Cover image for Picking up
Author
Publisher
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Description
p. cm.
Call #
331.7616 N
Subjects
ISBN #
9780374299293

 

ID #
1621943

 

Availability

LocationCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodesort iconStatus
Ridgewood331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794300Available
Pomonok331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794284Available
Richmond Hill331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794276Available
South Ozone Park331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794268Available
Sunnyside331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794250Available
Steinway331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794243Available
St.Albans331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794235Available
Rego Park331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794227Available
Rochdale Village331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794219Due 4-21-2014
Queens Village331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794201Available
Central Adult Non-Fiction331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794193Available
Woodside331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794177Available
Long Island City331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794169Available
Maspeth331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794151Due 5-2-2014
McGoldrick331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794144Available
Laurelton331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794136Available
Ozone Park331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794128Available
North Hills331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794110Available
North Forest Park331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794094Available
Lefrak City331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794086Available
Langston Hughes331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794078Available
Mitchell-Linden331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794060Available
Lefferts331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794052Available
South Hollis331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794045Available
South Jamaica331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794037Available
Woodhaven331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794029Available
Whitestone331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794011Available
Poppenhusen331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564794003Available
Flushing331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793997Available
East Flushing331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793989Available
East Elmhurst331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793971Available
Elmhurst331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793963Available
Broadway331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793948Available
Far Rockaway331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793930Available
Hollis331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793922Available
Howard Beach331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793914Available
Jackson Heights331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793906Available
Glendale331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793880Available
Forest Hills331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793872Due 5-5-2014
Kew Gardens Hills331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793864Available
Corona331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793849Available
Cambria Heights331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793831Available
Briarwood331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793823Available
Bay Terrace331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793815Available
Court Square331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793807Available
Douglaston331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793799Available
Astoria331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793781Available
Auburndale331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793773Available
Bayside331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564793765Available
Glen Oaks331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564652813Available
Seaside331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228564638358Available
Pomonok331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228560611714Available
Arverne331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228560611565Available
Broad Channel331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228556625157Available
Flushing331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228556566419Available
Fresh Meadows331.7616 NAdult Hard Cover0228553800498Available

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  One woman's journey inside New York City's grittiest-and most important-uniformed workforce America's largest city generates garbage in torrents-11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take it away. But who , exactly, is that someone? And why is he-or she-so unknown? In Picking Up , the anthropologist Robin Nagle introduces us to the men and women of New York City's Department of Sanitation and makes clear why this small army of uniformed workers is the most important labor force on the streets. Seeking to understand every aspect of the Department's mission, Nagle accompanied crews on their routes, questioned supervisors and commissioners, and listened to story after story about blizzards, hazardous wastes, and the insults of everyday New Yorkers. But themore time she spent with the DSNY, the more Nagle realized that observing wasn't quite enough- so she joined the force herself . Driving the hulking trucks, she obtained an insider's perspective on the complex kinships, arcane rules, and obscure lingo unique to the realm of sanitation workers.  Nagle chronicles New York City's four-hundred-year struggle with trash, and traces the city's waste-management efforts from a time when filth overwhelmed the streets to the far more rigorous practices of today, when the Big Apple is as clean as it's ever been. Throughout, Nagle reveals the many unexpected ways in which sanitation workers stand between our seemingly well-ordered lives and the sea of refuse that would otherwise overwhelm us. In the process, she changes the way we understand cities-and ourselves within them.  

Customer Reviews

Picking Up is nicely written and interesting. Robin Nagle brings an interesting perspective from her first days on the job to the history of sanitation in NYC. Her anecdotes and personal stories are informative and entertaining. I now have an even greater appreciation for the people that do this fragrant job.

Marc Record

01198cam a22003618a 4500
001
vtls001621943
003
NJQ
005
20130114143900.0
008
130114s2013 nyu b 001 0 eng
010
 
 
$a 2012-028941
020
 
 
$a 9780374299293 (hbk.) : $c $28.00
020
 
 
$a 0374299293
039
 
9
$a 201301141439 $b jlin $y 201301141041 $z gbasu
040
 
 
$a DLC $b eng $c DLC $d BTCTA $d OCLCO $d BDX
042
 
 
$a pcc
043
 
 
$a n-us-ny
049
 
 
$a ZQPM
050
 
 
$a HD8039.S2572 $b U66 2013
082
 
 
$a 331.7/61628442097471 $2 23
099
 
 
$a 331.7616 N
100
1
 
$a Nagle, Robin.
245
1
 
$a Picking up : $b on the streets and behind the trucks with the sanitation workers of New York City / $c Robin Nagle.
250
 
 
$a 1st ed.
260
 
 
$a New York : $b Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $c 2013.
263
 
 
$a 1303
300
 
 
$a p. $c cm.
504
 
 
$a Includes bibliographical references and index.
599
 
 
$a A Feb13-CP
650
 
 
$a Sanitation workers $z New York (State) $z New York.
994
 
 
$a C0 $b ZQP
995
 
 
$a GBASU/JLIN-CC:0113
999
 
 
$a VIRTUA
999
 
 
$a VTLSSORT0010 0080 0100 0400 0200 0201 0420 0430 0500 0820 0490 0990 1000 2450 2500 2600 2630 3000 5040 5990 6500 9950 9940 9992
1621943

Terms & Conditions