Perhaps now more than ever, New York City residents create homes for themselves in vastly different ways. Are there any bad neighborhoods anymore? Or are there just places that immigrants and long-time residents subsist next to high-rise hotels and luxury condos?
It's a question not limited to NYC, especially as people are being ejected from their McMansions and middle class homes in the current mortgage meltdown. Presciently, photographer Rick Smolan and his partner Jennifer Erwitt recently published a book called "America At Home." It's a sprawling examination of American domesticity--indoors and outdoors. Below are some examples from the book of New Yorkers at Home.