The Battle for New Yorker's Trash, a Profile on Scrap Metal Collectors in NYC

The New Yorker recently made this interesting video titled The Battle for New York City’s Trash that follows some of the City's scrap metal collectors as they go about looking for "gold."

Each evening at around 11 p.m., Luqman Stroud and his brother Aje drive a van through the streets of Brownsville, New York, searching dumpsters and trash heaps for scrap metal: a broken fridge, a rusty stove—anything that can be sold to a salvage yard. It is an arduous way to make a living: their haul may fetch as little as a penny a pound.

Check out the accompanying article for more.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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