A complex and quixotic urban animal found ranging across southwest New York, the Brooklynite has obtained a sort of mythological status, representing the "you tawkin' to me" attitude for which the city is known. For over three years, writer Anthony LaSala and photographer Seth Kushner trekked tirelessly across the borough, documenting these charismatic characters in The Brooklynites, a collection of images, interviews, and essays. Kushner and LaSala, native Brooklynites themselves, sought out the famous and the nameless, current residents and former inhabitants, providing a profoundly comprehensive portrait of both the metropolis and its denizens. Providing images and musings from directors and workers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Peter Luger's Steakhouse, the Coney Island Aquarium, Brooklyn College, the Prospect Park Zoo, Totonno's Pizzeria, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Coney Island Freak Show, or the Brooklyn Museum.
160 pages, hardback cover