Midtown Trash is a unique book that takes a closer look at mid-Manhattan’s garbage—the small and the large, the beautiful and the disgusting, the mundane and the bizarre.
The photos in this book are snapshots of Midtown life as seen through its garbage.
Author Richard Panchyk presents a photographic history of the discards of Midtown’s residents, workers, and tourists, all of whom coexist and contribute to the landscape of urban refuse, the many tons of trash generated every single day.
From tattered sneakers to wrecked umbrellas, from fallen gloves to forlorn chairs, Midtown Trash presents a groundbreaking and ground-dirtying look at the wide variety of objects we leave behind.
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.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: New York
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)