Hell’s Kitchen Trash is a unique book that takes a detailed look at the garbage of this colorful, historic West Side neighborhood—from tiny to massive, appealing to disgusting, and seemingly ordinary to eerily bizarre.
The photos in this book are snapshots of Hell’s Kitchen life as seen through its refuse. Author Richard Panchyk presents a photographic history of the discards of the area’s residents, commuters, and tourists, all of whom coexist and contribute to the diverse landscape of urban refuse, the many tons of trash generated every single day.
From forlorn gloves to rejected recliners, and dumped dressers to fallen pizza, Hell’s Kitchen Trash presents a gritty look at the wide variety of objects we leave behind, whether intentionally or by accident.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Born and raised in Queens, Richard Panchyk attended prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. It was during an elective senior year class on New York City history that he first became fascinated with the story of the Big Apple. He published his first book at age 21, and since then has authored or edited 25 books. His New York City books include: German New York City, Catholic New York City, New York City Skyscrapers, and New York City History for Kids. He has also authored four books on Long Island's history, and four books on American history.