What is The Back Weeds?

“It was known to the native Canarsee Indians as Weywitsprittner; to the early Dutch as the Stromme Kill. Fed by upland streams, its brackish waters supported a wide variety of life. Oysters, sturgeon, striped bass and crabs were harvested by the Canarsee Indians, and the surrounding land yielded deer and fowl. Weywitsprittner provided well for its original inhabitants; archeological deposits—of shells, bones and other artifacts—suggest occupation as far back as a thousand years.”

— Thomas J. Campanella (more info)

Who is TheBackWeeds.com?

This project is run by resident artist/designer Nick Lakiotes.