Nathan’s Famous still closed on Coney Island in January 2013: “No Hurricane Will Get Us Down”
We were nothing short of amazed by the Rising Waters exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, which featured both pro and amateur photographs of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermaths. Untapped Cities contributor Ben Helmer interviewed the featured photographers in the first exhibit, which included Nathan Kensinger, Wyatt Gallery and Daniel Avila, of the NYC Parks Department. The exhibit was so popular, MCNY decided to host a special presentation to complement the exhibition, which they’ve dubbed Rising Waters 2.0.
Featuring 500 photographers who submitted work to MCNY’s open call, the exhibit will highlight the hurricane’s impact on the New York region. Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young’s work will also be in included in the exhibition, from images she took on a walk of NYCHA housing in Coney Island following the storm.
Rising Waters 2.0 will take place from December 27 to January 5th at the Museum of the City of New York.