Art Uncovered - The Islands of New York

Premiere DateApr 8, 2014
00:00 Twin Island
01:44 Orchard Beach
02:25 Connected to the City
03:42 Land Bridge to Eurasia
05:13 Not in New York Anymore
06:50 History of the Islands
09:37 Hurricane Sandy
12:12 A Part of New York
13:28 Back to Civilization
14:28 The Hidden New York
16:29 Finish

City Island, The Bronx

Photographer Accra Shepp is on a mission to photograph all the Islands of New York City. He took me along to visit Twin Island in Pelham Bay, one of more than forty islands in the little known New York City archipelago.

Accra’s work is on view at the Queens Museum until May 11th.

Twin Island, Pelham Bay

Dead Horse Bay (formerly Barren Island), Brooklyn


Kimberly Ruth is a New York based multi-media artist. Her work explores the failures and inconsistencies of language, especially in the digital age. Through text, photography, video and performance, she works to…