Bernd Obermann has been living in New York for several
years, in the part of the city historically known as Hell’s Kitchen. He
is intimately involved with his surroundings, and so he hardy betakes
himself to the fundamental New York to lead us to the undiscovered Harlem,
Coney Island, the recently russianized Rockaways, to a new soul food restaurant,
to the best pizza parlor in little Italy, to the best New York hot dog
at Katz’s delicatessen or the cheapest outlet store on a Sunday morning
on Orchard street.
There is no shortage of books about New York and most of them are descriptive
while very few are interpretative an lived. With this “moments” book of
Bernd Obermann you can walk along the streets with him and practically
touch the gritty New York atmosphere.