When the cap of a landfill built by Robert Moses in the early 1950’s eroded into Jamaica Bay, artifacts from the period appeared in the sand, creating the infamous “bottle beach.” Explore the site and learn about the long-term environmental impacts of the landfill’s slow disintegration, which continues to this day.

As part of Getting to Zero, Open House New York has organized a tour of the beach with educator Howard Warren, who has been visiting and researching Dead Horse Bay for decades. We’ll comb the beach and learn about the history of the site through the objects found that day. (Please note that the beach is part of the National Park Service’s Gateway National Recreation Area, and visitors are prohibited from removing any objects from federally protected land, so all artifacts must be left on the beach).

Dead Horse Bay
NY 11234, USA

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