February 10, 2012 12:12:36 PM

Meghan Jablonski




the oyster


the oyster is part of both New York City's ecological and social systems. Its story in the natural habitat (near total decimation and recent efforts to restore it) reflects the fluctuating health of NYC's ecosystems, shifts in industry, and shifts in environmental awareness. Its story as a food reflects trends in social fashions and carries strong associations to periods in NYC's history (e.g., the mad man era, and it's recent popularity.)

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