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‘City of Dogs’ Author, Photographer to Sign Book Copies in Long Island City Next Week

“City of Dogs: New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods, and the People Who Love Them”

Jan. 9, 2019 By Nathaly Pesantez

The duo that brought about the recently published “City of Dogs” book will be in Long Island City next weekend to discuss and sign copies of their work.

Ken Foster, the author, and Traer Scott, the book’s photographer, will be at Book Culture LIC from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 in a dog and pet-friendly event.

The book, as referenced in its full title, features “New York dogs, their neighborhoods, and the people who love them.”

Stories of the relationship between “canine New Yorkers and their human counterparts” are told through a collection of heartfelt stories and photos taken through the five boroughs.

The book features 40 dogs and their owners photographed at over 100 locations.

The profiled dogs include Lucy and Rocky, two pit bulls who one ailing man credits for helping him find joy and purpose in life, the dogs at JFK airport that help screen at security, and a pair of shepherds rescued by a community activist and MacArthur grant recipient among others.

Several dogs from Queens neighborhoods like Long Island City, Sunnyside, and Kew Gardens are featured in the book along with other Queens sites like Rikers Island and Rockaway Beach.

Book Culture LIC is located at 26-09 Jackson Ave. For more information on the event visit

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Critic Al

“City of Dog Crap” is a better title. Let’s see the police and dog owners get on other dog owners who don’t clean up after their pet.


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