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.
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.
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.
In the 18 weeks since we started this new reality, I have missed live music almost more than sports. When I heard that my friend Frank Manzi was going to play outdoors in the Berkshires, I decided to take a ride to see if it was going to work. And I can emphatically say that yes it did.
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.
As football and hockey teams prepare for a fanless experience, in New England, something approaching a return to normalcy — socially distanced and face-mask-wearing normalcy, naturally — is happening. Since June 2, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, now in its 10th season, has been holding games, with a reduced number of fans in the seats, in six venues from New Britain, Connecticut to Nashua, New Hampshire.
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.
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.
Fotografiska New York will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, pending Phase Four of New York City’s reopening plan. Beginning with the public opening on the 29th, Fotografiska will be operating on a reduced schedule and will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 9pm, and closed Monday and Tuesday for cleaning and private tours.
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.