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Organization Name
The Newtown Creek Armada
About Us
The Newtown Creek Armada is a collaboration between three Brooklyn artists - Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright - whose individual work creatively investigates industry, ecology, and change in urban spaces. North Brooklyn Public Arts Coalition (nbART) commissioned the project through an open call. nbART is a Greenpoint-based organization that produces community-driven public art. Local partners include the North Brooklyn Boat Club and the Newtown Creek Alliance.
We Participate Because
The Newtown Creek is at once strangely beautiful, highly toxic and indelibly marked by an ongoing history of enterprise, innovation and abuse. Exploration of the creek and its surroundings reveals a wealth of discarded objects, forgotten spaces, shocking pollution and the hidden workings of the city. The Newtown Creek Armada is a project that seeks to safely extend the opportunity for exploration to the greater public in hopes of fostering a wider participation in a responsible and productive stewardship of New York City’s industrial waterways.