A Natural Curiosity :: Nathan Kensinger explores New York
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Nathan Kensinger explores New York

Dead Horse Bay. Coney Island Creek. The Bronx Swamp. The South Edgemere Wasteland. Names like these have a strange fascination for me, and apparently so they do for the photographer Nathan Kensinger, whose website features “The Abandoned & Industrial Edges of New York City.”

I went to Red Hook recently for the first time, and while poking around the old brick warehouses by the waterfront, I noticed I was on the corner of Beard Street. Odd name, I thought. A few days later I came across Kensinger’s essay on Beard Street, which he calls “my favorite street in Brooklyn.” I was sorry not to have seen it before the Todd Shipyard was dismantled to make room for the new Ikea superstore.

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