September 30th, 2007 -
Coney Island Creek once divided Coney Island from mainland Brooklyn. It now houses a collection of ruined boats and one dead experimental submarine. This creek, like its Brooklyn siblings the Gowanus Canal and the Newtown Creek, was a once thriving waterway. It has now been left to decay and wildlife. Jellyfish, rats and fisherman line its banks. These photos document a tea party on the creek arranged by the creative group Ars Subterranea, which was founded by the artist Julia Solis.
For other photo essays from abandoned Coney Island, visit The Freak's Domain (2008), Under The Boardwalk (2009) and Abandoned Playland (2011).