In this spectacular portrait of the great metropolis of New York City, renowned photographer Jake Rajs juxtaposes iconic views--the Empire State Building, the Hudson River skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge--with unheralded neighborhoods and secret places throughout the five boroughs. Widely recognized as the pre-eminent landscape photographer in America today, Rajs has created a breathtaking collection of images that convey the energy and drama of this great city. Complementing Rajs's visual presentation is Pete Hamill's literary portrait. This lively and compelling view traces the history of the city from its beginnings as an Indian hunting and fishing ground to the continuous settlement by immigrants from all corners of the world to the numerous and overlapping islands that now make up the city as a whole. First published in a deluxe edition in 1998, this unique presentation is now accessible to all who are eager to explore the city that fascinates the world.Rajs, Jake is the author of 'New York City of Islands', published 2007 under ISBN 9781580931830 and ISBN 1580931839.