New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge

New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge

by Ben Gibberd
     
 

New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge is the first book to examine and record, in text and photographs, the lives of the men and women who live, work, or play in and along the rivers and coastal waterfronts that surround New York City. Through this collection of idiosyncratic individuals—young and old, male and female, of all ages

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New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge is the first book to examine and record, in text and photographs, the lives of the men and women who live, work, or play in and along the rivers and coastal waterfronts that surround New York City. Through this collection of idiosyncratic individuals—young and old, male and female, of all ages—a picture of a previously unacknowledged New York community emerges, created by the very archipelago on which it exists.

The exploration includes all five of the city's boroughs and ranges from its most fabled bodies of water, such as the East and Hudson Rivers, to lesser-known ones such as the Erie Basin Arthur Kill, and Hempstead Harbor on Long Island’s North Shore. A remarkable variety of personal perspectives emerges, revealing what the subjects think about their life and work, and placing the book in the same rich tradition as Studs Terkel's classic, Working.

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762741335
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Ben Gibberd writes for the New York Times, where his profiles, essays, and news stories regularly appear in the City and Long Island sections. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Award-winning photographer Randy Duchaine, also of Brooklyn, enjoys the challenge and variety of working with a range of clients, from advertisers, multinational corporations, and design firms to editors and publishing houses.

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