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5 inspiring books about New York City

Today, I bring you a selection of New York City books. These are coffee-table books, which also can perfect for decorating. Also, these books are very inspiring – and I think they are a great travel souvenir. They can also be great options for gifting someone passionate about New York.

Why I love New York City  – When an Instagram hit becomes a Book: WHY I LOVE NEW YORK CITY, based on the Instagram @whyilovenewyorkcity artwork by Eljay Aguillo, is more than a love letter to New York City. A book for new yorkers and New York lovers. 144 pages in full color, 130 pictures and quotes about that New York City feeling.  Shop now.

Nuevo New York – it is a collection of portraits and interviews with influential Latin Americans who came to New York City to pursue their ambitions. The portraits are born out of a collaboration between two authors who journeyed from Latin America to New York themselves–photographer Hans Neumann (born in Peru), and fashion publicist Gabriel Rivera-Barraza (born in Mexico). Each figure included in Nuevo New York is an important player in the fields of fashion and the arts, having lived in New York City for at least five years and having gained recognition for their work. Neumann and Rivera-Barraza trace how their subjects came to be who they are today, and what role the city of New York has played in their trajectories. Interviewees include Andres Serrano, Candy Pratts Price, Carolina Herrera, Enrique Norten, Estrellita Brodsky, Francisco Costa, José Parlá, Lazaro Hernandez, María Cornejo and Nina Garcia. Shop now.

Humans of New York: Stories – Ever since Brandon Stanton began interviewing people on the streets of New York, his dialogue with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Shop now.

New York Then and Now – Sites include Ellis Island, Governors Island, Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, U.S. Custom House, Bowling Green, Federal Hall, Broad Street, Wall Street, Singer Building, World Trade Center, Woolworth Building, City Hall, Park Row, Brooklyn Bridge, Mulberry Street Market, Hudson River Piers, the High Line, Washington Square Arch, Cooper Union, Fifth Avenue, the Flatiron Building, Metropolitan Life Building, Madison Avenue, Macy’s Penn Station, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City, Plaza Hotel, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Shea Stadium, and much more. Shop now.

New York City on Instagram From gorgeous skylines and jaw-dropping aerials to hidden treasures, this timely collection showcases 300 striking images of NYC by more than 40 acclaimed Instagram photographers. New York City has become the most photographed city in the world on Instagram, and at no time has its humming energy been more passionately and extensively captured than right now. This first-of-its-kind book brings the Instagram experience into a beautifully curated collection that reveals New York City in a vivid, new light. The featured photographers, who range from hobbyists to professionals and collectively have millions of followers on Instagram, have made names for themselves through their distinctive styles and perspectives; together, their work paints a unique portrait of New York City rediscovered in the age of Instagram. Shop now.

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