Midtown Trash

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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.
ISBN: 9781634991711
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New York
Series: America Through Time
Images: 173
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
RICHARD PANCHYK knew he wanted to be a writer by the time he was seven years old. He sold his first “book,” a four-page handwritten trivia booklet written on a folded piece of loose-leaf paper in runny blue ballpoint pen, to a third-grade classmate for a nickel. A native of Elmhurst, Queens, Richard attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where a class on the fascinating history of New York ignited his interest in the area. He has published a total of thirty-six books, including nine titles on New York City and nine on Long Island.