Lost Waterfronts of New York

chemical_lane_kensingerAn illustrated lecture with photographer and filmmaker Nathan Kensinger.


Date: Friday, July 27th

Time: 7:00

Admission: $12

Presented by Atlas Obscura

In the last decade, large sections of New York City’s waterfront have been rezoned, parcelled off and handed over to developers. A new landscape of luxury condominiums has replaced the old sugar refineries, powerhouses, bungalows and docks that once lined New York’s shores. However, some vestiges of the historic waterfront remain, mainly in forgotten or off-limits neighborhoods like Bloomfield, Edgemere, New Dorp Beach and Hammels Wye. Join Nathan Kensinger as he shares his photographs documenting the changing waterfront.

Nathan Kensinger is a photographer and filmmaker whose work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits structures, and other liminal spaces. He began photographing New York City’s waterfront in 2001 at Coney Island’s abandoned Thunderbolt rollercoaster. His photographs have since been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and in recent solo shows at the Brooklyn Public Library and UnionDocs, and have been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Post, New York Daily News, and The Village Voice. He is currently working on The Newtown Creek Armada, a public art installation creating a model boat pond in a Superfund Site. For more information go to www.nathankensinger.com

This is part of the “Atlas Obscura Speakers” series of talks at Observatory.

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