Yorkville Stoops to Nuts

Posted by askanewyorker 
Yorkville Stoops to Nuts
October 10, 2012 06:29AM
My connections to the photos and locations in this book go back to 1960 and my first bicycle. Dad owned a three-speed Raleigh. I had a single-speed Schwinn. In the spring of 1961 the two of us began our river-to-river tours. I was six years old and had never felt the release of having freedom like that.

Dad took his Yashica 44 camera on every trip. Following his methods taught me to look everywhere for something to shoot as we rode. He regularly demonstrated to me how being patient for a shot paid off. I couldn't wait for his pictures to be developed. Even if it were a familiar place, I'd find something new in the light or in the angles that Dad chose. My love for his work and the memory of those trips are alive in these pages.

Thomas Pryor's work has been published in The New York Times, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, A Prairie Home Companion, New York Press and other periodicals. His story, "Madame Butterfly Goes Down", was part of Thomas Beller's anthology, "Lost and Found: Stories from New York." Two of his stories appeared in Larry Canale's book, "Mickey Mantle - Memories and Memorabilia." His blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," is listed in The New York Times Blog Roll and his radio show ran on the Centanni Broadcasting Network. Thomas was featured on PBS's "Baseball: A New York Love Story," and Public Radio's "This American Life," and he is a regular contributor to NearSay.com and askanewyorker.com. Thomas recently completed a memoir about growing up in the 1960s in a New York City working class neighborhood, "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts."



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