GETTING TANKED: Andy Rosenwach’s 115-year-old firm builds and installs the water tanks that top NYC buildings. Photo credit: Christian Johnston
When the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage undertook its New York City Project some years ago, work was a prominent item on the agenda. As part of the mission to document urban culture in the five boroughs, interviewers sought out people engaged in iconic city trades, from lox smoking to graffiti artistry, and asked them about their jobs.
Now that research has yielded a book, Lox, Stocks, and Backstage Broadway: Iconic Trades of New York City by Nancy Groce. With chapters on Broadway’s backstage artisans, Wall Street traders, subway workers and others, the book celebrates those whose jobs “create, maintain and nurture the very heart of Gotham.”
Our longtime member, Rosenwach Tank, was profiled in the book. more »