Book 1 of our Decomposition Series
Paperback, 8" x 7.5", 60 pages, photos
Published on November 30, 2010
THE END OF NEW YORK
by Jean Kahler
Photos by Jessica Rowe
The End of New York is a reflection on the changing landscape of Staten Island. Inspired by the works of the writer Joseph Mitchell, the author and photographer explore cemeteries and abandoned building developments in some of the most remote areas of New York City.
Jean Kahler and Jessica Rowe's 'The End of New York' is an essential book
about the New York that doesn't show up in the color photo glossy guidebooks
or from the second deck of a tour bus. Describing the literal end of New York
on the south side of Staten Island, the book's descriptions of Sandy Ground,
its remaining country lane, and the cemetery where the oystermen of the 19th
and early 20th Centuries are buried, it is a worthy successor to the work
of Joseph Mitchell in the pages of 'The New Yorker'.
- Kevin Walsh, 'Forgotten New York' author and webmaster
Jessica Rowe's photographs are held in the permanent collections of
the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary
Photography and have been exhibited in museums and galleries
nationally. Jean Kahler's essays on hair and New Orleans appear in
Submerged: Tales from the Basin, published by StepSister Press.
Jessica and Jean are married and live in Brooklyn.