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Along the Waterfront

Along the Waterfront

Freighters at New York in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Author: William H. Miller
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445654091
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 128
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An evocative guide to the New York docks in the days of On the Waterfront by 'Mr Ocean Liner' William Miller.

Potomac River Waterfront Property, Alexandria, Virginia

Potomac River Waterfront Property, Alexandria, Virginia

Hearing, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 19842 ... December 10, 1970

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee No. 5
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Waterfronts
  • Page: 68
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Planning and Urban Design Standards

Planning and Urban Design Standards

  • Author: American Planning Association,Frederick R. Steiner,Kent Butler
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118550765
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 448
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The new student edition of the definitive reference on urbanplanning and design Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition is theauthoritative and reliable volume designed to teach students bestpractices and guidelines for urban planning and design. Edited from the main volume to meet the serious student's needs,this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,400 informativeillustrations and includes the latest rules of thumb for designingand evaluating any land-use scheme--from street plantings to newsubdivisions. Students find real help understanding all thepractical information on the physical aspects of planning and urbandesign they are required to know, including: * Plans and plan making * Environmental planning and management * Building types * Transportation * Utilities * Parks and open space, farming, and forestry * Places and districts * Design considerations * Projections and demand analysis * Impact assessment * Mapping * Legal foundations * Growth management preservation, conservation, and reuse * Economic and real estate development Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition providesessential specification and detailing information for various typesof plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types,transportation planning, and mapping and GIS. In addition, expertadvice guides readers on practical and graphical skills, such asmapping, plan types, and transportation planning.

Nymph of Darkness

Nymph of Darkness

  • Author: C. L. Moore
  • Publisher: eStar Books
  • ISBN: 1612104177
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Nysa appeared mysteriously with a request of Northwest Smith... excerpt The thick Venusian dark of the Ednes waterfront in the hours before dawn is breathless and tense with a nameless awareness, a crouching danger. The shapes that move murkily thru its blackness are not daylight shapes. Sun has never shone upon some of those misshapen figures, and what happens in the dark is better left untold. Not even the Patrol ventures there after the lights are out, and the hours between midnight and dawn are outside the law. If dark things happen there the Patrol never knows of them, or desires to know. Powers move thru the darkness along the waterfront to which even the Patrol bows low. Thru that breathless blackness, along a street beneath which the breathing waters whispered, Northwest Smith strolled slowly. No prudent man ventures out after midnight along the waterfront of Ednes unless he has urgent business abroad, but from the leisurely gait that carried Smith soundlessly thru the dark he might have been some casual sightseer. He was no stranger to the Ednes waterfront. He knew the danger thru which he strolled so slowly, and under narrowed lids his colorless eyes were like keen steel probes that searched the dark. Now and then he passed a shapeless shadow that dodged aside to give him way. It might have been no more than a shadow. His no-colored eyes did not waver. He went on, alert and wary. He was passing between two high warehouses that shut out even the faint reflection of light from the city beyond when he first heard that sound of bare, running feet which so surprised him. The patter of frantically fleeing steps is not uncommon along the waterfront, but these were-he listened closer-yes, certainly the feet of a woman or a young boy. Light and quick and desperate. His ears were keen enough to be sure of that. They were coming nearer swiftly. In the blackness even his pale eyes could see nothing, and he drew back against the wall, one hand dropping to the ray gun that hung low on his thigh. He had no desire to meet whatever it was which pursued this fugitive. But his brows knit as the footsteps turned into the street that led between the warehouses. No woman, of whatever class or kind, ventures into this quarter by night. And he became certain as he listened that those feet were a woman's. There was a measured rhythm about them that suggested the Venusian woman's lovely, swaying gait. He pressed flat against the wall, holding his breath. He wanted no sound to indicate his own presence to the terror from which the woman fled. Ten years before he might have dashed out to her-but ten years along the spaceways teaches a man prudence. Gallantry can be foolhardy sometimes, particularly along the waterfront, where any of a score of things might be in close pursuit. At the thought of what some of those things might be the hair prickled faintly along his neck.

Downtowns

Downtowns

Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities

  • Author: Michael A. Burayidi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134573391
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 312
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This collection evaluates the various strategies that different cities have used when attempting to economically revitalize downtown areas.

The New York City Draft Riots

The New York City Draft Riots

Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War

  • Author: Iver Bernstein
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198021711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community. In the end, at least 105 people were killed, making the draft riots the most violent insurrection in American history. In this vividly written book, Iver Bernstein tells the compelling story of the New York City draft riots. He details how what began as a demonstration against the first federal draft soon expanded into a sweeping assault against the local institutions and personnel of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party as well as a grotesque race riot. Bernstein identifies participants, dynamics, causes and consequences, and demonstrates that the "winners" and "losers" of the July 1863 crisis were anything but clear, even after five regiments rushed north from Gettysburg restored order. In a tour de force of historical detection, Bernstein shows that to evaluate the significance of the riots we must enter the minds and experiences of a cast of characters--Irish and German immigrant workers, Wall Street businessmen who frantically debated whether to declare martial law, nervous politicians in Washington and at City Hall. Along the way, he offers new perspectives on a wide range of topics: Civil War society and politics, patterns of race, ethnic and class relations, the rise of organized labor, styles of leadership, philanthropy and reform, strains of individualism, and the rise of machine politics in Boss Tweed's Tammany regime. An in-depth study of one of the most troubling and least understood crises in American history, The New York City Draft Riots is the first book to reveal the broader political and historical context--the complex of social, cultural and political relations--that made the bloody events of July 1863 possible.

The Waterfront Journals

The Waterfront Journals

  • Author: David Wojnarowicz
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802135049
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 127
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The late author, a gay activist, artist, and writer, presents a collection of his early works of autobiographical fiction, written as short monologues delivered by a variety of characters from the highways of America

Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake

  • Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Geotechnical Board
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309050308
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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The Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco area on October 17, 1989, causing 63 deaths and $10 billion worth of damage. This book reviews existing research on the Loma Prieta quake and draws from it practical lessons that could be applied to other earthquake-prone areas of the country. The volume contains seven keynote papers presented at a symposium on the earthquake and includes an overview written by the committee offering recommendations to improve seismic safety and earthquake awareness in parts of the country susceptible to earthquakes.

Waterfront Revolts

Waterfront Revolts

New York and London Dockworkers, 1946-61

  • Author: Colin John Davis
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252028786
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
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Davis also documents struggles by New York black and Hispanic longshoremen against union and employer discrimination and shows how the wildcat strikes in both ports altered the balance of power and facilitated the establishment of viable oppositional movements." "Addressing questions of why dockworkers were such influential and explosive forces in the postwar industrial arena, Waterfront Revolts reveals how workers and trade unions directly influenced cold war politics, the economy, and culture - even across geographical borders."--Jacket.

Discover & Explore Toronto's Waterfront

Discover & Explore Toronto's Waterfront

A Walker's Jogger's Cyclist's Boater's Guide to Toronto's Lakeside Sites and History

  • Author: Mike Filey
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1554881463
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 144
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Out of print for many years, this much sought-after guide is being brought back just in time for the megacity’s first summer. Mike Filey has expanded his original book to include areas that are now the waterfront of the new City of Toronto, stretching from the west end of Etobicoke to the Rouge River in the east. This valuable guide is an essential tool for anyone with an interest in Toronto: tourists, locals, and even out-of-towners who want to learn more about the lakeside sites of North America’s fifth-largest city. The book is divided into three Walks. New and archival photographs and illustrations capture the beauty and charm of the city, while the text provides the history of each site, complete with intriguing and often amusing anecdotes. For residents and tourists, Toronto continues to be a great city to explore. With Discover & Explore Toronto’s Waterfront, exploration is made even more exciting.