Frontier New York

In the city most of our perceptions are formed with images of very specific, well-known landmarks and neighborhoods. We travel from one place to the next noting only rather superficial details, which confirm where we are. The outdoors, open sky, horizon, weather, and light are experienced incidentally, sometime as welcome sunlight and comfortable temperatures or as the nuisance of inclement conditions.

Specific areas are generally perceived by what functions they serve, becoming less or more desirable by the level of maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and streets. Of course, there is widespread affection for many of the interesting architectural landmarks, parks, and other attractions, but somehow there remain many pockets in and round New York that are relatively unused and ignored, having become obsolete...

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Publisher: Hudson Hills Press, Inc
Year: 1988