Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York's Industrial Waterway
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010
9.625 x 6.5 IN / 24.4 x 16.5 CM
432 PP / 237 color illustrations / 4 b+w
Once a tidal creek meandering through marshlands rich in herbs, grasses, fish, waterfowl, and oysters, Newtown Creek today is a toxic cesspool that brings up raw sewage every time it rains. A tributary of New York's East River that forms part of the border between Brooklyn and Queens, Newtown Creek has long been at the heart of the city's "industrial backyard," serving as home to numerous industries, storage/warehouse facilities, waste transfer stations, and power plants, and as the dumping ground for unwanted byproducts and toxic waste. Site of a 17-million-gallon underground oil spill that still contaminates the area, Newtown Creek is currently under consideration by the Environmental Protection Agency for designation as a Superfund site, but the creek, whose waterfront is for the most part inaccessible to the public, is still largely unknown to residents and visitors of New York alike.
Newtown Creek: A Photographic Survey of New York's Industrial Waterfront is an extensive documentation of this forgotten landscape that shows the evolution of the built environment over five years in more than 230 images. Photographer Anthony Hamboussi followed the creek through the neighborhoods of Hunter's Point, Greenpoint, and Bushwick, shooting over fences and gates where he could not gain access, to record the bare industrial landscape. From the ruins of Morgan Oil and the Newtown Metal Corporation, to the construction of the new water treatment facility, to the footprints of the former Maspeth gas holders, Hamboussi recorded sites that may soon undergo further transformations. His survey captures the creek at a moment in time when gentrification and revitalization are just starting to change the area, providing a glimpse into the history of industrial New York. An insightful essay by Paul Parkhill puts Hamboussi's work into context.
LIC in Context: An Unorthodox Guide to Long Island City
Publisher: Furnace Press (November, 2005)
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.2 inches
The culmination of a three-year, multi-faceted public history and public art project, the book explores 54 sites in New York's most dynamic and misconstrued neighborhood. 72 full color pages, including original photographic work by Anthony Hamboussi and illustrations by Monte Antrim.
What is Affordable Housing?
Publisher: Center for Urban Pedagogy (December, 2009)
The What is Affordable Housing? guidebook uses pictures and diagrams to walk you through affordable housing policy in New York City. It includes the first-ever illustrated compendium of NYC affordable housing programs.
WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative.