It was the 1990s and no one really cared about the filthy Gowanus Canal. I had begun photographing the canal as a project in between my day job of professional sporting events, presidents and disasters. Then I met Buddy Scotto.
News & Stories
Towers of light reach to the heavens above New York City
The nineteenth anniversary of 9/11 ended at dawn as the Tribute in Light faded into a new day. This year’s tribute had even more meaning for many of the people who stood outside to view it.
BRASS BAND, OYSTERS, GOWANUS WILDCATS, FLOOD WALKS
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club brings music to their canoes and the shoreline, hosting six socially distanced outdoor events along and on Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal on Saturday, September 12, 2020, as a part of City of Water Day.
Another One Bites the Dust
The former home of Alex Figliolia Water & Sewer, the 65,000-square-foot industrial building disappeared without a trace. Since 2016, the patch of graffiti on a warehouse by the Carroll Street Bridge on the bank of the Gowanus Canal welcomed visitors with the tagline ‘Welcome to Venice’ with the signature “Love Jerko.” But just like the Canal itself, it became a victim of gentrification.
A Tribute to Jane Walentas
Jane Walentas, who passed away July 5, 2020, brought millions of memories to people worldwide when she restored “Jane’s Carousel” and, along with her husband, David, gifted the majestic glass house in Brooklyn Bridge park as its new residence. She will be missed.
THE BROOKLYN-DRIVE IN COMES TO SUNSET PARK
What could be better than a drive in movie on a pier with gorgeous views of the water and lower Manhattan? Rooftop Films’ one-of-a-kind urban drive in experience is located at the end of the scenic pier at Brooklyn Army Terminal, stretching out 1,200 feet into the Bay. Ticket prices start at $40 per car with up to five people.
Governors Island Reopening
Governors Island will reopen for the season on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, with ferries traveling from Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. Governors Island ferries are always free for NYCHA residents, Kids 12 and under, Seniors 65 and over, Anyone with an IDNYC, Current and former military servicemembers, and Governors Island Members.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere
This year, the beloved BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival will be transformed into a virtual multi-platform destination designed to bring the spirit of the outdoor concert series to your home featuring Common, Yemi Alade, Questlove, and Michelle Buteau as host.
The Gallery Players present Hamlet online
The Gallery Players present a live broadcast production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, bringing their stage to the Internet for 8 nights in July 2020.
BOOM!!! BAM!! SPLAT! Macy’s Fireworks COVID-style
The Macy’s annual July 4th fireworks display 2020 has been drastically changed, unrecognizable from last year’s event, in which mondo rockets went off from the Brooklyn Bridge. Replacing the single spectacle in the age of COVID-19, a series of five, unannounced, five-minute shows are due to go off without warning in each of the five boroughs.