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~DOWNLOAD KINDLE ♂ At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge ☰ New York is a city of few boundaries, a city of well known streets and blocks that ramble on and on, into our literature, dreams, and nightmares We know the city by the byways that split it, streets like Broadway and Madison and Flatbush and Delancey From those streets, peering down the blocks and up at the top floors, the city seems immense and endless And though the land itself may end at the water, the city does not Long before Broadway was a muddy cart track, the water was the city s most distinguishing feature, the rivers the only byways of importance Some people, like William Kornblum, still see the city as an urban archipelago, shaped by the water and the people who have sailed it for goods, money, pirate s loot, and freedom For them, the City will always be an island William Kornblum New York City native, longtime sailor, urban sociologist, and first time author has spent decades plying the waterways of the city in his ancient catboat, Tradition In At Sea in the City, he takes the reader along as he sails through his hometown, lovingly retelling the history of the city s waterfront and maritime culture and the stories of the men and women who made the water their own In At Sea in the City and in Kornblum s own humility, humor, and sense of wonder, one detects echoes of E B White, John McPhee, and Joseph Mitchell I grew up outside NYC but never really considered the City from this perspective I want to go sailing. just lovely read this book during the dog days of a nyc summer, where i was spending alot of time on ferries i love the way he inhabits the waterways and gives us the histories of those places alongside his current ruminations and predicaments I have recommended this book to several people. An interesting look at NYC from a sailor s perspective however, I believe it would help to be familiar with the area before reading the book.For a complement, see also Waterfront A Walk Around Manhattan An interesting look at NYC from a sailor s perspective however, I believe it would help to be familiar with the area before reading the book.For a complement, see also Waterfront A Walk Around Manhattan A lovingly written book about a catboat called Tradition and experiencing NYC from the water Might be worth trying someday This was a charming book about experiencing New York from its waterways specifically, from a small catboat sailing those waterways It interweaves one family s love of sailing, discovery, and New York with great nuggets of history and ecology This book was most definitely a product of its times the early 90s and early 00s It reflects a New York beginning to wrestle with its waterfront environment in a decidedly post industrial era, yet before Bloombergian development As such, it has a s This was a charming book about experiencing New York from its waterways specifically, from a small catboat sailing those waterways It interweaves one family s love of sailing, discovery, and New York with great nuggets of history and ecology This book was most definitely a product of its times the early 90s and early 00s It reflects a New York beginning to wrestle with its waterfront environment in a decidedly post industrial era, yet before Bloombergian development As such, it has a sense of optimism about preserving working and middle class spaces from Greenpoint s waterfront to the Canarsie Pier which didn t really pan out 10 to 15 years later I wasn t expecting the book to be such a personal story, and I found that to be a pleasant, refreshing surprise And I learned a lot especially about Jamaica bay