Exhibit explores city's use of eminent domain
Cool exhibit coming up next month at The New York Public Library exploring the use of eminent domain in the city.
The above photo, called "Untitled/This is Just to Say #75" is by local photographer Ethan Levitas, who takes snaps of train cars and passengers on elevated rail lines throughout the city.
The NYPL's press materials say the exhibit is "about the reorganization of urban space and its public use in New York City."
Ever since the Supreme Court decided that local governments could take private property and give it to another private developer, this issue has been roiling local governments, ours especially, so it's nice to see an artistic take on it.
More photos after the jump
Thomas Holton, from "The Lams of Ludlow Street"
Reiner Leist, "September 12, 2001," from "Window"
Zoe Leonard, from Analogue