CLINTON (New York City) HISTORY PROJECT

Non Fiction


The newspapers Chelsea Clinton News, Clinton Community Press,and Clinton Chronicle are on microfilm at New York Public Library. Center for the Humanities. Newspaper Division


AIA Guide to New York City. 3rd Edition.Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988. Pages 221-237. Architectural guide to this area.

AIA Guide to New York City. 4th Edition.Three Rivers Press 2000. See the Clinton chapter and, also, Times Square to Columbus Circle, for information on buildings west of Eighth Avenue.

Asbury, Herbert. Gangs of New York. Capricorn 1970, 1928.Includes Hell's Kitchen gangs.

Berger, Meyer. Eight Million. Columbia University Press 1983, 1942.Article on 47th Street Precinct.

Boys like use: gay writers tell their coming out stories. Avon, 1996.See Douglas Sadawnick.

Brendle, Mary. Clinton/Hell's Kitchen and its Women. M. Brendle, 1997. In libraries and at www.hellskitchen.net.A history rich in information not found elsewhere. Many historic photos.

Browne, Henry J., One Stop Above Hell's Kitchen. Custombook, 1977. Centennial for Sacred Heart Church includes valuable historical material.

Byrnes, Clara. Block Sketches of New York City. Radbridge Company, Inc. 1918. Includes descriptions of the residents of one block in the West 50's.

Chantiles, Vilma Liacouras. New York Ethnic Food Market Guide and Cookbook. Dodd, Mead and Company, 1984.See pages 69-83 for local information.

Dodson, Dan Williams. Between Hell's Kitchen and San Juan Hill. Human Relations Studies, 1952. Lists social agencies.

Encyclopedia of New York City. Somerset Publishers, 1982

English, T. J. Westies. Putnam, 1990. Post War crime scene.

Federal Writers Project. New York City Guide. Random House, 1939.Pages 155-160.

Feininger, Andreas. New York in the Forties. Dover Publications, Inc., 1978. Pages 57-66 give photos.

Gilfoyle, Timothy J. City of Eros. Norton, 1992. See map of prostitution in New York City in 1910-1919.

Gourevitch, Philip. A Cold Case Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. A determined detective tracks down a Hell's Kitchen hoodlum.

Green Dreams: Essays Under the Influence of the Irish. University of Georgia Press, 1994. Investigation of the Hell's Kitchen waterfront and Irish gangsters.

Hammer, Richard. CBS Murders. Morrow, 1987. Murders on a parking lot pier.

Herzfield, Elsa G. Family Monographs: The History of Twenty-four Families...The James Kempster Printing Company, 1905.

Holzer, Hans. Yankee Ghosts. Yankee Books, 1980, c 1966. Pages 63, 134 for local hauntings.

Leamy, Edmund. Church of the Holy Cross.Pamphlet at Columbus Branch, New York Public Library.

Neuwirth, Robert. No Room at the Inn. Unpublished paper at the Columbus Branch, New York Public Library.Model tenements including Emerson and Flagg's Fireproof Tenements.

New York Historical Society. Old New York in Early Photographs. Dover Publications, Inc., 1973. Pages 175, 179.

New York Street Kids. Dover Publications, Inc., 1978. Pages 24, 31, 34, 58 give pictures from the turn of the century.

Ninth Avenue Association. Ninth Avenue International Cookbook, 5th Anniversary Edition. Richard Basini Associates, 1978.Residents recipes and a shopping guide of businesses.

O'Connor, Richard. Hell's Kitchen. J. B. Lippincott Company, 1958.The basic book on the history of the area up to World War II.

Regional Planning Association. Regional Survey of New York and its Environs. Pages 356-361.

Regional Planning Association. Regional Survey of New York and its Environs. Population, land values, and government, page 53.

Riis, Jacob A. Children of the Tenements. The Macmillan Company, 1904. Pages 313-318.

Riis, Jacob A. How the Other Half Lives. Dover Publication, Inc., 197l. Pages 9, 73, 179, 193, 206.

Robinson, Christopher. New York by Renoux. Editions Andre Roussard, 1984. Paintings on pages 6, 7, 20 .

Rosner, Milton. A study of contemporary patterns of aspirations and achievements of the Puerto Ricans of Hell's Kitchen. [thesis] University Microfilms, 1976.

Russell Sage Foundation. West Side Studies. Survey Associates, 1914. Includes Boyhood and Lawlessness, The Neglected Girl, The Middle West Side: a Historical Sketch, Mothers Who Must Earn. History and social conditions in 1914.

Schneider, Eric C. Vampires, Dragons, and Egyptian Kings: Youth Gangs in Postwar New York. Princeton University Press, 1999.Pages 3-96 describe the Capeman Murders.

Schwartzman, Paul. New York Notorious. Crown Publications, Inc., 1992. Pages 91, 87, 99-102 describes infamous crime scenes.

Shulman, Harry. Slums of New York. A & C Boni, Inc., 1938.See Parnell Street.

Stern, Zelda. Complete Guide to Ethnic New York. St. Martin's Press, 1980.

Strunsky, Simon. No Mean City. Dutton, 1944, p. 170-171.

Welfare and Health Council of New York City. Manhattan Communities. Educational Services. Chelsea-Clinton, 1955. List of social agencies.

Werstein, Irving. Blizzard of '88. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1960.Pages 38, 82, 92.

Yeadon, David. Nooks and Crannies. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979.Pages 95-98, Paddies Market.



Updated October 27, 2002