Starting last month and continuing through the end of February, BSP1 is broadcasting episodes from Thirteen’s original online documentary series highlighting lesser-known New York landmarks, The City Concealed, on its outdoor screen at the Eventi Hotel public plaza on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in Manhattan.
The 2010 Webby Award nominated series explores lesser known or inaccessible historical monuments, rare green locales or repurposed public spaces within the five boroughs of New York. Recent destinations have included the only Greek Synagogue in the Western hemisphere (located in the Lower East Side), as well as the decommissioned Ridgewood Reservoir, the former source of Brooklyn’s drinking water.
The screenings are a part of Thirteen’s “ongoing commitment to showcase New York’s rich treasures and make innovative public media available to an ever-wider audience,” reads the project’s press release, which includes a schedule of the screenings.
The documentary will play on a 30 by 16.5-foot, HD-format LED screen, reaching not only passers-by of upper-Chelsea, but also those visiting the 15,000 square-foot indoor and outdoor space beneath the screen.