Silent Beaches has been getting attention! Check out: The New York TimesWNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, WFUV's CityScape, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, ArtNet News, Upstater Magazine, Brick Underground, and New York Magazine for their recommendations, as well as Allison Meier's article in Hyperallergic and the Silent Beaches playlist in Largehearted Boy's Book Notes


"...a fascinating and poignant combination of art, poetry, photography, essays, historic drawings, and short stories about New York City on the margins.  In the early 21st century city we are so focused on growth, and the consequences of that growth, for better or worse, that we forget how the city also leaves places and people behind.  Sandy Ground, Hart Island, Gowanus Creek, Dead Horse Bay, and other off-the-beaten track locales, remind us that abandonment, decay, isolation, and death, are also part of our experience on this particular verge between land and sea.   You and your contributors give voice to the bright dreams and restless forces that transform." Eric W. Sanderson, director of the Mannahatta Project and author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. 

The Rockaways, photograph courtesy of the New York Public Library

The Rockaways, photograph courtesy of the New York Public Library

"A brilliant wonderland of a book full of sublime images and incredible stories about a half hidden New York." Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

College Point, photograph courtesy of Elizabeth Albert

College Point, photograph courtesy of Elizabeth Albert

"Silent Beaches, Untold Stories is a lush, inspired reminder that New York's waterways were once its lifeblood. Dense with fanciful discoveries and hidden treasures, it evokes--and echoes--the richness of the New York waterfront itself." Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad

"Silent Beaches, Untold Stories is a beautiful, haunting portrayal, in writing, art and photography, of the history and culture of the waterways of New York: the industrially polluted creeks of the present, the colorful, isolated beachside communities of the past, the ravages of encroaching sea levels, and the beauty of urban beaches. This gritty and mysterious portrait of an island city, ringed and threaded by water, reveals a hidden world in plain view.” Kate Christensen, PEN/Faulkner-award winning author of The Great Man and The Astral

North Brother Island, photograph courtesy of Joel Meyerowitz

North Brother Island, photograph courtesy of Joel Meyerowitz

"A truly beautiful work. At a time when progress on the waterfront is measured in miles of promenades and acres of vertical developments, Silent Beaches reminds us that even the most robust products of human labor are no match for the agencies of time and the eternal cycles of nature." Kevin Bone, Professor of Architecture, Cooper Union, and author of The New York Waterfront, Evolution of the Port and Harbor and Water-Works, The Architecture and Engineering of the New York City Water Supply

Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, Sandy Ground, photograph courtesy of the Staten Island Historical Society

Mr. and Mrs. Hicks, Sandy Ground, photograph courtesy of the Staten Island Historical Society