The Disapearing Art of a Hood — Long Island City

On assignment for a magazine, I had the chance to hang out in my neighborhood’s backyard for the weekend in Long Island City. It was a pre-spring kind of vibe, which resulted in drinking, eating, and walking in places I had never before visited. I was reminded of the great spots in this neighborhood and of the many remnants of its history, abandoned but still visible.

Here are some shots of a neighborhood that will look completely different in five years. With the potential loss of 5 Pointz and some of these old buildings, the essence of its past will look like a tombstone whose name bearer has become worn with age.

* If you’re checking out my site and looking for pictures I may have taken of you over the weekend, please email me cdetres[AT]


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