A unique collection of photographs of the real, authentic New York. No other recent book about New York takes such an authentic look at the people, the streets and the architecture of this cosmopolitan metropolis. Luc Kordas focuses on intimate encounters with the protagonists of the East Coast metropolis: its inhabitants. Embedded in their natural habitat, the mostly black-and-white pictures of people from the city’s streets, backyards, flats or trains strike an uncanny note. The result is a photographic smorgasbord of looks, gestures, situations that capture the soul of New York. The city is thus seen from its edges, and at the same time from its innermost – an unprecedented view of what is probably the most photographed city in the world.