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In the Footsteps of NYC's Best Chronicler, Joseph Mitchell

[A new biography explores the work of author Joseph Mitchell, whose legacy still impacts New York City. All photos by Nathan Kensinger.]

Welcome back to Camera Obscura, Curbed NY's series of photo essays by Nathan Kensinger. This week, Kensinger reflects on the work of Joseph Mitchell.

Sometimes, when the fate of the world seems to be a foregone conclusion ignored by the crowds surging through midtown Manhattan, I take a long subway ride toward the end of a line, to walk in neighborhoods with colorful names unknown to most New Yorkers—Edgemere, Meadowmere, Bloomfield—quiet places where the tangled strands of the city's history demand excavation. On days like this, I often cross paths with the the ghost of Joseph Mitchell.

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