Dead Horse Bay: New York City's Hidden Treasure Trove of Vintage Trash

ABC News recently published this great little mini-documentary about Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay explaining how a botched Robert Moses-led landfill led to an artist haven for vintage trash turned art.

Since Moses failed to have the landfill at Dead Horse Bay capped with anything other than topsoil, the garbage laid down by his workmen in 1953 has been seeping out of the land and into the surrounding waters for more than sixty years. Roller skates, nail polish bottles, and hair combs have all emerged from the sand, the ruins of sacrificed neighborhoods refusing to disappear.

Check out the accompanying article for more on the fascinating history of Dead Horse Bay.

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