In his happier dreams, Jeremiah Moss sees the city as it was, the vanished New York, and he rushes around, digital camera in hand, trying to capture everything. In less happy dreams, he sees the city as it is, the vanishing New York, the one that he documents by day on his blog Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York, a.k.a. the Book of Lamentations: A Bitterly Nostalgic Look at a City in the Process of Going Extinct.
It is said that we what cannot resolve in our waking lives haunts our dreams, and this seems particularly true for the pseudonymous Mr. Moss. But rather than despairing, Mr. Moss has decided to magnify the effect. Now he posts his dreams, and the dreams of other New Yorkers similarly inclined to bitter nostalgia even in their sleep, on a quiet side blog: Dreams of the Vanishing New York. Read More