“There is just something so magical about New York City. I fell in love with its neighborhoods and cozy shops when I lived there 20 years ago, and it’s still my favorite city to visit often. If you love the city as much as I do, you’ll enjoy flipping through the inspiring imagery of Deirdre’s beautiful book. Every page captures the magic of the city and made me nostalgic for an afternoon walk along its iconic streets” - Joanna Gaines
Dearest New York is a visual homage to The City That Never Sleeps. Authored by native New Yorker Deirdre Gartner, this compendium of starkly rich and uniquely personal images is her love letter to the city. Compiled through her high-profile “Girl in the Yellow Taxi NYC” Instagram and blog, she dedicates this book to all those who dream of the New York City that was and will always be.
Packed with photos, illustrations, and guides to both the classic and off-the-beat architectural wonders, cafes, shops, and sundry hidden gems, Dearest New York reminds us of the vibrant spirit, elasticity, and resiliency that is New York City.
Deirdre Gartner was born and raised in the city of New York. She brings a uniquely personal and distinct perspective to the city that she adores.
As a former fashion executive traveling the globe for years, nothing was more affirming and inspiring than when she would return home to Manhattan. Informed by her adventures abroad, this native daughter’s ardor and curiosity for all things New York led her to zealously document both the obvious and hidden that the city has to offer.
Gartner’s extensive collection of lovingly curated photographs, stories, and historical details eventually led to the creation of the “Girl in the Yellow TaxiNYC” website and Instagram. Her work has been featured in CondeNast India, the New YorkBoard of Tourism, StreetEasy, and others. She has been a guest blogger for various websites and has created custom itineraries for her enthusiastic international and domestic followers.