Covering 400 years of immigrant influx & influence in the Big Apple, City Of Dreams shares significant stories of a variety of characters who came to NYC & achieved the American dream: bodybuilder Charles Atlas, fashion designer Oscar De La Renta, and many more who define the immigrant experience and its significance in American life.
¡Buenos Nachos! is a modern-day tribute to Mexico’s most popular edible export and features more than 75 recipes collected from celebrities and top culinary talents. It features mouthwatering photos of gourmet ’chos that range from the traditional and minimalist to a nacho volcano that erupts with molten cheese.
Back in 2010 the world was chanting “Free Weezy” while the multi-platinum rap superstar Lil’ Wayne served a 8-month bid in New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail on a weapon’s charge. While he was locked up he worked as a suicide prevention aid & also kept a detailed journal of his days on the cellblock. Now that journal is being published. Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island has been named a 2016 “Must Read” by Rolling Stone.
The asap X-Connect is the world’s first magnetic USB cable that’s compatible with all phones (& tablets)—including Apple (Lightning) and Android micro USB & USB-C powered devices. Perfect for mixed households or multiple devices operating on different recharge systems. The gold-plated magnetic tip makes plugging in quicker, easier & also snag-free.
When world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead in his Las Vegas home of an apparent heroin overdose in 1971, few believed it could be true. But there were some signs, so the story has always been clouded with mystery & conflict. In this new book, investigative journalist Shaun Assael treats the boxer’s death as a cold case, with revelations that make this an unbelievable whodunit & absolute page-turner.
Geraldo didn’t find anything in the vault but this new book reveals the real life and legacy of Al Capone, the most infamous mobster of all time. It goes beyond the headlines and lore of this Prohibition-era gangster and his well-publicized crimes, instead relying on the exhaustive research of National Book Award-winning biographer Deidre Bair to paint the portrait of a complex character. Sinister, certainly, but much more than just a cold-blooded killer.
With an actual frame of film from a Hollywood motion picture embedded into the side of a frosted candle, the Film Cell candles are truly one-of-a-kind. All the films were salvaged. The project was started by 3 projectionists from NYC who couldn’t watch these classic movies be discarded as the theaters convert to digital. So they saved ’em. The gallery includes: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Big Lebowski, Batman, The Godfather, & many more.
The Cloop XL Cable organizer makes easy work of a pretty annoying issue: tangled cords & cables. It’s got a cable passage so once you connect it to your cable it stays attached, then when you need to coil up the cord & go, just wrap the cord around the Cloop & connect the magnetic closure. Simple. Another funded Kickstarter.
Using magnets that align perfectly with the metal back of your iPhone 7 & 7Plus, the Hold Force base case from Mophie gives you the option to attach the Powerstation Plus mini for 400mAh of backup power. You can also add the magnetic wallet or folio to keep your cards & cash handy & attached securely to your phone.
Designed by an Army vet & an MIT engineer, the compact GRIPsher multi-tool offers a ton of functions in a small but robust tool that fits on your keychain: pliers, wire cutters & stripper, measuring scale, screwdrivers, spoke wrench, locking hex bit driver & more. GRIPsher has also set up a program to give this tool to military vets for free.