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Staff Picks: Debbie’s Favorite NY-NJ Harbor Books

Staff Picks: Debbie’s Favorite NY-NJ Harbor Books
May 4, 2017
If you are like me, there seems to be more books that I want to read than it seems I have time.  There are so many great books about NY-NJ Harbor and the surrounding waterways and communities that I have an evolving list of books that I have read or need to read.  I hesitate to mention which ones I still need to read for fear of risking my reputation and offending the authors!  Here they are grouped loosely by theme:

Respect and Know Your History

  • The Hudson River: A Natural and Unnatural History by Robert Boyle
  • Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
  • The Riverkeepers by John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Oysters, of Course

  • Oyster Wars and the Public Trust: Property, Law, and Ecology in New Jersey History by Bonnie McCay
  • The Big Oyster: History in a Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
  • American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood by Paul Greenberg

Urban Exploration

  • The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures on the Edge of a City by Robert Sullivan
  • An American River: From Paradise to Superfund, Afloat on New Jersey’s Passaic by Mary Bruno
  • Walking Manhattan’s Rim, the Great Saunter by Cy Adler
  • Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs by Sergey Kadinsky
  • Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate

Debbie Mans

Baykeeper and Executive Director