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Nathan Kensinger’s Photography: The Desertification of Williamsburg Brooklyn

September 1, 2010

New York Photographer Nathan Kensinger is known for his exploration of urban spaces. These images are some of his most recent work focusing on the desertification of the Williamsburg housing development projects that halted after the economic collapse. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

– The Ballast Boys

Below is an excerpt from Kensinger’s Essay on this matter.

August 31, 2010 –

The landscape of Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been radically transformed in the last decade. Located at the epicenter of New York City’s recent development boom, the neighborhood saw countless industrial buildings and row houses torn down by developers. In their place, dozens of luxury condominium towers were constructed, permanently altering the skyline. By July 2009, however, “The Billyburg Bust” was reported by New York Magazine, which wrote that the area was “littered with half-built shells of a vanished boom.” Like any gold rush, the aftermath of the frenzied push to develop Williamsburg has left permanent scars on the land.

Fallow Land – Union and N.10th

you can read the rest of the essay and see the rest of the photos on Kensinger’s Blog. The link is below!


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  1. ho chi mihn permalink
    September 1, 2010 1:30 pm

    me no likey.

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