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Hello NY: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs Hardcover – March 18, 2014
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"In an endearing combination memoir and Baedeker, the illustrator Julia Rothman serves up factoids and ruminations..." -The New York Times
"From bodegas to bras, a visual serenade to Gotham's emblems and eccentricities." - Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
"This "illustrated love letter to the five boroughs" is also a guidebook full of details, including where the original Original Ray's was, and a journal about oddly memorable New York moments." - Time Out NY
"...a whimsical, kaleidoscopic perspective on a city that's changing by the second." - Fast Company
"Julia's Rothman's love letter to NYC is one of the most moving things I've read all year. Whether you're a local or just visiting, it breaks down some of the most beloved - and unknown - areas of all five boroughs and brings them to life." - Design*Sponge
"An endearing combination memoir and Baedeker." - New York Times
"Artist and author Julia Rothman pays eclectic tribute to the city, illustrating the unexpected.... Very personal and charming." - New York Daily News
"Julia Rothman has been one of my favorite illustrators for the past ten years, and this book hit home with me in a way that few other books have ever done. From heartfelt poems dedicated to New York City's bodegas to the beautifully illustrated ceilings of Grand Central Station, Hello, New York is both a welcome guide to visitors and new residents and a familiar friend to those who grew up here." - Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge
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This is a picture book and the art is drawn in sketch-style.
The book recounts the personal experiences from Julia Rothman on what it's like to grow up in New York, the interesting things and places around the city, food, lesser known buildings, museums, etc.
Some of the more interesting stories I like are that of finding a hidden tennis court at Grand Central Station, interview with a NYC taxi driver, librarian, owner of a Tattoo museum.
The book's a 144-page hardcover, about A5 size. I finished reading in one sitting and it makes me want to read more. I hope there's a sequel because there's obviously so much more to the city. But even in a small book like this, there are already quite many surprises.
My favourite part is the book feels really personal as it's written in first person view. The drawings are delightful with the loose lines and colours. Accompanying text are in handwritten typeface.
Wonderful book. I like sketchbooks and I love this one.
(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
This book would make a perfect gift for the grumpy New Yorker in your life, or for kids (teenagers, unless you want to explain a couple of things to the younger ones). She even includes a detailed index to tell you how to find your way to all the interesting "secret" places, so this would be a great book to read before coming to visit New York, too.
This is my favorite book about New York City!
(Unless you are using Kindle on iPad or the Kindle Fire, buy the paper version of the book so you can see the beautiful drawings in full color.)
and one for a friend whose job sent her to Florida. Not a flashy book - a heartwarming book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought a used book, and I was surprised that it looks like a new one. The book is worthwhile and I love the illustration of every contents!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Light hearted, a glimpse into the boroughs from another perspectivePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
While this book was not exactly what I expected, I liked reading it, and found a few spots that will be part of my next trip to the city.Published 16 months ago by Rhona E. Foster