Alvin Baltrop

How Alvin Baltrop Captured the Intimate Queer History of Manhattan’s West Side Piers

August 5, 2019

In December of 1973, a section of the West Side Elevated Highway between Little West 12th and Gansevoort Streets, in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, collapsed under the weight of an asphalt truck, permanently closing the highway south of the accident. For the next 15 years, while the city wrung its hands over the cost of rehabilitating […]