5. Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn

UrbanGlass Dead Horse Bay Untapped Cities AFineLyneDavid Horvitz, Unique hand-blown sea-glass sculpture, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of UrbanGlass

The southern edge of Brooklyn, between Marine Park and Jamaica Bay, isn’t a part of the city frequented by throngs of city dwellers or sightseers. It is, after all, a location that sits a top a landfill that was closed in the 1930s. A graveyard of life’s necessities, ignored and untouched. As one walks along the shore of Dead Horse Bay, glass bottles of every shape, size and color catch the rays of the sun, reminding us of a time when so much of what was sold, from milk bottles to medicine bottles, was sold in glass. A remarkable glimpse into our past, and used as muse by the artists in a group exhibit curated by Allison C. Meier.

Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn will be on view at UrbanGlass’s Agnes Varis Art Center from February 1 to March 26th, with an Opening Reception on Wednesday, February 1st from 6-9 pm. The Agnes Varis Art Center is located at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.