Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker, and curator who has been documenting New York City's abandoned edges, endangered neighborhoods, and post-industrial waterfront for more than a decade. His Camera Obscura photo essays have appeared on Curbed since 2012.
Wetlands remediation and the presence of a new Amazon warehouse are transforming Staten Island’s west shore
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a radical fix for storm surge along New York’s shores
Like most of the rapidly changing waterfront of New York City, this liminal landscape may soon be radically transformed
The recent rezoning of Inwood, one of Manhattan’s "last affordable neighborhoods," has the potential to dramatically reshape the neighborhood
The old working waterfront has almost completely disappeared as the city realizes its new vision for the coastline.
Contemporary artists have filled the 500-acre sculpture park with pieces that tackle the changing natural landscape
A stroll through today’s Essex Street Market is still a comforting visit to an older Manhattan.
As a neighborhood rezoning looms, many of the industrial structures around the Gowanus Canal are threatened.
Touring the urban wilds of the Sharrotts Shoreline on Staten Island’s southern end.