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Photo courtesy of Nathan Kensinger

Photo courtesy of Nathan Kensinger

Abandoned buildings attract a wide variety of people: heroin addicts, the homeless, architects, film students, etc. Their future usually involves demolition or conversion into a luxury condo, and some abandoned luxury condos have become home to heroin addicts as well. I’ll never be able to call the condos attractive, but New York is littered with some beautiful buildings that are occupied by nothing but pigeons, rats and empty laundry soap containers. Nathan Kensinger is a photographer who has photographed tons of abandoned buildings in NYC, like an boarded up train station in Inwood and a popular mob burial ground in East New York. If you’re not one to break into buildings, go to Pete’s Candy Store tonight. Kensinger’s showing his photos of dead buildings around the city.

Pretty, Vacant: A Slide Show of Abandoned New York
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, between Frost and Richardson [Williamsburg]
Monday, October 19, 7:30pm

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.