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Book awards: New York City Book Award

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Works (88)

The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth T. JacksonBook of the Year, 1995
Brooklyn: An Illustrated History by Susan Snyder-GrenierBook of the Year, 1996
Manhattan in Maps, 1527-1995 by Paul E. CohenBook of the Year, 1997
Terra-Cotta Skyline by Susan TunickBook of the Year, 1997
Displaying women: spectacles of leisure in Edith Wharton's New York by Maureen E. MontgomeryUnusual topic, 1998
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. BurrowsBook of the Year, 1998
New York, an Illustrated History of the People by Allon SchoenerPhotographic work, 1998
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology by Phillip LopateFiction, 1998
'Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourtMemoir, 1999
Morgan: American Financier by Jean StrouseBiography, 1999
New York 1880 by Robert A. M. SternBook of the Year, 1999
Sector 7 by David WiesnerChildren's Book, 1999
AIA Guide to New York City by Norval WhiteSpecial citation of merit, 2000
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonFiction, 2000
Bronx Accent: A Literary and Pictorial History of the Borough by Lloyd UltanBorough history, 2000
Heartbeats in the Muck: the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor by John WaldmanNatural history, 2000
Old Queens, N.Y., in Early Photographs: 261 Prints by Vincent F. SeyfriedLifetime achievement, 2000
Working-Class New York by Joshua Benjamin FreemanHistory, 2000
Five Points by Tyler AnbinderHistory, 2001
Lookin' for Bird in the Big City by Robert BurleighChildren's Book, 2001
Unearthing Gotham by Anne-Marie CantwellHistory, 2001
American Ground by William LangewiescheJournalism, 2002
Coney Island, Lost and Found by Charles DensonBook of the Year, 2002
Fireboat, the Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira KalmanChildren's Book, 2002
Harlem, Lost and Found by Michael Henry AdamsArchitectural history, 2002
A Modern Arcadia by Susan L. KlausLandscape history, 2002
New York Streetscapes: Tales of Manhattan's Significant Buidlings and Landmarks by Christopher GraySpecial citation of merit, 2003
The newsboys' lodging-house, or, The confessions of William James by Jon BoorstinHistorical fiction, 2003
Triangle: The Fire that Changed America by David Von DrehleBook of the Year, 2003
Waterworks, a Photographic Journey through New York's Hidden Water System by Stanley GreenbergPhotography, 2003
Blue Blood by Edward ConlonBook of the Year, 2004
From Abyssinian to Zion by David W. DunlapBook of the Year, 2004
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto2004
Mimmy and Sophie, All Around the Town by Miriam CohenChildren's Book, 2004
Subway Style by New York Transit MuseumArchitecture, 2004
Waterfront, a Journey around Manhattan by Phillip LopateBook of the Year, 2004
The Mythic City by Donald AlbrechtPhotography, 2005
New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan by Jill LeporeBook of the Year, 2005
Redemption, the Life of Henry Roth by Steven G. KellmanBiography, 2005
Biography of a Tenement House in New York City by Andrew S. DolkartSocial history, 2006
Ely Jacques Kahn, Architect by Jewel SternArchitecture, 2006
Picturing the City by Rebecca ZurierArt, 2006
New York Rises by Michael LorenziniPhotography, 2007
Trying Leviathan by D. Graham BurnettHistory, 2007
The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York by Gail FenskeBook of the Year, 2008
Boulevard of Dreams: Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx by Constance RosenblumSocial History, 2009
The Hudson-Fulton Celebration : New York's river festival of 1909 and the making of a metropolis by Kathleen Eagen JohnsonHistory, 2009
Mapping New York by Black Dog PublishingVisual History, 2009
Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn by Ayala FaderCultural Anthropology, 2009
The Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929 by Andrew S. DolkartArchitecture, 2009
Harlem: A Century in Images by Deborah WillisPhotography, 2010
Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment in Integrated Housing (American Institutions and Society) by Peter R. EisenstadtHistory, 2010
Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood by Martin LemelmanMemoir, 2010
Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City by Carla L. PetersonHistory, 2011
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York by Suleiman OsmanFirst Book, 2011
Open City by Teju ColeFiction, 2011
From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant by Alex GilvarryFirst Book, 2012
New York Nights by James T. Murray2012
One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World by Joe McKendryPhotography, 2012
Building Seagram by Phyllis LambertArchitecture, 2013
Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul CollinsHistory, 2013
Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America by Matt ApuzzoFirst Book, 2013
New York City of Trees by Benjamin SwettPhotography, 2013
Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York by Ted SteinbergNatural History, 2014
J.D. Salinger The Escape Artist by Thomas BellerBiography/Memoir, 2014
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus LishFiction, 2014
Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City by Catherine McNeurFirst Book, 2014
City on a Grid: How New York Became New York by Gerard Koeppelnot in English Common Knowledge2015
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 by Robin Franknot in English Common Knowledge2015
One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York by Arthur Browne2015
Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire by Shane White2015
Reading Publics: New York City's Public Libraries, 1754-1911 by Tom Glynnnot in English Common KnowledgeFirst book, 2015
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky2016
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder2016
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill2016
Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man by Corey PeguesHornblower Award for a First Book, 2016
Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast2017
Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford2017
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace2017
The Leavers: A Novel by Lisa KoHornblower Award for a First Book, 2017
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan2017
New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture by Anthony W. Robins2017
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson2018
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter2018
Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City by Albert SamahaHornblower Award for a First Book, 2018
One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway by Ezra Bookstein2018
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo2018
The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser2018

Award description

Awarded by the New York Society Library
The New York Society Library Book Awards, established in 1996, honor books of literary quality or historical importance that, in the opinion of the selection committee, evoke the spirit or enhance appreciation of New York City. It is not necessary that the city be the major subject of the book, but it must play an essential, invigorating role beyond that of the setting.
The New York City Book Awards website
Multiple awards are given each year without ranking ranging from one to six awards in a varying number of categories
A Special Citation of Merit was awarded in 2002 to ProQuest for digitalization of the New York Times (1851-1999)
One of the awards in 2004 was given to Arcadia Publishers for their Images of America series of books


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