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Nature and Pollution Walk Hand in Hand Down Staten Island's Chemical Lane

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The Arthur Kill is the heavily polluted tidal strait separating New Jersey's Chemical Coast from Staten Island's wasteland of decommissioned liquid natural gas (LNG) tanks and decaying boat yards. Leading to the waterway is Chemical Lane, a semi-paved roadway that traverses an area where Staten Island's industrial past mixes with resurgent wildlife and accepts encroaching development. Photographer Nathan Kensinger explores this portion of New York City's Richmond County and discovers brownfields side by side with paintball and driving ranges.
· Chemical Lane, Staten Island [Nathan Kensinger Photography]
· Nathan Kesinger coverage [Curbed NY]