Interviews, Reviews & Publications

"Photographer Nathan Kensinger... climbing around the city’s abandoned buildings and decaying waterfronts to chronicle them... uncovers some of the last unseen parts of New York"  

"Urban Photographer Nathan Kensinger Knows NYC's Best Rooftops, Toxic Industrial Canals, and Dive-Bar Bathrooms... [One] of our favorite New Yorkers"

"Our favorite photographer and documentarian of the rough edges of NYC"

"No one has a greater feel for the bleak, post-industrial landscape than Nathan Kensinger."

Selected Interviews, Reviews & Publications (2007-2016):

WBAI Radio, State of the Arts NYC - "The New York You Never Knew," August 5, 2016

Art F City - This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Augmented Reality, Black Lives Matter, Bromoeroticism, and More, August 1, 2016

Untapped Cities - Studio in the Park’s ‘Chance Ecologies’ Takes an In-Depth Look at NYC’s Flushing River, July 20, 2016

Untapped Cities - Chance Ecologies Art Exhibition Explores the Soon to be Lost Wild Landscapes of Hunter’s Point South, December 23, 2015

Indiewire - Rooftop Films Announces 2015 Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grant RecipientsDecember 10, 2015

Filmmaker Magazine - Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grant Winners for 2015 AnnouncedDecember 10, 2015

Untapped Cities - The Abandoned, Wild Landscape of Hunters Point Waterfront in Long Island City, August 25, 2015

Daily Mail - New York’s shadowy secret: No-man’s land dubbed The Hole, August 15, 2015

The Independent - New York’s darkest secret: The Hole is a Mafia graveyard that few people venture into, August 14, 2015

Newsweek - The ‘Hole’ is 12 Feet Below Street Level and About A Century Behind the Rest of New York, July 16, 2015

Art In Odd Places - Public Art at Hunters Point: A Planning Visit, May 20, 2015

Brooklyn Paper - Studio space race: Artists look back on five years of gentrification, March 13, 2015

PBS NewsHour - Photographer documents uneven Sandy recovery in hardest-hit neighborhoods, November 2, 2014

Art F City - Open Engagement Saturday: Focus on Newtown Creek Armada, May 21, 2014

Untapped Cities - Combined Overflow: Artists Take on NYC’s Two Big Superfund Sites, May 21, 2014

New York Magazine: Bedford + Bowery  -  Remembering the ‘Forgotten City,’ Greenpoint Terminal Market, December 31, 2013

DNA Info  -  Famed Sewer Explorer and Other Aquatic Artists Confront City’s Waterfront,  November 5, 2013

NY Daily News  -  St. John’s University exhibit sheds light on forgotten waterfront, September 6, 2013

Gothamist  -  Stunning Photos Throughout Time Trace NYC’s Relationship With Its Waterways, September 4, 2013

Time Out New York  -  What’s your favorite NYC secret?, April 9, 2013

The Wall Street Journal  -  Floating Down Newtown Creek, Boats Made From its Trash, September 18, 2012

The New Yorker  -  Goings On About Town: Above And Beyond, September 17, 2012

NY Post  -  Sail Away: Up A Creek, September 14, 2012

Wired  -  Pollution as Art: Radio-Controlled Armada Floats Where Canoes Dare Not Go, September 8, 2012

Art Info  Artists Bring Attention to ‘One of the Nation’s Most Polluted Waterways’ With Art Boat Project, September 6, 2012

Boing Boing  -  Model boats will explore contaminated New York City waterway, September 5, 2012

12oz Prophet  -  Photographer and Urban Explorer Nathan Kensinger, July 22nd 2012

Staten Island Advance  -  Empty LNG tanks, a Staten Island community blemish, attract urban explorers, July 12th, 2012

Professional Women Photographers  -  Dark Legacy, Points of Light: Photographers and Newtown Creek, July 8th, 2012

New York Magazine  -  Do This: Another Kind of Boat Party, May 20th, 2012

Superchief  -  Interview with Nathan Kensinger, Photographer and Urban Explorer, May 8th, 2012 

DNA Info  -  Brooklyn Artists to Film Newtown Creek Filth with Remote-Control Boats, February 14th, 2012

Brooklyn Based  -  Controversy as Muse–Atlantic Yards-Inspired Art, January 10th, 2012

Urban Ombnibus  -  Block by Block: New York's Street Historians, December 2nd, 2011

New York Daily News  -  Newtown Creek Armada art project to set sail on polluted Greenpoint waterway, November 22nd, 2011

Wall Street Journal  -  Modern New York Historians With Street Smarts, November 19th, 2011

PBS 13 WNET Metrofocus  -  Street Historians Dig and Climb New York’s Stranger Side, November 16th, 2011

Brooklyn Paper  -  A Great Adventure - Without Ever Leaving the Five Boroughs, November 15th, 2011

L Magazine  -  Newtown Creek Armada to Sail Miniature Fleet on Polluted Waterway, November 11th, 2011

The Brooklyn Paper  -   Artists will put cameras on boats in the Newtown Creek, November 11th, 2011

Business Insider  -  Haunting Photos Of The Abandoned Governor's Island In NYC, November 9th, 2011

Urban Omnibus  -  Cinebeast's Gowanderlust, October 19th, 2011

Urban Omnibus  -  The Omnibus Roundup, October 7th, 2011

Huffington Post  -  New York's Nuit Blanche Redux: Industrial Buildings Brought to Light, October 5th, 2011

Time Out New York  -  15 Best Things to Do This Week, October 3rd, 2011

Urban Omnibus  -  Bring to Light | Nuit Blanche New York, September 30th, 2011

Brooklyn Based  -  Nuit Blanche Lights up the Greenpoint Night, September 30th, 2011

Staten Island Advance  -  San Francisco Native Discovers Pouch Camp, May 19th, 2011

New York Times: City Room  -  Staten Island's Secret Oasis, May 9th, 2011

Architizer - The Hole: New York's Ghost Town, April 5th, 2011

New York Times: City Room  -  The Vacant Bungalows of New Dorp, March 9th, 2011

Invention & Technology  Magazine  -  "Miracle Under 42nd Street," Winter 2011, Volume 25, Number 4

New York Times: City Room  -  In the Ruins of Playland, Artifacts of Better Days, January 31st, 2011

Next American City  -  An Interview with Nathan Kensinger, January 3rd, 2011

New York Times  -  Movies In A Tunnel; Words and Photos in Harlem, December 9th, 2010

New York Observer  -  Whole Prudes: Why Is High-End Retail So Scarce in Park Slope?, December 7th, 2010

Village Voice  -  Village Voice Web Awards: The Finalists for Best Photo Blog Are..., December 3rd, 2010

New York Times: City Room  -  Along Jamaica Bay, a Landfill's Visual Legacy, November 10th, 2010

New York Times  -  Richard Serra Sculpture Rusts in Bronx Yard, September 26th, 2010

New York Daily News  -  “Creek Tragedy Exhibit at North Brooklyn Art Show,” September 21, 2010

The L Magazine  -  Boomtown Gone Bust: Photos of Abandoned Williamsburg, September 2, 2010

New York Times: The Local  -  A Photo Tour of Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, July 9th 2010

Staten Island Advance  -  Shooting Photos Along the Shore, June 3, 2010

NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation)  -  New York Wave, Episode air dates: May-July, 2010

Urban Omnibus  -  The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, February 11, 2010

Art Slant  -  As If Swallowed Up By The Earth, February 3, 2010

Village Voice  -  Urban Photographer Nathan Kensinger Knows NYC's Best Rooftops, Toxic Industrial Canals, and Dive-Bar Bathrooms, October 29, 2009

Flavor Pill  -  Nathan Kensinger Scoops New York’s Secret Parties, October 19, 2009

Time Out New York  -  Nathan Kensinger’s pictures of NYC’s postindustrial waterfront, October 19, 2009

New York Magazine  -  Down By The Sea, June 7, 2009

New York Post  -  Squatter Explosion, May 31, 2009

Staten Island Advance  -  A Fresh Look At Forgotten Places, March 19, 2009

Gothamist  -  Nathan Kensinger, Photographer, January 19, 2009

New York Times  -  Have Camera, Will Trespass, on Brooklyn's Waterfront, August 1, 2008 

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - The Twilight of Brooklyn’s Disappearing Industrial Waterfront, in Pictures, July 11, 2008

The Architects Newspaper  -  Vanishing Acts, July 9, 2008

The New York Sun  -  Under the Streets of Brooklyn, September 12, 2007