Join guides Cody Herrmann of FlushingBayandCreep, and Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes for a casual photography workshop that focuses on documenting the rapidly changing landscape, and the relationship between Flushing Creek and quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods.
This walk takes place in 'the valley of ashes,' as referenced in the novel 'The Great Gatsby,' and will trace City owned property under the Van Wyck Expressway. We will discuss water quality, local history, and plans for new development in Willets Point and downtown Flushing. We will also demystify parts of Willets Point and Flushing Creek.
Portions of the walk will include sandy or uneven ground. Close-toed shoes are required.
Cody Ann Herrmann is an artist and community organizer with an interest in participatory design methods, public space, and urban resiliency. Since 2015 Cody's work has revolved around her hometown of Flushing, Queens, creating a series of projects critiquing policy related to land-use and environmental planning in areas surrounding Flushing Bay and Creek. She is the founder/creator of FlushingBayandCreep