City by the Sea
October 30, 2009
Over the years, New Yorkers relationship with their waterfront has ebbed and flowed. Now, with the city's shore the focus of new luxury residential developments and park, the Museum of the City of New York presents an exhibition of historic and contemporary photographs on New York's changing shore.
"The Edge of New York," at the museum through Nov. 29, focuses on how the industrial waterfront, which reached its peak in the 1930s and '40s, has evolved over the years. Photographs by Bernice Abbott, Andreas Feininger and David Robbins portray the piers and shipping facilities as well as the longshoremen who worked on them. More recent works by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel document the remnants of the old industrial waterfront and the shore's renewal as a place for recreation and reflection.
For more information on the museum and the exhibition, go to The Museum of the City of New York