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“Art on the Beach”

Hunters Point, Queens

After years on the great, sandy landfill site on the Hudson River just north of Battery Park City, in Manhattan, Creative Time has moved “Art on the Beach” to a new landfill site in Queens, on the East River in Long Island City, thus joining P.S. 1, Socrates Sculpture Park, and other art organizations that have made their homes in the borough of Queens. Tucked behind a defunct Daily News printing facility, this left-over, neglected parcel rises to a small knoll covered with scrubby bushes and tall grasses. Although the new location provides a view of the Manhattan skyline (a vigorously promoted amenity), the site is a rough, somewhat stingy space.

Site designers Tod Williams, Billie Tsien, and Jackie Ferrara fenced off six acres and created an encampment of small plots flanking a central path. Each of this summer’s nine projects occupied one of these plots, which were demarcated on both

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