Name of Collection: New York City

School Name: Bank Street College of Education School for Children

Address: 610 West 112th Street

Phone:212 875 4452

Fax: 212 875 4558

Librarian: Lisa Von Drasek & Maura McGill

Librarian's e-mail:


Resources about New York City for students grades kindergarten through 8th grade.


New York City, New York, New York, Gotham, New Amsterdam, Ellis Island, Coney Island, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx, Harlem Renaissance, Central Park.City of New York, Harlem, Immigration, Emigration, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Subject Headings:

New York,

Dewey Decimal Classification(s):

New York City, 917.47, or 974.7, Colonial New York- 974.71, Brooklyn Bridge,624

Key Books:

The Encyclopedia of New York City / edited by Kenneth T. Jackson. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press ; New York : New-York Historical Society, c1995. Call #: 974.71003 E56n

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance / Aberjhani and Sandra L. West ; foreword by Clement Alexander Price. by Aberjhani, 1957- New York : Checkmark Books, c2003. Call #: 810.9896073 A145e

Gotham : a history of New York City to 1898 / by Burrows, Edwin G., 1943- New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. Call #: 974.71 B972g,

Wild New York : a guide to the wildlife, wild places & natural phenomena of New York City by Mittelbach, Margaret. New York : Crown, c1997. Call #: 508.7471 M685w,

One nation : America remembers September 11, 2001. Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 2001. Call #: J 973.931 O

Reference (non-circ):

Theses - Bank Street College of Education holds original curriculum created by our graduate students for their theses. Here are a selection of curriculum on New York City themes:

The Brooklyn Bridge study : the planning and implementation of a social studies curriculum for seven year olds by Bauer, Elise. 1999. Call #: T 1999 B344b

How people travel around New York City : a social studies curriculum for 4/5-year olds by Foley, Kathryn.2006. Call #: T 2006 F663h

Studying the subway : an interdisciplinary study of the New York City subway for the first grade by Robinson, Eve. 2006. Call #: T 2006 R659s

City roots : journal of a guerrilla gardener : a graphic novel with supporting materials,by Vowels, Courtney. 2006. Call #: T 2006 V974c

Visions of New York : an exploration of New York City through photography and writing / by Yeo, Lesley Liu-Pinn. 2006. Call #: T 2006 Y46e

Investigating immigration : a comparison curriculum focused on immigration to New York City by Eastern Europeans in early 1900's and Latin American immigrants from 1980 to the present , by Dueker, Tara. 2005. Call #: T 2005 D842i

How people travel into and around New York : a social studies curriculum for 5/6-year olds by Zamor, Claudine. 2003.

Our community : New York City, a standards-based conceptual social studies curriculum for a child-centered second grade classroom by Huffman, Elizabeth. 2003. Call #: T 2003 H998o

A study of New Amsterdam : third grade social studies curriculum by Ng, Li Lai. 2003. Call #: T 2003 N576s

Saturdays at the Donnell Library : an original story, by Morris, Danielle M. 2003. Call #: T 2003 M875s Here and now, there and then : a study of early New York City for the fourth grade by Flicker, Seth. 2002. Call #: T 2002 F621h

The Brooklyn Bridge study : the planning and implementation of a social studies curriculum for seven year olds by Bauer, Elise. 1999. Call #: T 1999 B344b

Non-fiction: Recent non-fiction about New York Cityexternal image c.gif

Arriving at Ellis Island by Anderson, Dale. World Almanac Library, c2002. Call #: J 304.8 A

I was dreaming to come to America: memories from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. Puffin Books, c1995. Call #: J 307.76 I

Shutting out the sky : life in the tenements of New York, 1880-1924 by Hopkinson, Deborah.Orchard Books, 2003. Call #: J 307.76 H

Forgotten Ellis Island : the extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital by Conway, Lorie. Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2007. Call #: J 362.11 C

Old Penn Station by Low, William. Holt, 2007. Call #:: J 385.3 L

The New York subways by DuTemple, Lesley A. Lerner Publications, c2003. Call # J 388.4 D

City hawk : the story of Pale Male by McCarthy, Meghan. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007. Call # J 598.9 M

A guide to native plants of the New York City region by Gargiullo, Margaret B. Rivergate Books, c2007. Call #: J 635.9 G

Central Park, an American masterpiece / text and photographs by Miller, Sara Cedar. New York : H.N. Abrams : In association with the Central Park Conservancy, 2003. Call #: J 917.47 M

The Chrysler Building : creating a New York icon, day by day by Stravitz, David. Princeton Architectural Press, c2002. Call #: J 725 S

Subway style : 100 years of architecture & design in the New York City subway; introduction by Joseph Giovannini ; original photographs by Andrew Garn. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, c2004. Call #: J 724 S

The New York Mets by Stewart, Mark, with content consultant James L. Gates. 1960- Chicago, Ill. : Norwood House Press, c2007.Call #: J 796.357 S

The entrance place of wonders : poems of the Harlem Renaissance / selected by Daphne Muse; illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. Harry N. Abrams, 2006. Call #: J 811 E

Poems of New York / selected and edited by Elizabeth Schmidt. Knopf , Distributed by Random House, c2002. Call #: J 811 P

The Harlem Renaissance / Andy Koopmans. by Koopmans, Andy. Farmington Hills, MI : Lucent Books, c2006. Call #: J 974.7 K

The 9/11 report : a graphic adaptation by Jacobson, Sidand Ernie Colón ; [with a foreword by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton]. . New York : Hill and Wang, c2006. Call #: J 973.931 J

September 11 : a testimony / Reuters. New York : Pearson Education ; Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, c2002. Call #: J 973.931 S

The story of the Statue of Liberty by Niz, Xavier. illustrated by Cynthia Martin and Brent Schoonover. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2006. Call #: J 974.71 N

Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl / by Bolden, Tonya. New York : Harry N. Abrams, c2005. Call #: J 974.7 B

The Black New Yorkers : the Schomburg illustrated chronology / by Dodson, Howard, Christopher Moore, Roberta Yancy. . New York : John Wiley, c2000. Call #: J 974.7 D

Fiction: Recent fiction set in New York City

Drita, my homegirl by Lombard, Jenny.New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2006. Call #: J F L

Gregor and the marks of secret by Collins, Suzanne.New York : Scholastic Press, 2006. Call #: J F C

Charlotte in New York / by Knight, Joan. ; illustrations by Melissa Sweet. San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, c2006.Call #: J F K

911 : the book of help / edited by Michael Cart ; with Marianne Carus and Marc Aronson. Chicago : Cricket Books, 2002. Call #: J 810.8 C

Web Sites:

The Museum of the City of New York -

Ellis Island Immigration Museum-

New York Times-Student Navigator-Selective guide to the internet.

New York Public Library digital collections- key word "City of New York"- Historical Maps.-


Statue of Liberty [videorecording][DVD] a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Buddy Squires, Ken Burns ; written by Bernard A. Weisburger, Geoffrey C. Ward. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2002. Call #: DVD J 974.7 S

New York, a documentary film. Episode one: 1609-1825. The country and the city [videorecording][DVD] a Steeplechase Films production in association with WGBH Boston, Thirteen/WNET New York, New York Historical Society ; producers, Lisa Ades, Ric Burns ; director, Ric Burns. [United States] : PBS Home Video : distributed by

Comunity Resources:

NYPL, Digital **Library**

**Queens** Borough **Public Library**,

Brooklyn Public Library

Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservatory

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Central Park Zoo

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Hayden Planetarium

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York Aquarium

New York Hall of Science

Curriculum Standards Related to This Topic:

Social Studies Standard 1: History of the United States and New York Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.

Standard 3: Geography Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the geography of the interdependent world in which we live—local, national, and global—including the distribution of people, places, and environments over the Earth’s surface.