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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (with Audio)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1943 novel written by Betty Smith. The story focuses on an impoverished but aspirational, second-generation Irish-American, adolescent girl and her...
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Robin Gibb – Another lonely night in New York

"Another Lonely Night in New York" is a 1983 single by the late British singer-songwriter Robin Gibb from his second solo album How Old Are You?. The song managed...
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Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning is a song written by the American singer-songwriter Alan Jackson. It was the lead single from his tenth...

“The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released...
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Rear Window (1954)

Rear Window is a 1954 American Technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder". Originally released by Paramount Pictures,...
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Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

"Walk on the Wild Side" is a song by Lou Reed from his second solo album, Transformer (1972). It was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, and released as a...
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“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. The main character, Holly Golightly, is one of Capote's best-known creations. Plot The novel opens in New York during World...
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All About Eve (1950)

All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It was...
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Billie Holiday – Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York is a jazz standard composed by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up! which opened on December 27, 1934, performed by J. Harold Murray. Many...
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On the Town (1949)

On the Town is a 1949 Technicolor musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens and book and lyrics by Betty Comden...

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Spring in NYC (Gallery)

I’m told it’s definitely Spring in NYC because you can hear Cohen singing from Albany.   As the weather warms, New York City becomes a more...
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Doctors riot of 1788

The Doctors riot was an incident that occurred in April 1788 in New York City Doctors riot, where the illegal procurement of corpses from the graves of slaves and...
The Levys’ Unique New York!

The Levys’ Unique New York!

The Levys’ Unique New York! provides private, group, student & corporate travel services for sightseeing experiences in New York City. All our guides exude the...