Museum of the City of New York Hosts "Trash Talk" With NYC Sanitation Anthropologist-in-Residence Robin Nagle

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Robin Nagle, the New York City Department of Sanitation’s anthropologist-in-residence and a clinical associate professor of anthropology and urban studies at New York University, will hold a fascinating conversation about this often-overlooked army of urban workers.

Robin Nagle

“You can go your whole life without ever having to call a fireman, and if you’re lucky you’ll never have to call a cop, but you want to see a sanitation worker every day." - Robin Nagle

Robin Nagle, the New York City Department of Sanitation’s anthropologist-in-residence and a clinical associate professor of anthropology and urban studies at New York University, will hold a fascinating conversation at the Museum of the City of New York about this often-overlooked army of urban workers, the subject of her new book, Picking Up (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013).

“You can go your whole life without ever having to call a fireman, and if you’re lucky you’ll never have to call a cop, but you want to see a sanitation worker every day,” Nagle says.

Nagle will discuss her investigation into the “san men’s” world along with Department of Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and members of the sanitation workforce. The event is co-sponsored by the NYC Department of Sanitation and the John W. Draper Program at New York University.

WHEN:     Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:30 PM

WHERE:     Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York (btw. East 103rd and 104th Streets)

WHO:    Robin Nagle, DSNY anthropologist-in-residence and NYU clinical associate professor of anthropology and urban studies; John J. Doherty, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation; members of the Sanitation workforce.

TICKETS:     Reservations are required. Ticket prices: $6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public. For more information or to register by phone, call 917-492-3395 or visit the box office.

About the Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. For more information, visit us here.

Directions: By bus: M1, M3, M4, or M106 to 104th Street, M2 to 101st Street.
By subway: Lexington Avenue #6 train to 103rd Street, walk three blocks west, or #2 or #3 train to 110th Street, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 104th Street.

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