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Malachy Murray's Unique New York: From the Stories You Were Never Told Series [Paperback]

Malachy J. Murray
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2 May 2007
70+ short stories packed into 252 pages, about the greatest
city of all time as told by one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

Product details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: One Broadway Productions (2 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979469104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979469107
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,521,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

great story teller, May 27, 2007
By Summers (Seattle)

Malachy is one of the best storytellers I have ever met. He knows more
about New York than you can ever hope to know. This book will give you
stories that you can impress your friends with. A must for anyone who loves
New York or wants to know more. -- AMAZON.COM (USA)

Everything you need to know about New York!!!! May 23, 2007
By James Schwatzman "Schwatzprod" (New York City)

Malachy Murray's narrative makes this the most unique, to-the-point, must-
have, history book on the city of New York..ever written. From the preface
to the end of this book you are brought in on a magical history tour which
Malachy is famous for and you learn all the why's and how's by a man who is
the greatest writer to board a sea craft since Mark Twain...You trust
him...because his love is genuine and you will, as I have, come to love the
city more. A book for all ages and if your child has trouble with local
history here's a narrative that teaches us... you are what people think you
are.....MUST READ. -- AMAZON.COM (USA)

Five stars May 30, 2007
By Jake Vigors (London England)

Malachy Murray is New York. His vibrant prose lifts off the page and speaks
to you directly. It's as if you're there in the city, or even better
circling Manhattan on the Circle Line listening to his stories. If ever a
New Yorker had a voice this is it. He condenses histories into digestible
mouthfulls and levens it with mordant New York wit. After a main course of
Pete Hamill's "Forever" I found this a perfect desert to the city's long
turbulent and fascinating history. His love for his home town is genuine
and profound without the tang of jingoism that so many American books
display. He was there on 9/11. He was serving his country in the Lebanon in
1982 when his barracks were attacked by a suicide bomber. He was a boxer.
He was a bounty hunter. He is New York's best tour guide. Thankfully for us
he is now a writer. -- AMAZON.COM (USA)

In love again..., May 27, 2007
By Stacey L. Jenson (New York, NY USA)


I'd become a bit jaded concerning NYC...I moved here three years ago and
it's been a struggle to make a living while following my dreams. I knew I
was surrounded by a profound history and inspirational stories, but it was
hard to keep them in mind when struggling through the crowds or praying for
a seat on a crowded train. But after reading "Unique New York" I feel
blessed to be here and I have recovered my sense of awe and love for this
city which has served as a magnet for so many people. I feel connected to a
lineage of dreamers and people who created a life for themselves out of
nothing but their character. -- AMAZON.COM (USA)

Leave it to the Irish to keep the legends alive! May 25, 2007
By M. A. Savino (Long Island)

This was an awesome read. A true description of the pioneers of this great
city. It was well researched, funny and moving! Who better to tell the
tales of this Great City than one of it's very own Sons! Learning about the
precision of the construction of the Empire State bld. How it finshed 45
days early, under budget and out of the 10,000,000. bricks ordered to build
it there was only one left over. It can be viewed in the lobby of this bld.
How Robert Moses the master mind of roads, tunnels and bridges was himself
afraid to drive and never had a license. And how a young boy only 15 from
Staten Island found a different way to make money other than woking on the
family farm. Cornelius Vanderbilt started out with saving his money to buy
a boat and transport people to work accross the river. That boat lead to
ferry's and then to the railroad. The third richest man of all time went
from rags to riches. It was such an inspiring book. This book is full of
many more interesting stories like these. I loved it! -- AMAZON.COM (USA)

From the Author

My Unique New York ...from the stories you were never told
series; is the first book that I hope will be many for you.

Being with an independant publisher, it isn't likely my books will get into
the big chain stores yet but thanks to Amazon,and your patronage I have a
chance to make a difference in the world.

Join us in learning our wonderful history so we can all repeat it.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Malachy is as Unique as his New York is 8 Jun 2007
70+ short stories packed into 252 pages, about the greatest city of all time as told by one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

Rated as New York City's number one tour guide; this one time boxer, sometime bounty hunter and now-and-again actor is now a writer.

Captain Malachy takes us on one of his wild rides through New York City where time and tide await us. His tours are loaded with brief nuggets of historical gems, accentuated with his brash yet sharp wit and charm.

Easy to read (Malachy is a self professed high school grad with a library card) and even more fun to follow. If you can't make it to the Circle-Line Sightseeing cruises in New York City this summer to see Malachy live, this book is a close second to a great New York experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Story about the greatest city. 20 Sep 2007
Having been on board one of the sightseeing boats that Malachy was guide on, i just had to purchase his book. His knowledge of New York City is amazing, so much is packed into this book, i was hooked reading it. So interesting to learn how the city first became inhabited and how it developed into what it is today. Malachy tells the story in his own words which has you engrossed and if you have visited New York City, then you can follow him through the book and learn even more, there's so much to take in, but the way in which the stories are told brings the details to life. A fantastic book and a must read for all those people who have been to NYC and want to learn more about this amazing city!
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE TASTER MENU 4 July 2008
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A little bit of everything to give most tourists and even residents a good overall introduction to New York City, its history, buildings, monuments and some of the notable people who have contributed to this magnificent city.

For many it will be sufficient information with which to enjoy their time in the city; for some it might encourage further reading into their specific areas of interest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leave it to the Irish to keep the legends alive! 25 May 2007
By M. A. Savino - Published on Amazon.com
This was an awesome read. A true description of the pioneers of this great city. It was well researched, funny and moving! Who better to tell the tales of this Great City than one of it's very own Sons! Learning about the precision of the construction of the Empire State bld. How it finshed 45 days early, under budget and out of the 10,000,000. bricks ordered to build it there was only one left over. It can be viewed in the lobby of this bld. How Robert Moses the master mind of roads, tunnels and bridges was himself afraid to drive and never had a license. And how a young boy only 15 from Staten Island found a different way to make money other than woking on the family farm. Cornelius Vanderbilt started out with saving his money to buy a boat and transport people to work accross the river. That boat lead to ferry's and then to the railroad. The third richest man of all time went from rags to riches. It was such an inspiring book. This book is full of many more interesting stories like these. I loved it!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New York Talk 30 May 2007
By Dr. Rw Breeze - Published on Amazon.com
Malachy Murray is New York. His vibrant prose lifts off the page and speaks to you directly. It's as if you're there in the city, or even better circling Manhattan on the Circle Line listening to his stories. If ever a New Yorker had a voice this is it. He condenses histories into digestible mouthfulls and levens it with mordant New York wit. After a main course of Pete Hamill's "Forever" I found this a perfect desert to the city's long turbulent and fascinating history. His love for his home town is genuine and profound without the tang of jingoism that so many American books display. He was there on 9/11. He was serving his country in the Lebanon in 1982 when his barracks were attacked by a suicide bomber. He was a boxer. He was a bounty hunter. He is New York's best tour guide. Thankfully for us he is now a writer.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book, enjoyable reading, great stories 4 Mar 2010
By Renee Porter - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of my most favorite books about N.Y. Very easy to read. So interesting that you will not want to put it down. Lots of history that I have never known even though I was raised in N.Y. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning interesting facts about N.Y. Highly entertaining and well written.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Malachy is as Unique as his New York is 8 Jun 2007
By The Laughing Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
70+ short stories packed into 252 pages, about the greatest city of all time as told by one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

Rated as New York City's number one tour guide; this one time boxer, sometime bounty hunter and now-and-again actor is now a writer.

Captain Malachy takes us on one of his wild rides through New York City where time and tide await us. His tours are loaded with brief nuggets of historical gems, accentuated with his brash yet sharp wit and charm.

Easy to read (Malachy is a self professed high school grad with a library card) and even more fun to follow. If you can't make it to the Circle-Line Sightseeing cruises in New York City this summer to see Malachy live, this book is a close second to a great New York experience.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about New York!!!! 23 May 2007
By James Schwatzman - Published on Amazon.com
Malachy Murray's narrative makes this the most unique, to-the-point, must- have, history book on the city of New York..ever written. From the preface to the end of this book you are brought in on a magical history tour which Malachy is famous for and you learn all the why's and how's by a man who is the greatest writer to board a sea craft since Mark Twain...You trust him...because his love is genuine and you will, as I have, come to love the city more. A book for all ages and if your child has trouble with local history here's a narrative that teaches us... you are what people think you are.....MUST READ.
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