The shores of College Point

Post Author: Nate Dorr

Photographer Nate Dorr has spent a fair amount of time around the mouth of the Flushing River over the years, as it’s one last swaths of the city’s old industrial waterfront not to be undergoing massive redevelopement. Not for long, of course, as the western shores’s autobody and scrap district of Willet’s Point (aptly nicknamed the Iron Triangle) faces imminent conversion into “New York City’s next great neighborhood“. So in the deep freeze of the winter, Dorr spent a morning walking the eastern side of the river mouth, from Flushing up into College Point, where he found a mix of active industry, quiet residential shoreline, dormant lots, and one of the most dramatic washed-up boats outside the Rossville Tugboat Graveyard. 

Photographer Nate Dorr explores College Point, NY before it’s developed into the next great neighborhood.