Tunnel People

Tunnel People

Book - 2010
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Describes the author's five-month stint in the underground tunnels beneath New York City, including descriptions of the people living there, the society they created for themselves, and the whereabouts of the original residents.

Independent Publishing Group

Following the homeless Manhattanites who, in the mid-1990s, chose to start a new life in the tunnel systems of the city, this record tells the stories of a variety of tunnel dwellers from the perspective of an award-winning, European photojournalist who lived and worked with them for 5 months. Photographs and personal accounts detail the struggles and pleasures?including the government’s eviction of the tunnel people and Amtrak’s offering them alternative housing?of Vietnam veterans, macrobiotic hippies, crack addicts, Cuban refugees, convicted killers, computer programmers, philosophical recluses, and criminal runaways. Humorous and compassionate, it also describes what has happened to these individuals 13 years since they’ve left.



Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM, c2010
Description: 304 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781604860702
1604860707
Branch Call Number: 362.5 Voe
Additional Contributors: Voeten, Teun

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beachlife47
Aug 01, 2011

I FOUND THIS BOOK *AWESOME*.... I AM FROM NYC AND CURRENTLY EVOLVED IN THE LIFE OF.... HOMELESSNESS... I KNEW THE STREETS.. AND KNOW FIRST HANDLY THE THRUTH IN THE JOURNALISTS WRITING... HE DID AN AWESOME JOB IN EXPOSING THE REAL.... GREAT EXPOSURE TO REAL LIFE...ABOVE BELOW AND BEYOND... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND....

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hertz
Jul 15, 2011

A wealth of experiences, characters, hilarious anecdotes, adventures, and a view of the homeless population who would otherwise remain out of sight. Fascinating, another layer entirely of the story of New York. Also recommend works on this subject by Jennifer Toth (The Mole People) and the documentary by Marc Singer (Dark Days). Shows the lengths people will go to live apart from society, in their own realm, and how fortunate we should regard ourselves for living in the light of day.

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