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NEW YORK'S 50 BEST PLACES TO FIND PEACE AND QUIET                                                  6th Edition/2011

NEW YORK’S 50 BEST PLACES TO FIND PEACE AND QUIET

6th Edition/2011

Rizzoli/Universe Publisher

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                                                  4th Edition/2009

NEW YORK’S 50 BEST PLACES TO TAKE CHILDREN

4th Edition/2009

Rizzoli/Universe Publisher

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.

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NEW YORK'S 50 BEST PLACES TO RENEW BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT                                                 Andrea Martin and Beth Donnelly Caban/Edited by Allan Ishac

NEW YORK’S 50 BEST PLACES TO RENEW BODY,

MIND AND SPIRIT

Andrea Martin and Beth Donnelly Caban/Edited by Allan Ishac

2nd Edition/2007

Rizzoli/Universe Publisher

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.

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TRANQUILICITY Application for the iPhone                                                 Tranquilicityapp.com

TRANQUILICITY Application for the iPhone

Tranquilicityapp.com

Allan’s TRANQUILICITY’ app is the instant locator for refuge, relaxation and renewal in New York City. Using GPS guidance, it pinpoints the way to more than 100 carefully selected serene parks, soothing day spas, quiet meditation spots, rejuvenating yoga studios, waterfront retreats, secret sanctuaries, and more. It’s the ideal application for native New Yorkers, savvy tourists, the stressed out and the tensed up, anyone looking for a calming counterpoint to a fast-moving city.

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THE GUIDE TO ODD NEW YORK:                                                 Unusual Places, Weird Attractions and the City's Most Curious Sights                                                 Allan Ishac and Cari Jackson

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

 

The book that proves that weirdness still lives in the world’s greatest city. Unconventional and unexpected, ODD NEW YORK lures readers off the beaten path to a quirkier side of New York ‘ from a mummified nun in upper Manhattan to the city’s wickedest witchcraft store, from a kitschy mermaid parade in Coney Island to the oldest transvestite training school in America. Conceived and written by Allan with Cari Jackson, ODD NEW YORK includes more than 100 offbeat entries and 60 eye-popping photos, reminding us that New York is still the capital of kookiness.

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Hard Hat Harry Video Series                                                 Distributor: Good Times EntertainmentHARD HAT HARRY Video Series

Distributor: Good Times Entertainment

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.

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BONESHAKER MAGAZINE

‘My Beautiful Bikes’ ¬†Issue 8, April 2012

Allan’s essay on a half-century of cycling.

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NY Times City Room

THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘An Ominous Trade Center Beacon’

September 14, 2014

Allan’s Metropolitan Diary reflections on 9.11, thirteen years later.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/author/allan-ishac/

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‘The Sound of Boys Breaking’

March 18, 2015

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April 2015

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