Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California


Streetnotes bannerUC Davis

Manhattan’s "Dirty Urban Landscapes"


This photo essay can be read as a little impromptu itinerary of some of New York City’s still standing “Dirty Urban Landscapes”. It celebrates the streets of New York City as chaotic, anarchic palimpsests of overlapping cultural signs and traces of human enterprise. It celebrates the “messy vitality” (Venturi 1966) of everyday life in a city whose built landscape seethes with meanings.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View