For some new New Yorkers, the city is the place where they’ve always belonged. For Leigh Beckett, that was a truth even his dying mother in the UK could see.
Friends old and new joined us to celebrate.
Adi Talwar and Guglielmo Mattioli |
This week, City Limits has examined how New York City’s water renaissance is working out in two places that represent our waterfront past and present: Newtown Creek and Jamaica Bay. Here are images from both:
Guglielmo Mattioli and Adi Talwar |
The bay is considered the crown jewel of the city’s green spaces, home to hundreds of species of birds, fishes and marine life. It’s a ecosystem unique within the entire Northeast coast just a hour subway ride from downtown Manhattan. The proximity to the city makes Jamaica Bay a unique wild environment in urban setting but is also its major threat.
The street-art movement was never dependent on one space, and since 5 Pointz’s demise, new work has shifted to new spots or to ones that were already operating. The long-running Welling Court Mural Project near the Astoria waterfront is one of the latter.
Read the City & State/ City Limitsseries on “Closing Rikers.”
It’s common on the streets of New York to see new neighborhoods rising from old ones. Along the eastern shore of Staten Island, however, a very different process is now underway.
New York City’s ultraviolet disinfection facility combines steel, light and water in an effort to prevent waterborne illnesses from afflicting New Yorkers.