Coney Island Creek


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.

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For other photo essays from abandoned Coney Island, visit The Freak's Domain (2008), Under The Boardwalk (2009) and Abandoned Playland (2011).














11 comments:

  1. Emily and Shannon will be excited to get press coverage, no doubt.

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  2. nice photos, i especially like the first and last photos!

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  3. Stay out of Coney Island you fucking hipsters. Stay away.

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  4. Nice shots of the creek! Glad to see its getting used for something other then dumping. What kind of fish were they catching?

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  5. Hey these photographs are really interesting. And that arts group sounds great. Thank you for posting about this.

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  6. Thanks for the comments - it was an interesting event to attend and to document. Not sure what kind of fish were being caught - the only ones I saw swimming around were pretty tiny.

    I guess, because of the anonymous comments posted here, I am going to have to start requiring that any people commenting must at least add a name... anonymous comments will be deleted in the future.

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  7. people in your photographs! How rare!

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  8. Meghan -

    I know! Its a crazy new thing I just thought of! What do you think - should I just photoshop them all out?

    Haha. Just kidding.

    nate

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  9. do you think coney island creek is new or something? apparently nothing can be kept sacred.

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  10. Thanks anonymous for your comment. No, Coney Island Creek is not new, and no, it is not sacred. It is just a body of water.

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  11. I GREW UP IN BENSONHURST IN THE 40'S-60'S. COULD NOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE SIGN OF THE FUNKY CREEK WE PASSED ON THE BMT SUBWAY GOING INTO CONEY ISLAND. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. I LOVED MY CHILDHOOD DAYS

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