National monuments are typically solemn places for reflection and remembrance. In the case of many decommissioned military installations across the world, the hidden parts of forts and bunkers are also serpentine galleries of freewill art shows. You may call it graffiti or you may call it a colossal explosion of creativity and unscripted free speech, but in all likelihood you will be moved by the clandestine display it in one way or another.
The site of New York's abandoned WWI-era military base (and site of the first Trans-Atlantic flight departure), Fort Tilden, is also conveniently a beach for many of its creative types and related mismatched, fun-loving miscreants. While there are snide asides about this being a hipster spot, it is ...
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