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By Julia Rothman

Someone who hearts long island will love this illustrated homage to the town. Artist, writer, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic collection of historic tidbits (how the recent York Public Library lion sculptures acquired their names), idiosyncratic locations to go to (where to discover the tennis courts at Grand imperative Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a Hasidic Jewish landlord), and private memories from growing to be up within the Bronx (fried fish at Johnny's Reef)—all illuminated in her loved signature sort. A uniquely exciting and informative urban consultant, this slice of big apple will satisfaction long island locals and viewers alike.

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