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Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by Shane Kavanaugh.
Down by the Sea… Photograph by Nathan Kensinger In 1964, The Drifters released their hit song “Under the Boardwalk,” which takes place along the fabled shores of Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Thirty years later, the Army Corps of Engineers filled the space beneath the boardwalk, closing it off to hopeless romantics, sun bathers and […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2009 by Shane Kavanaugh.
Steve Denker started collecting scrap metal when he was a kid growing up in the Gravesend Projects in Coney Island. He has made his living this way on and off for almost 40 years. “Scrap metal was always something to fall back on, when there was nothing else,” said Denker, 50. Denker recently served 13 […]
Posted on 12. Nov, 2009 by Shane Kavanaugh.
Artists Brendan Smith and Nicola Armster are wood obsessed. By hand, the couple makes bookmarks, clocks, coasters, picture frames, birdhouses, earrings. All of their pieces, they insist, must serve a function. All of their pieces are made from reclaimed wood that the two have salvaged throughout New York City and the Northeast: Coney Island boardwalk […]