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Freshkills

Capturing Change

Nesting Season

Photographers focus on the grasslands that cap the former Fresh Kills landfill and provide new homes for threatened wildlife.

Call for Proposals: Urban Wild Writer Residency

We seek a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers.

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Leachate and Landscape

Photographers explore the infrastructural underpinnings of Freshkills Park.

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The Golden Hour

A photo essay documenting what will become Freshkills's East Park shows that new life can emerge from the most toxic environments.

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Revisiting Freshkills' West Mound

Five photographers return to the site of the Freshkills Park Project to document the transformation of landfill into landscape.

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Freshkills: Open Sky Country

Five photographers roamed a wintry Freshkills Park, finding company in ducks and deer.

Citymakers

Ted Nabavi Turns Hazards to Riches

The chemist who monitors gas and liquids produced by the world's largest landfill touts the benefits of harvesting environmental hazards and the monitoring system with aviation roots that gives him eyes across thousands of acres.

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From Freshkills's West Mound

Four photographers visit Freshkills' largest mound for an up-close look at the landfill capping process.

Dispatches from the Blitz: On the Trail of Biodiversity

Five writers tag along as scientists assess bat, insect, dragonfly, moss, and other plant populations during a 24-hour biological survey of Staten Island's Freshkills Park.

Wasted: The Future of New York's Garbage