Sunday, December 18, 2022

Happy Holidays!

A gentle holiday reminder... Are you still looking for a last minute, quintessential New York gift? You reached the end of your search! Get an author-signed copy of my photo book "Point of View New York City", right now at the shop at the
International Center of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex Street, New York, NY, 10002
or contact me right here at for a direct purchase. ($20 plus shipping). 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thanks to you, POVNYC is sold out. Here's how to still get a copy.

Thank you, New York lovers! It is five years since this litte book came out, and the whole print run is sold out now, thanks to all of you. You might still find a new copy here or there in the wild, but I secured the last 200 copies. If you are interested in purchasing a copy for $20 plus shipping via PayPal, please get in touch directly via
So long and thanks for all the fish.
Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

10 Rules How to Make a Cool Photo Book

Here are the ten (self-imposed) rules I followed when I created my book "Point of View New York City". See the highlights from my lecture at the B&H Event Space, edited to just under 15 minutes. True to the book's subtitle "A Visual Game of the City You THINK You Know" I'll show sample pictures and explain how I put the book together. [originally posted 1-14-2016]

Highlight version at 14:56

If you want to see the whole lecture, please see the full version on Youtube. I know, it runs at at 1:04:58, but bear with me, there is lots to see. Let me know what you think, in a comment either here or right over there on the Youtube page.

Full version at 1:04:58

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Brings POVNYC to Governors Island

"Point of View New York City" travels to Governors Island for the Memorial Day weekend! I will present my book with a slide show on Saturday, May 27th, at 3pm sharp, and will sign copies that are for sale right there. So, how about a little NYC staycation? Grab a ferry at the Maritime Building (free until, 11.30 am, then $2), enjoy the island in New York Harbor, see the old forts and the newfangled park, and enjoy some literature on New York.

The Empire State Center for the Book welcomes authors and writers who live and work in New York City for two days of talks, discussion, and book signings. All events are free and open to the public, and held at Governors Island Quarters 4B in Nolan Park, an 1855 former officer’s house. This is the pop-up location for the center and the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. [Google map directions from the ferry]

The diverse group of writers represents New York City in biography, fiction, history, illustration, non-fiction, and photography. Books and illustrations will be for sale at the house.

I will give a presentation on Saturday, 3pm, at the Empire State Center for the Book. For the full schedule of all writers, please head over to the Empire State Center for the Book.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

To all friends of Point of View New York City, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Signed copies available around Central Park

Signed copies of Point of View New York City are now available around Central Park, at the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the City of New York. If you are further down South, get your copy the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (signing there soon).

Here is a more comprehensive list where to get copies or signed copies.

Signed copies at the AMNH

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In Other News: Sailing

Today you won't see part of my book Point of View New York City, but certainly New York City seen from a very specific point of view. A friend gave me access to his 12th floor apartment on the waterfront in Lower Manhattan, right under the races courses for the America's Cup which was in town the first time since 1920. I simply couldn't let the opportunity slip to see some top notch stadium sailing right in front of me.

Here are some photos from the races on Sunday, May 8th. Find the whole set in this album on my Flickr pages.

Focusing in on a mark

Cutting under


Monday, February 22, 2016

March Exhibition in New York's Municipal Building

The Gallery of the Borough President of Manhattan, Gale Brewer, is hosting an exhibition of Point of View New York City in March 2016. Next to pictures from the book and other views of New York, the show will feature some small planets from American and European urbanscapes and landscapes.

What better place could there be for this show than the 19th floor of the Municipal Building, looming high over the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, with sweeping views over Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn? So come and join us, the gallery is open to the public.

The book can be purchased right downstairs at the NYC CityStore (or a number of good places). Prints are for sale right here in the exhibition (or get directly in touch with me per email.)

Please see the following flyer with all the important information, otherwise you might not get in!
See you up there!

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Friendly Reminder - Because It's The Season!

Just a friendly reminder to consider that "Point of View New York City" is a perfect gift for any lover of New York City. So, if you want or share something special with your BFF, or challenge a real city buff, or simply make someone in your family happy, you know what to look for.

And here's where you get your copy - some locations even have signed copies.

Brick & Mortar

MoMA Store
    POVNYC should be available in any good bookstore. Here are some of my favorite locations:
    * in shop only, not in online shop 
Signed Copies
Barnes & Noble Union Square
    You can get a signed copy at these locations: 

Ordering Online
The Strand
    As a New Yorker, I always recommend a short, healthy walk to your next trusted book dealer. But you can get it online too. To order it right now at your closest independent bookstore, go to, or get it via

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GVSHP Book Fair

A night view of the New York Trapeze School in Greenwich Village on the Hudson River

Get into the swing of things before the holiday season rolls all over you! If you love New York (and who doesn't), join us at a Greenwich Village-centric book fair, organized by the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation:

Books About Greenwich Village Make Great Holiday Gifts!

A Book Fair with authors and their books about the Village

Tuesday, November 17
6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

It's free, but reservations are required.
Click HERE to register.

Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street,  bet. 7th Ave South and Hudson St. (not wheelchair accessible) directions

Together in one room, we are happy to assemble a collection of diverse books about the history, architecture, people, and culture of the Greenwich Village area, so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping. Or you may want to buy them all for yourself!

Robert Herman: The New Yorkers,
Lynn Robin and Francis Morrone: Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes,
James & Karla Murray: Store Fronts, New York Nights,
Janko Puls: Point of View New York City,
Brian Rose: Metamorphosis,
Ellen Shumsky: Decade of Progress 1968-1978, and
Robin Shulman: Eat the City

will be on hand to sign copies of the books you purchase. GVSHP's own book, Greenwich Village Stories, will be available too. What great gifts these will make, and all in one room!