Dead Horse Bay: New York's Hidden Treasure Trove of Trash

Dead Horse Bay: New York's Hidden Treasure Trove of Trash

Explore the dark history and perilous future of one of New York City’s most polluted and mysterious sites.

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  1. Indiana Tones on June 5, 2023 at 9:06 am

    The government that gives us a ticket for putting garbage out too early near the curb is the same one that did this. What a disgrace. Let people clean up all they can. No one else is.

  2. Kelly Passwaters on June 5, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Dangerous for wildlife and do nothing

  3. FSHN' Kng on June 5, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Just because it’s " federal land" it’s still our land. Public, paid by tax payers. Pick away my people and be happy.

  4. Singerland 50 on June 5, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Wow! Greed and the LUST for money over lives! Just wow! Never knew about this part of "history"!

  5. P M on June 5, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Garbage is "artifacts". Don’t ya just love left-wing liberals who have big fat lifetime pensions because they were public school teachers for 20 years (including vacation time, sick days & personal days)?

  6. Matt on June 5, 2023 at 9:11 am

    We have the time and man power NOW… let’s clean it up, set up a small museum onsite so we don’t forget the history. Done and done. The environment isn’t reacting well to the mess.

  7. Damian Jones on June 5, 2023 at 9:11 am

    If anybody told me not to pick up old bits off the beach I’d tell them to go fuck themselves

  8. Heavens to Murgatroyd on June 5, 2023 at 9:11 am

    New York was a filthy pit in the 1800s. Until 1930 the entire area dumped it’s trash into the river and ocean. It took an act of congress to make them stop. Do you think all that just magically disappeared? "Rich wit artifacts", What a mess…..

  9. Annie Hendriks on June 5, 2023 at 9:12 am

    16:17 Hey Nicola ! 👋👋

  10. Russ Bonk on June 5, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Trash,,,,on the shores….illegal to take it? Cleaning it up and removing it is illegal? Simply makes zero sense.

  11. Mark G on June 5, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Every ounce of that Trash was stolen from Mother Earth to begin with …….now she has it back! …/sarc
    Yes it is TRASH.

  12. Rodger Cottrill on June 5, 2023 at 9:20 am

    They never clean it up

  13. Edith Davis on June 5, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Useless no one is really doing any thing to preserve this as history,or make use of it, so why not let people take what they can find of interest to them rather then see it go to waste and or poison the water for the animals.
    RECYCLE all that glass . metals . plastic. CLEAN IT UP.

  14. truth hurts on June 5, 2023 at 9:22 am

    You know what the teacher is really a little over-the-top with the attitude that you can’t remove any garbage from this area that is just a little too much because it’s garbage and if there are things there that can be recycled like shade for instance Steel well then it should be recycled so I have two words for the teacher fuk you

  15. Carol Bearce on June 5, 2023 at 9:23 am

    The difference between dead horse bay and picking at the River Thames, those artifacts go back hundreds and thousands of years. No comparison to picking at Dead Horse Bay. Yes, there is history but there is also so much garbage.

  16. Tamara Martin on June 5, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Dead horse bay treasure trash haunted

  17. Death Cheaters Guild on June 5, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Disgusting! This toxic ☣️ sight needs to be brought back to its natural state 🏝 as an functioning ecosystem! A Hard Core Beach 🌊 Cleanup 🧹 needs to take place on the Federal 🏛 dime. Recycle ♻️ everything 🚮 and feel free to preserve historical artifacts.

  18. Rob Fowler on June 5, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Offer people $20 to fill up a trash can. Haul trash away. Problem solved

  19. Paul Holmes on June 5, 2023 at 9:24 am

    The best documentary relating to NYC I’ve seen.

  20. Francis Bacon on June 5, 2023 at 9:24 am

    I love the way the sea chucks all our rubbish back at us!

  21. Rob Fowler on June 5, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Guy makes trash out of trash

  22. Eileen O'Neil on June 5, 2023 at 9:28 am

    I dont care about the arcbeaology of the 1950′ s cra0 left behind..i care about what we have done to the earth

  23. Home Grown on June 5, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Hidden treasure, wright I just hope that nothing from Manhattan project hidden there, and where is the money for preserving this sh*t and who is responsible??? Chernobyl right in our backyard!!!

  24. gianni t on June 5, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Garbage is protected?? What the hell!! It is not legal to remove trash from Dead Horse Bay?

  25. Renaissance People NYC on June 5, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Its a DUMP. Relax! a DUMP!

  26. Gemini B on June 5, 2023 at 9:35 am

    I would love to go there.

  27. Mike nhgoldprospector on June 5, 2023 at 9:40 am

    You should check out Merrill’s finds on Metal Detecting NYC YouTube channel. He’s good !!

  28. Carrine Jones on June 5, 2023 at 9:42 am

    I learn something new about nyc.

  29. tacoemall666 on June 5, 2023 at 9:44 am

    It is and was a dump. Its all trash. What’s the difference between garbage and treasure? About 70 years and enough buzz. Let the mudlarkers do their thing

  30. Asterix on June 5, 2023 at 9:44 am

    I love that the Dept of Sanitation has an anthropologist in residence.

  31. Renaissance People NYC on June 5, 2023 at 9:44 am

    watching this shows just how SICK NY City is!

  32. Cat Smith on June 5, 2023 at 9:45 am

    I think artists should be encouraged to take things

  33. Edward Btown on June 5, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Id love to walk through that place and wouldnt feel the need to take anything with me.a bad story about a man throwing people out of their places and dumping it there on a large scale.thats whats left of hundreds of people and their familys lives, just tossed out even the ones who were paid up on rent . Who says he can be there.i checked it out and i found out it is closed to the public.

  34. Bonny Dooner on June 5, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Earth First. Clean it up, recycle what you can. If you want to have a historian there while it’s being cleaned up to select crap to keep then do that in tandem, but it needs to be cleaned and restored. Humans are to hung up on "STUFF" and we are running out of space to dump our waste safely. I don’t care whats there, just clean it up.

  35. christibelle7 on June 5, 2023 at 9:47 am

    I just love this place and I don’t agree with that teacher who has sole access to the beach.. if you go and find a piece of history and renew and respect it .. good for you !!

  36. Sepa Reed on June 5, 2023 at 9:48 am

    It’s fucking trash, not protected historic artifacts. So stupid, it’s better to turn it into art than choke a turtle or seagull 🤷🏼‍♂️

  37. LuvJesus lee on June 5, 2023 at 9:51 am

    This should wake up many people..That man who could do anything must have been wealthy!!! Didn’t give 2cents for the poor!! And neither did Government!! Only when the rich wanted the smell GONE did it stop the inhumane things..
    Please..the poor were done so dirty!! By the very Government they trusted!!!
    Very very sad!!!!

  38. Tim Young on June 5, 2023 at 9:53 am

    What a shit hole. The city needs to clean that crap up.

  39. genesclean1 on June 5, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Before automobiles NY was populated by hundreds of thousands of horses used for transportation. The upper banks of the Hudson River had rendering plants for most of the dead horses. Many rendering plants in Brooklyn here

  40. ecofuturista on June 5, 2023 at 9:54 am

    At 7:00 it’s casually mentioned that, beside the fish/guano/horse plants, the "largest waste reduction plant in the world" was located there, but no details of how they define a "waste reduction plant" nor what/ how exactly was "reduced." Incineration?

  41. Cloud Nectar on June 5, 2023 at 9:54 am

    How can anyone cut on the artists who are collecting and re-purposing this trash??? THEY are the ones giving it new life and value.

  42. Jennifer Lorence on June 5, 2023 at 9:55 am

    How Sickening, let’s Go to the Poorest and take them Out of their Homes to build Highways, and throw their belongings in a place where We can contaminate Ocean Waters. That Guy Must be in Heaven!!! Did he really think that He was going to live forever?? The fate of the Poor always Put in the hands of the RICH. Great GOD the poor have.

  43. Drew Shourd on June 5, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Super interesting doc…I have to disagree with the retired science teacher though, seems he wants to be the only one that can take stuff (prima donna syndrome?) and he uses the kids to find stuff and then justifies it by saying he is ‘teaching; his students and that it all should be left alone, just seems a bit hypocritical to me.

    I do agree about the ‘London way’, to me it seems a win/win situation in that nature benefits and the historical artifacts are appreciated by people that don’t want to trek through polluted, stinky and hazardous areas.

  44. Carrine Jones on June 5, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Bull crap they need to clean up dead horse bay disgraceful 😤 😒 😑 🙄 😪 😐.

  45. Misty Rivers on June 5, 2023 at 9:55 am

    artist are … yes weird

  46. martine. mjt on June 5, 2023 at 9:59 am

    each generation of high school students of nyc and area should have a one day collective clean up effort,where they could learn about history and the impact of pollution on nature. within ten years it could be magnificent.

  47. LVang4Dummy on June 5, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Collector is a hoarder.

  48. Scott Lowther on June 5, 2023 at 10:01 am

    It’s a garbage dump, I’m sure what’s on the beach is less than 1% of what makes up the land behind you. but at least this way you don’t have to spend money cleaning up the mess

  49. Albert Tresslevic on June 5, 2023 at 10:02 am

    It is a former landfill in a sensitive environment that needs remediation.
    If it wasn’t a National Park the EPA would be issuing fines like it was going out of fashion.

  50. Bigdaddygarlic on June 5, 2023 at 10:04 am

    That teacher is an Idiot like a few people could even put a dent in the amount of garbage that is there. And after all it’s just rotting away there if someone can find a use for any of it that’s great I think he just likes being a special snowflake.

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