III. Destination Desolation
The idea of Brooklyn as an adjective is both an annoyance and a necessity for those who are from here, because when you find an extraordinarily Brooklyn place you want to be able to refer to it as such and try to keep it that way for as long as possible. Brooklyn, as a descriptor, is a place and attitude built by history and maintained by community. For the few who frequent Floyd Bennett Field, it is the open space, deserted runways of the former N.Y.C. Municipal Airport, new sports center in an art deco hangar, and Brooklyn essence that make it a destination, whether by car, Q35 bus, or bike path.
SASKIA KAHN is a photographer from the coast of Brooklyn.