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Here Now, a Photo Tour of NYC's Ghost Towns and Wetlands

Curbed NY today has an extensive photo essay that promises a revealing journey through a lesser-known region of New York City. As photographer Nathan Kensinger explains, Hook Creek, an important waterway located in the borough of Queens, winds through some of the city's most isolated and oft-forgotten neighborhoods. Meadowmere and Warnerville, for example, are surrounded by water, and as a local fisherman points out, one home there has been "under water at least 15 times." The estuary also flows through Meyer Harbor, a ghost town hidden among overgrown marshlands, as well as the 160-acre Idlewild Park Preserve, where there's also a wildlife sanctuary.

Get the full story on Hook Creek over at Curbed NY. >>