Sunday, September 4

Brooklyn, Lost and Found

Found at Plum Beach.
"The refuse that clutters Brooklyn’s neglected parks, vacant lots, and forgotten shorelines is typically considered an eyesore if it isn’t ignored altogether. But a closer examination can yield surprising rewards. When you adopt the perspective of an archaeologist, the experience of walking down a litter-strewn street can become a kind of treasure hunt, where puzzling relics of the city’s past await you in the most unexpected places. We can search through the urban rubble with the same fascination as the excavators of ancient civilizations, making discoveries that connect us to a more immediate ancestry. Decaying dolls and peeling lawn ornaments take on totemic significance as emblems of an imagined urban mythology. ..."
W - Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
CityLab - Interactive Map of the Day: The Age of Every Building in Brooklyn
NY Times: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, a ‘Small Town’ in a Big City
Bay Ridge: an oasis in the urban jungle of New York City
YouTube: Bay Ridge Living: A Personal Tour, Tour the Arab Community in Brooklyn, NYC

2015 December: An Introduction to Novelist Gilbert Sorrentino’s Bay Ridge