In an ongoing series of new books, prolific maker Julia Rothman 02 IL has turned a tender eye on her hometown in Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs, which was just released yesterday. Hear the story of how the book came to be in her own online account of the genesis.
Reviewers are already welcoming the wonderfully illustrated and annotated book with open arms. ”Rothman’s Hello, New York is part exploration guide, part scrapbook of her life in Park Slope after growing up on City Island with a father from the Bronx whose father grew up on the Lower East Side,” notes Hyperallergic.
From the diversity of street food to the wild variety of birds inhabiting one of the most densely populated metropolises in the world, Rothman’s lovingly illustrated book is full of arcane facts and quirky finds – including some of the “lesser-recognized, under-appreciated buildings of Manhattan.”
New York Daily News calls Hello, New York “very personal and charming,” while Design Sponge says “it’s the perfect book if you’ve been to the city a million times, live here or have it on your bucket list.”
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