- Publish Date: May 07, 2019
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Photography - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
- Publisher: Universe
- Trim Size: 9-7/8 x 7
- Pages: 512
- US Price: $39.95
- CDN Price: $53.95
- ISBN: 978-0-7893-3655-2
“Collects 500 photos from the New York Times’s archives, creating a historical and cultural survey of New York City.”
— Publishers Weekly Big Spring Books Selection
"[This is] what happens when you turn a bunch of talented [New York Times] staff photographers loose in a city as visually cacophonous as New York. They take liberties. They don’t listen to reason. You send them to shoot a City Council news conference in Woodside, Queens, and they come back with three teenagers on a crumbly stoop, drinking Cokes out of long-necked bottles, or a plastic bag stranded in a tree. Who asked for that?
Yet that’s New York, isn’t it? It’s the stuff you’re too busy to notice, or you can’t get to because you can’t be everywhere. It’s what idle hands do when they happen to belong to Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers and there’s a camera on them and nothing else to do. Did you see the reflection of that neon sign in the flooded pothole? Click. Click click click.
If you licked these pictures they would taste like New York. Which is why you don’t lick them.
Five hundred of these photos… are gathered in a new book called “Only in New York,” published by Rizzoli. They cover more than a century in the city, in sickness and in health. Mostly, they’re glimpses of the ordinary in a city that is anything but. Sometimes the moment is more than that."
— The New York Times Lens Blog