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eBooks and eAudio

New York City: Lonely Planet City Guide, available from Overdrive

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Plan your perfect trip, with the help of three local authors, 240 hours of research, 63 slices of pizza and 315 miles of subway rides. Get the low-down on the High Line, Hudson River Park and other urban transformations. A new color section gives you insider picks for NYC's arts and cultural offerings. 

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis, eBook available from Overdrive

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In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.

For most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. 

Stories from Suffragette City edited by M.J. Rose and Fiona Davis, eAudiobook available from Overdrive

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Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915. It's the day when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City. Thirteen of today's bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs. 

The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly, read by Jacqui Duncan, eAudio available from BorrowBox

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When Skye Rogers and her twin brother Red move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care. And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York.

Digital Magazines

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Enjoy titles such as The New York Review of Books, the New Yorker and Bon Appetit with Overdrive.

Movies

Beamafilm has a wonderful selection of films and documentaries where New York is the star.

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Frances Ha: A story that follows a New York woman, who doesn't really have an apartment. She apprentices for a dance company although she's not really a dancer, and throws herself headlong into her dreams. 

Banksy Does New York: Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world’s best known living artists. Banksy Does New York is an exhilarating survey of Banksy’s city-wide exhibit and at the same time a vibrant portrait of the city itself. 

An Englishman in New York: John Hurt stars as Quentin Crisp (a role he originally played in 1975’s ‘The Naked Civil Servant’) in this biographical drama based on the last 20 years of Crisp’s life. The literary figure and gay iconoclast emigrated to New York in 1981 and lived there until his death in 1999.  

LennoNYC: A look at the period of time musician John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City during the 1970s. 

Bill Cunningham New York: "We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours".  

Page One - Inside the New York Times: In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, Page One - Inside the New York Times   deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil.