “is full of practical wisdom that will allow you to embrace and change your life” (John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus). Individuals, therapy groups, twelve-step programs, and the self-help community around the world have embraced the late Portia Nelson’s brilliant There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk. Warm, wise, and funny, her seminal poem “Autobiography in Five Chapters” is a treasured and often quoted motto for anyone seeking to better themselves and their life. “Treat yourself to a special book by a special lady” (Carol Burnett) with this perfect inspirational and motivational gift.
An Architectural History of the Movie Theatre, Starring S. Charles Lee
Author: Maggie Valentine
Publisher: Yale University Press
Documenting the evolution of the American movie theatre and exploring its role in American culture and architecture, this work focuses on the career of S. Charles Lee, who designed more than 300 theatres between 1920 and 1950, buildings that became prototypes for the whole country.
Author: Stephen Siciliano
Stephen Siciliano's Sidewalk Smokers are driven outdoors by the most selective kind of lawmaking, engaged in resisting the overregulation of American life, a cabal of rootless cosmopolitans on the make for the big break. The Smokers unite behind one of their own, taking on a media giant over the publication of some nude photos. Lethargic sensualists, craven in their drive for publicity, the group's saving grace is that they are uncommonly kind to one another. Do we really know people like this? Probably not, which may in the end be what Mr. Siciliano is after. "Like brilliance on caffeine 'Smokers' radiates in all directions and dimensions yet returns to its zero point as surely as the swallows return to Capitstrano."-The Espresso, San Diego "It's clearly the book of the year."-Highwayscribery blog
Author: Scott Ruescher
Publisher: Pudding House Publications
Author: Gina Buonaguro,Janice Kirk
"A fantasia of a double tale skimming through the art capitals of Europe with double muses, double love pursuits, double Raphaels, even double authors, a tale dripping with idealized romantic settings, mystery, art, and a touch of magic, The Sidewalk Artist will keep readers wondering what is real and what is artifice--as fine paintings always do." --Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue While in Europe researching her next novel, twenty-something American Tulia Rose falls headlong into a romance with a handsome sidewalk artist. As he takes her on a tour of Europe's artistic treasures, she begins writing the story of the painter Raphael and his secret lover. Yet as her own affair grows deeper, Tulia's sidewalk artist grows more mysterious. Why does he seem so familiar? And what is his connection to the great Renaissance painter? Set in Paris and Italy, this lyrical first novel interweaves two parallel love stories, offering readers a unique view on the research and inspiration that goes into creating historical novels such as The Girl with the Pearl Earring and The Birth of Venus.
Author: Glen Vecchione,Blanche Sims
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides instructions for sidewalk and other outdoor games, including freeze tag, double dutch, square ball, rooster romp, and coin pitching.
Author: W. Jude Aher
The journey of a Poet through his Poetry from 1983 thru 2001 containing a gap of 7 years, during which he became disabled by the appearance of multiple brain lesions. Never giving in, he finially his voice, his art once more.
Author: J. E. Thompson
A way to think differently while maintaining the life you currently walk.
How I started a new life
Author: Denise Morton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One woman's journey to a new life in America. The complications and struggles she found and learning to live on her own until her husband came to join her.