Books, Apps And More
NEW YORK’S 50 BEST PLACES TO FIND PEACE AND QUIET
First published in 1993, Allan’s classic guidebook is still considered the ultimate authority on New York City calm. It also launched the 50 Best Places series published by Rizzoli that included 23 titles and sold more than 350,000 copies. Now in its 6th edition, Peace And Quiet takes readers to soothing urban sanctuaries throughout the five boroughs ‘ from serene gardens and rooftop sanctuaries to soothing spas and meditation centers. The book’s success inspired Allan’s website findpeaceandquiet.com.
“If you’re at your wit’s end and frantic for tranquility, relax… you can buy this sweet little book.” -The New York Times
NEW YORK’S 50 BEST PLACES TO TAKE CHILDREN
The only guidebook of its kind that the Parents League of NY rated “Indispensable,” Allan’s best-selling title remains the #1 printed source for fun in New York City. Since 1998, it has helped kids and parents discover unforgettable adventures on every corner, in every borough.
NEW YORK’S 50 BEST PLACES TO RENEW BODY,
MIND AND SPIRIT
Andrea Martin and Beth Donnelly Caban/Edited by Allan Ishac
In a fast-paced city like New York, it can be challenging to make time for self-nurturing, serenity, and solitude. This book ‘ edited by Allan ‘ explores both traditional and unexpected sources of comfort and renewal. It is filled with calming words, practical spiritual guidance, and ideas for staying centered in a world that’s spinning faster than ever.
TRANQUILICITY Application for the iPhone
THE GUIDE TO ODD NEW YORK:
Unusual Places, Weird Attractions and the City’s Most Curious Sights
Allan Ishac and Cari Jackson
Allan Ishac, LLC 2010
Based on a character developed by Allan in the 1990s, Hard Hat Harry was a beloved children’s video series that offered a fun and educational way for kids to learn about the way the world works. Written and created by Allan for children ages 3-10, the action-packed series followed a magical construction worker genie as he guided kids through dozens of exciting adventures. The collection began with Real Life Construction Equipment For Kids and included 24 more episodes. There are more than 2-million Hard Hat Harry videos and DVDs in circulation. The series won two Telly Awards for excellence in television and video.
‘My Beautiful Bikes’ Issue 8, April 2012
Allan’s essay on a half-century of cycling.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
‘An Ominous Trade Center Beacon’
September 14, 2014
Allan’s Metropolitan Diary reflections on 9.11, thirteen years later.
THE GOOD MEN PROJECT
‘The Sound of Boys Breaking’
March 18, 2015
‘The New Doughboys’