The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees
Author: Sparky Lyle,Peter Golenbock
Category: Sports & Recreation
The acclaimed relief pitcher shares his frequently bitter memories of the Yankees' championship 1978 season, one marred by various feuds and much infighting, alternating with irreverent anecdotes about his eccentric superstar teammates, managers, and owners. Reprint.
Author: Sparky Lyle,Peter Golenbock
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Category: Sports & Recreation
Lyle's frequently bitter memories of the Yankees' championship season, one marred by various feuds and much infighting, alternate with irreverent anecdotes about his eccentric superstar teammates
Let's Go to the Bronx Zoo
Author: Shamise Poston
Category: Juvenile Fiction
New York City, also known as the Concrete Jungle, is one of the busiest cities in the world. Mya lives with her mom, Ms. Lisa, right in the middle of the city. Ms. Lisa runs Concrete Jungle Day Care. Every morning, Mason, AJ, Serenity, and Sarah's parents drop them off before they go to work. Mya loves that her mom has a day care because she gets to see her friends every day. They eat together, laugh together, and play together, but their favorite part of the day is naptime. Yes, naptime. You see, Mya has a teddy bear named Sammy. Sammy isn't just a regular bear--he's a magical bear, one that can bring your dreams to life, and when the Concrete Jungle Kids take a nap, they go on adventures. With Sammy, the Concrete Jungle Kids can go anywhere.
Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball
Author: Jeff Katz
"1981 was a watershed moment in American sports, when players turned an oligarchy of owners into a game where they had a real voice. Midway through the season, a game-changing strike ripped baseball apart, the first time a season had ever been stopped in the middle because of a strike. Marvin Miller and the Players' Association squared off against Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and the owners in a fight to protect players' rights to free agency and defend America's pastime. Though a time-bomb was ticking as the 1981 season began, the game rose to impressive--and now legendary--heights. Pete Rose chased Stan Musial's National League hit record and rookie Fernando Valenzuela was creating a sensation as the best pitcher in the league when the stadiums went dark and the players went on strike. For the first time in modern history, there were first and second-half champions and the two teams with the overall best records in the National League were not awarded playoff berths. When the season resumed after an absence of 712 games, the season picked up again with a Nolan Ryan no-hitter. The Dodgers bested their long-time rivals in a Yankees-Dodgers World Series, the last classic matchup of those storied opponents. Pulling from incredible and extensive interviews with almost all of the strike's major players, Split Season: 1981 brings back the on-field and off-field drama of an unforgettable baseball year"--
How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction
Author: Neil Waldman
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Reveals how the American Bison Society saved a significant portion of North America's heritage and native peoples' culture in 1907 by shipping buffalo from the Bronx Zoo to the Comanche reservation in Oklahoma.
Author: Evelyn Diaz Gonzalez
The history and development of the Bronx, beginning with its start as a series of commuter villages to its current status as a home for New York's heterogeneous Hispanic and African American population, is traced in a fascinating study of a vibrant American community.
Tales from a Lifetime Spent with Cobras, Crocs, and Other Extraordinary Creature s
Author: Peter Brazaitis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From catching alligators in the reservoirs of New York and capturing giant crocodiles in Venezuela and giant frogs in West Africa to finding mummified human heads in a Bronx apartment, eels on a bus, cobras on the loose, and crocodiles that make change—a memoir of one man’s career working with exotic reptiles and other animals. After the teenage Peter Brazaitis brought home one creepy crawly creature too many, his stepmother declared, “You are an animal, and you belong in a zoo!” He took her at her word. He went directly from high school in Brooklyn to a job at the Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo, where he stayed for more than thirty years, eventually becoming superintendent of reptiles. He later became curator of the Central Park Zoo, and continues to work with law enforcement as a forensic specialist in the fight to stop illegal importation and slaughter of reptiles for the luxury exotic-leather industry. (His effectiveness at this would earn him the moniker “The Bald-Headed Snake Keeper in the Bronx.”) You Belong in a Zoo! presents the amazing experiences Brazaitis has had in more than four decades of working with wild animals. Enlightening, funny, and often outrageous, You Belong in a Zoo! is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at zoos, animal people, and some of nature’s most extraordinary creatures. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Joan Scheier
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Situated within the five boroughs of New York City are five zoos and one aquarium. New York City Zoos and Aquarium chronicles the establishment of the Central Park Zoo, the Bronx Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Queens Zoo, the Staten Island Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. Popular children's zoos are also featured. The city's first zoo opened in Central Park in the 1850s, while the newest zoo opened in Queens after the 1964 World's Fair. While each one of these facilities has many similarities, they all have their own unique attributes. All of the facilities are focused on education, conservation, and the care of the animals that now reside in natural habitats.
In Bits and Pieces
Author: Bill Twomey
If you have ever been curious as to why there is a "the" in the Bronx or how the borough came to be named, look no further. Bill Twomey reveals the ins and outs of Bronx history as no one else can, and he does it in over 200 stories so you can read as much or as little as you like whether you have a few moments or a few hours. Find out the origins of the various communities of the borough and the stories of the many celebrities and interesting people who call the Bronx home. Whether you came from West Farms, Hunts Point, Glason Point, Throggs Neck, or Riverdale, there are stories here to entertain and educate you. Freedomland, Parkchester, Fort Schuyler, the Concourse, Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and tales of old Baychester will remind you of a bygone era. No community is left out of the fascinating book that will make you the guru of all things Bronx.
The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough
Author: Lloyd Ultan,Shelley Olson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Often overlooked by most tourists and locals alike, the Bronx—one of five boroughs that comprise the city of New York—is rich in cultural and historical attractions. From the Bronx Zoo (the largest urban zoo in the United States) to the New York Botanical Garden (one of the most visited botanical gardens in the world), this borough has something for everyone. Visitors can explore historical locations (including where George Washington slept and where Edgar Allan Poe lived and worked), watch a game in one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the United States—Yankee Stadium—and sample delicious Italian food in New York’s real “Little Italy” on Arthur Avenue and New England style seafood at City Island along the edge of Long Island Sound. Author and foremost historian of the Bronx Lloyd Ultan and educator Shelley Olson have teamed up to create a handy guidebook with detailed maps that will provide all the information prospective visitors need for planning their adventures to famous and little-known sites, including the hours, admission fees, and directions to featured attractions. The Bronx—which includes thirty-six color photographs—provides visitors with informative chapters on more than twelve of the borough’s extraordinary destinations as well as self-guided walking tours of some of the most ethnically, architecturally, and historically diverse neighborhoods. History buffs will find beautifully preserved eighteenth- and nineteenth-century homes, the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (which pays homage to many familiar faces in American history), and Woodlawn Cemetery (the final resting place for prominent Americans including Duke Ellington, Joseph Pulitzer, Gloria Vanderbilt Whitney, and Thomas Nast). In addition to the botanical garden, nature lovers can enjoy the beautiful Pelham Bay Park and Van Cortlandt Park. The Bronx also highlights the surprising number of art galleries, museums, and performance venues that visitors are sure to enjoy, further demonstrating the borough’s cultural prominence. .
Author: A.D. Santiago
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sophie: A Bronx Tail is about finding your place in the world. Sophie, an elephant at the Bronx Zoo, always wonders what’s on the other side. One day, after hours, she decides to explore the zoo and ends up having an amazing adventure of self-discovery. As a mom and a teacher, I have experienced children’s curiosity regarding what happens to the zoo animals when the zoo closes at night. As a child, I loved elephants and often wondered the same. The Wild Asia enclosure is one of my favorite spots at the Bronx Zoo. I took this opportunity to awaken children’s curiosity about zoos, while emphasizing a lesson about being happy with oneself. Some fun-facts, in the Author’s Note, are also included to pique children’s interest in the Bronx Zoo and some of the animals encountered by Sophie while on her adventure. Reading to your child is a gift, and it is my hope that this book provides your child with this gift. A portion of the yearly profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang
Author: James Hannon
Richard Price, Academy Award nominated screenwriter and mainstream author of The Wanderers says, "I read through [Lost Boys of the Bronx] in one sitting - It was GREAT!" Straight from the streets of the mid-1960s Bronx comes a book about one of the borough's most feared gangs - The Ducky Boys. While their unusual name alone might contradict their reputation, in the Norwood/Bainbridge section of the Bronx their appearances provoked an ominous dread. So much so, that when Richard Price needed inspiration for a terrifying gang in his novel (and later movie) The Wanderers, he knew exactly which gang to choose. Lost Boys of the Bronx tells the story of the Ducky Boys in their own words. It is a story of how a few pre-teen kids in the Botanical Gardens turned into a gang of hundreds - and a gang so alarming that rumors of their arrival would shut down local schools. This is also a study of the mostly Irish Bronx neighborhood in which the Ducky Boys were born, and where so many of the Ducky kids got caught up in the tumultuous times of the '60s where their fierce loyalty was the only thing that got them through. This is not your typical gang book. It neither praises nor demonizes the gang for the things they did, but rather simply reports what happened - warts and all. You'll see the truth behind the Ducky Boys' gang - their lives, their loves, their pranks and crimes, and so much more. To borrow from a particular product's slogan - with a name like the Ducky Boys, you knew they HAD to be tough.
Author: Joyce Altman,Sue Goldberg
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes the activities at the Bronx Zoo and introduces the animals on display.
Author: Annette Berkovits
From cougars, orangutans, supersize snakes, fugitive pigs, and a shocked New York City cabbie, Confessions is fascinating, and often hilarious. Berkovits masterfully regales readers with stories that give the inside scoop on what went on behind the scenes at one of the world's most famous zoos with facts that read like fiction! Her tales will surprise and enlighten. A must read for all animal lovers and those interested in the future of wildlife. ..".a remarkable story, fascinating and unique...with a deft blend of personal insight and eloquent story-telling, Berkovits takes us from a remote village in Kyrgyzstan to the Bronx Zoo... from neophyte to international leader in her field." -William Conway, former President of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Director of the Bronx Zoo ..".a story that goes far beyond its title. Berkovits goes from a difficult childhood devoid of any real animal connections, to become one of the world's foremost leaders in wildlife conservation education... fascinating and inspiring." - Alan Rabinowitz PhD, Zoologist, Author, CEO Panthera
Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope Along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx
Author: Constance Rosenblum
Publisher: NYU Press
Presents a history of the thoroughfare designed by Louis Aloys Risse that spans over four miles through the center of the West Bronx, the Grand Boulevard, and Concourse and explores the various aspects of Jewish communal life near the boulevard.
The Paradoxical World of Zoos and Their Uncertain Future
Author: David Hancocks
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A former zoo director explores the checkered history of zoos--from ancient Egypt to the present--and advocates a new kind of institution that emphasizes worldwide conservation projects, landscape immersion, and educational programs.