Best Scavenger Archaeologists (2008)


Everybody knows the saying about one man's trash. But it is doubtful Brooklynites of the 18th and 19th centuries could have predicted the lengths to which two men would go to extract it from the bowels of the five boroughs. For years, amateur treasure-hunters SCOTT JORDAN AND ANDY GOLDFRANK have scavenged the city's abandoned buildings, pulling up dozens of worthless old glass bottles, chips of British china, and chunks of colonial stoneware. Whatever bounty Jordan doesn't keep, he mounts on plaster and sells to tourists in Union Square. Better start hanging on to those Miller Lite 40s.


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