Education Designer

Dead Horse Bay

On a cold spring day, members of the City Reliquary Museum met up at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn, New York to marvel at the antique trash and treasure that the eroding dunes had exposed. The trash buried in the dunes here originates from the neighborhoods that were forcibly displaced when Robert Moses began construction on the highways that would fundamentally change the shape of the city. This audio captures New York Department of Sanitation anthropologist-in-residence, Robin Nagle, introducing the group to the site and some happy exclamations from that day.