Beach Reads: “The New York Nobody Knows”

By William B. Helmreich
Publication Date: Nov. 1, 2013

Native New Yorker and CUNY sociology professor Helmreich investigates all five of the city’s boroughs on foot. Spanning four years, 6,000 miles and nine pairs of shoes, this chronicle traces a detailed sociological study of one of the most culturally diverse places in the world and the ever-changing entanglements between New York and its inhabitants. From a housing complex in Crown Heights to a garden in Staten Island to a restaurant in Kew Gardens, every space, every person contributes to a city that the author both admires and expresses great love for. “This collection of anecdotes brings New York to life with unprecedented humanity and detail.” Also published in 2016 is “The Brooklyn Nobody Knows,” an updated and more thorough collection of stories about this borough. Helmreich is currently working on collections of each borough independently to much anticipation.

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