- Series: Discovering Vintage
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; First edition (June 18, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0762784547
- ISBN-13: 978-0762784547
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Things change quickly in the city that never sleeps. A restaurant that was there a week ago might have vanished in the span of a New York minute. Mitch Broder is a journalist who is well aware of the transience of ‘vintage’ New York. Even the places that you assume will be around forever can one day disappear.
“But this fun little book celebrates what is still around. Broder visits the classic New York restaurants, shops and nightclubs . . . places that form the heart of the city. All of the spots profiled here have plenty of character . . . [and] Broder goes into depth. He tells the story of each establishment and offers portraits of the personalities involved.”
—June Sawyers, Chicago Tribune
“A nostalgia-lover’s guide, Discovering Vintage New York not only recalls some of the city’s favorite restaurants and other hangouts but also reveals the people behind them.”
—Sam Roberts, New York Times
“Mitch Broder respects his elders: venerable chop houses, hot dog stands with aged neon signs, timeworn diners, classic bookstores.”
—Chris Erikson, New York Post
“A Big Apple time machine.”
—Scott Rosenberg, amNewYork
“In an age when Times Square feels like Disney World and Manhattan is overrun by chain stores and franchise coffee houses, Broder takes readers to locales where the quirky charm of old New York still thrives.”
—Richard Liebson, Gannett Newspapers
“If you long for a time forgotten and a guide to the bygone metropolis, read Discovering Vintage York. Your next visit to the Big Apple could be an unforgettable one.”
—Cristine Struble, Examiner.com
“If you’re ever here, this is your guide.”
—Julie Banderas, Fox News
“Discovering Vintage New York is a must-have guide to what remains—before it vanishes.”
—Jeremiah Moss, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York
“Mitch does a marvelous job as both a storyteller and historian. His descriptions are often hilarious, always delightful, and razor-sharp.”
—Joe Franklin, broadcasting legend, Bloomberg Radio
“It’s the ‘weird stores’ of New York that keep its heart in place, and Mitch has written a wonderful book about those weird stores, and how they keep the heart and soul of New York intact.”
—Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon
“Mitch Broder’s voice is impeccable, a master of economy. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves New York and a tale well-told.”
—Peter D. Kramer, LoHud.com
“Be sure to check out Mitch Broder’s Discovering Vintage New York.”
—Lara Elmayan, UntappedCities.com
“Pick up the book and get to as many of these New York gems as you can.”
—Mary Shustack, Wag Magazine
“I actually learned stuff that I didn’t know . . . about the history of the store before I got here. I got an education out of it.”
—Carol Walsh, owner of Native Leather, Greenwich Village
About the Author
Mitch Broder is a prize-winning journalist who covered New York City for 20 years for Gannett Newspapers, the nation’s largest newspaper chain. He has also written for the New York Times, the Daily News, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other papers.
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While the book is well-rounded and enjoyable, some of the locations listed do not seem particularly worthwhile outside of their historic status. Discussing the book with a friend who has lived here over ten years, her response was that places like Serendipity 3 and the Grand Central Oyster Bar are fun for a birthday or an occasion, but not necessarily the places you go when you want - you know - good food! I feel the same about places like Glaser's: nice if you're in the area, but not necessarily the most delectable eclair or prune danish in the city.
The reason you're going to these places, presumably, is atmosphere and not a rigid foodie agenda. On that basis, there are many pleasant and memorable trips possible through the stories and guidance offered here.
Most recent customer reviews
Loads of ideas and tips.
Makes me want to go back.