11 Apr '12, 7pm

Did you know NY Harbor used to be lined with 300 sq. miles of oyster beds? New doc looks at efforts to bring them back.

Did you know NY Harbor used to be lined with 300 sq. miles of oyster beds? New doc looks at efforts to bring them back.

Oysters used to be so plentiful in NYC, you'd see piles of the shells on the sidewalks. (Photo by New York State Archives.) While today’s New Yorkers gladly gulp down oysters in some of the city’s fanciest restaurants, many are unaware that the oyster trade used to be one of the most important industries in the area. “Oysters were on every street corner the way that hot dog stands are today,” says Emily Driscoll, director of the new documentary, Shellshocked . “[They] were so ingrained in culture and society, then completely vanished in a couple of decades.” The film, whose full title is Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves , explores the crucial role these shellfish played in New York’s environmental and cultural past, as well as the movement to make a place for them in the city’s future. Once upon a time, New York Harbor was lined with 300 square miles of oyste...

Full article: http://grist.org/food/bringing-the-oysters-back-to-new-yo...

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