New Publication: South Street By Barbara Mensch; Introduction By Phillip Lopate

New Publication: South Street By Barbara Mensch; Introduction By Phillip Lopate

Columbia University Press


Columbia University Press is pleased to announce the publication of South Street by Barbara Mensch; Introduction by Phillip Lopate (Cloth, 180 pp., 137 photos, $29.95)

Through stunning photographs and the narratives of workers, Barbara Mensch's new work explores the impact of gentrification on New York's Fulton Fish Market. "South Street" preserves the voices, images, and history of one of New York's most distinctive economic and cultural spaces. The book explores how changes in New York City's economy, urban planning, and real estate affected the fate of the Fulton Fish Market and its workers and led to its recent relocation to Hunts Point in the Bronx.

Beyond capturing the colorful and often moving stories of workers, the book also ponders the impact of specialized business zones and how they shape and give character to a city. Ultimately, the book offers a poignant and incisive exploration of the conflict between urban and working-class traditions and corporate interests in a changing urban landscape.

For more information and to see images from "South Street," please visit the book's web page at www.columbia.edu/cu/cup

Barbara Mensch is an urban historian and award-winning photographer, whose works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Phillip Lopate holds the Adams Chair at Hofstra University. He is a writer of fiction and architectural criticism and the author of "Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan."

Related Link: South Street by Barbara Mensch; Introduction by Phillip Lopate

For more information contact:

Philip Leventhal
Columbia University Press
61 W. 62nd Street
New York
NY 10023
United States

Phone: 212.459.0600
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup

Posted May 14, 2007



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