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 A refrain we read often in Vanishing New York is "This is not natural." After spending a decade pseudonymously chronicling the dramatic changes to the character of his beloved New York City, blogger Jeremiah Moss has written a book booming with thunderous passion and fury. A scathing critique of the massive rezoning and corporate-led gentrification that took place under Mayor Bloomberg - a process which has since been exported to cities the world over - Moss takes us on a historical and sociological tour through every street and alleyway in New York, exposing the once-radiant urban character that has been rapidly papered over, creating massive inequality in its wake. Even among the glut of recently-released books on the subject of gentrification, this is a must-read!

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ISBN: 9780062439697
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Published: Dey Street Books - July 25th, 2017

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A real-life Breaking Bad, American Kingpin tells the story of Ross Ulbricht, an idealistic college student turned notorious black market operator. Detailing Ulbricht's creation of the Silk Road, a website that trafficked narcotics, and the various forces that tried to take him down, this book is the perfect page-turner for anyone seeking a satisfying crime thriller.
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ISBN: 9781591848141
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Published: Portfolio - May 2nd, 2017

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George Saunders meets Broad City in Simon Rich's surreal skewering of NYC millennials. That the former Saturday Night Live writer's short story collection would be hilarious is a no-brainer. But the stories of Spoiled Brats also happen to be genuinely profound, moving, and even sometimes haunting—leaving lasting images and inspiring the reader to think deeply in between fits of laughter. Stand outs include a hamster's harrowing tale in an elementary school classroom and a 20th Century immigrant who is transplanted to modern-day Brooklyn.

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ISBN: 9780316368650
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 26th, 2015