According to the author and photographer Anna Angelidakis, there are more than 550 community gardens in the five boroughs of New York City--an astonishing testament tot he variety and perseverance of the city's inhabitants. Focusing only on the community gardens of Manhattan, the author organizes the book into four areas: East Harlem, West Harlem, the Lower East Side, and the West Side. The author's camera lavishes attention on these gardens, picking out details, people, artwork, plants, and the community they bring together. Maps and basic information are included, as well as a full list of community gardens and their addresses. --Landscape Architecture Magazine.