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The Bronx Zoo

The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees

Author: Sparky Lyle,Peter Golenbock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572437159

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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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.

Wild Lives

A History of People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo

Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630834343

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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From the moment the very first animals–two small, bedraggled prairie dogs–arrived at the Bronx Zoo in 1899, history was being made. Zookeeping has steadily been evolving over the years: Today, animals that would once have been kept in iron cages roam freely in habitats similar to real prairies, jungles, and forests. Wild Lives takes readers through a century of zookeeping at one of the most-beloved zoos in the world, and shares what zoologists have learned over the years about keeping wild animals.

The Bronx Zoo's Children's Zoo

A Case Study in Exhibit Design and Evaluation

Author: Susan Normandia

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's zoos

Page: 258

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New York City Zoos and Aquarium

Author: Joan Scheier

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738539423

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4699

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.

The Bronx

The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough

Author: Lloyd Ultan,Shelley Olson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813573211

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1945

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. .

Lost Boys of the Bronx

The Oral History of the Ducky Boys Gang

Author: James Hannon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452020566

Category: History

Page: 220

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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.

The Bronx

In Bits and Pieces

Author: Bill Twomey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1600080626

Category: History

Page: 289

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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.

Split Season: 1981

Fernandomania, the Bronx Zoo, and the Strike that Saved Baseball

Author: Jeff Katz

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466843772

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The never-before-told story of the momentous season torn in half by the bitter players strike. 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 MLB 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 majors 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; the two teams with the overall best records in the National League were not awarded play-off berths. When the season resumed after an absence of 712 games, Rose's resumption of his pursuit, the resurgence of Reggie Jackson, the rise of the Montreal Expos, and a Nolan Ryan no-hitter became notable events. The Dodgers bested their longtime rivals in a Yankees-Dodgers World Series, the last classic matchup of those storied opponents. Sourcing incredible and extensive interviews with almost all of the major participants in the strike, Split Season: 1981 returns us to the on- and off-field drama of an unforgettable baseball year.

A Pelican Swallowed My Head

And Other Zoo Stories

Author: Edward R. Ricciuti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689825323

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 222

View: 7649

Presents stories about some of the animals that live at the Bronx Zoo and the staff members who work there.

Dear Bronx Zoo

Author: Joyce Altman,Sue Goldberg

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380716494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 156

View: 9995

Describes the activities at the Bronx Zoo and introduces the animals on display.

The Bronx

Author: Kathleen A. McAuley,Gary Hermalyn

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143962383X

Category: History

Page: 96

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With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. The Bronx was given its name in 1898 when the new borough was named after its single largest geographical feature: the Bronx River. The Bronx showcases the borough's rich history in a personal way through vintage and contemporary images. Kathleen A. McAuley is the director of museums and curator for the Bronx County Historical Society. Gary Hermalyn, coauthor of Yankee Stadium: 1923-2008, is the CEO of the Bronx County Historical Society.

The Bronx

Author: Evelyn Gonzalez

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231121156

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Bronx is a fascinating history of a singular borough, mapping its evolution from a loose cluster of commuter villages to a densely populated home for New York's African American and Hispanic populations. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, and big government were not the only reasons for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, a combination of population shifts, public housing initiatives, economic recession, and urban overdevelopment caused its decline. Yet she also proves that ongoing urbanization and neighborhood fluctuations are the very factors that have allowed the Bronx to undergo one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history. The process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future.

Time Out New York

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 1846703190

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 1559

Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.

East Bronx, East of the Bronx River

Author: Bill Twomey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738503011

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 7756

Using a collection of many never-before-seen photographs, East Bronx: East of the Bronx River celebrates the history of this group of neighborhoods. From the late 1800s to the present day, the area has undergone many dramatic changes. The most important factor in the history of the east Bronx is the development of mass transit. Its introduction to the Bronx brought a new age of commuters, people seeking professions largely in Manhattan as well as the comforts of suburbia and a more rural atmosphere for raising families. The elevated trains and the highway construction between 1910 and 1940 helped to triple the population. Property values rose and new construction became commonplace along the waterfront from Pelham Bay to Clason Point as summer houses were built. Today, the area east of the river is a community rich in history and diversity. Here we can watch the changing landscape, as old modes of transportation replace new ones, neighborhoods evolve, and the people of the Bronx build communities full of pride.

You Belong in a Zoo!

Tales from a Lifetime Spent with Cobras, Crocs, and Other Extraordinary Creature s

Author: Peter Brazaitis

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780307417824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7439

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.

Banned in the Bronx

The Yankee Hater Memoirs 1953-2005

Author: Gene Hutmaker,Michael A. Hutmaker

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 1589398416

Category: Humor

Page: 404

View: 2538

Baseball fans will relive the past 50 years of America's greatest pastime through the eyes of the Yankee Hater. This book chronicles the year-by-year account of each baseball season with little or no mention of the success of the New York Yankees, but rather a highlight of their failures. This is the Yankee Hater's narration of 50+ years of baseball, life and everything in between.

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