‘Exploring Off-Limits New York’, A Documentary Short About Photographing Abandoned Structures in New York City

In “Exploring Off-Limits New York,” New York City culture site Animal follows around 2e as he photographs locations like the Greenpoint Terminal Market, Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory and The UnderBelly Project, a makeshift art gallery in an abandoned subway station. The photographer’s identity, face and voice have all been altered due to the questionable legality of the project.

For five years or so, the twenty-something-year old studied this hidden New York. He knows the history and the anatomy of every spot. Stepping into the Greenpoint Terminal warehouse, he talks about the rope, jute and hemp moved through it until the big fire gutted everything. He steps over that one loose step in a dust-covered staircase. He weaves, climbs, burrows in smooth, practiced motions.

More of 2e’s work can be found on his Instagram account.

Exploring Off-Limits New York

Exploring Off-Limits New York

Exploring Off-Limits New York

Exploring Off-Limits New York

Exploring Off-Limits New York

photos by 2e via Animal

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