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It’s National Pumpkin Spice Day, in these United States.

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– video by Mitch Waxman

Here’s a bit of video, and mind you – a humble narrator is NOT a video guy – of the Kosciuszko Bridge Demolition that happened this morning at 8 a.m. I’m developing the still shots while you’re watching the video, which will be delivered sometime tomorrow. Boy oh boy, listen to those camera shutters flipping all around me.


Upcoming Tours and event

Exploring Long Island City, from Luxury Waterfront to Abandoned Factories Walking Tour,
with NY Adventure Club – Saturday, October 7th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Long Island City is a tale of two cities; one filled with glittering water-front skyscrapers and manicured parks, and the other, a highly active ground transportation & distribution zone vital to the New York economy — which will prevail? With Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman details here.

The Hidden Harbors Of  Staten Island Boat Tour,
with Working Harbor Committee – Sunday, October 15th, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

A very cool boat tour that visits two of the maritime industrial waterways of New York Harbor which adjoin Staten Island and Bayonne in New Jersey – The Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill. There will be lots of tugboats, cargo docks, and you’ll get to see multiple bridges from the water – including the brand new Goethals Bridge. I’ll be on the mike, narrating with WHC board member Gordon Cooper details here.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

October 1, 2017 at 10:10 pm

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  1. […] was described in this post, and a video of the “energetic felling” of the approaches on October 1st was offered in this one. Still shots and views of the aftermath from the waters of Newtown Creek from later in the day on […]

  2. hi Mitch, I’m a documentary filmmaker working on a film about the Kosciuszko bridge, my own personal connection with it having lived near it for years and an incident that occurred there that I also wrote about (https://www.malanational.org/sofian-khan-just-simple-day-filming/). I’ve been reaching out to people to collect as many angles of the bridge demolition, and wanted to see if you might be open to licensing your video of it. Trying to end the film with a bang! My email is sofian@capitalkpictures.com — please reach out if you’re interested. All the best.

    Sofian Khan

    October 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  3. […] was described in this post, and a video of the “energetic felling” of the approaches on October 1st was offered in this one. Still shots and views of the aftermath from the waters of Newtown Creek from later in the day on […]


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