Where the seas of imagination collide with the streets of New York and mermaids live in enchanted grottoes everywhere from the East Village to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. You may not believe this now, but it is true; real mermaids are living in the greatest metropolis on earth! Since Henry Hudson’s crew first spotted the mythical creatures off the coast of Coney Island, mermaids have captivated the imagination of this city’s inhabitants.
Mermaids of New York is a documentary project created by filmmakers Ilise S. Carter and Mica Scalin. This film introduces some of the truly amazing, beautiful and genuine mermaids that live on and around the island of Manhattan. A vérité style narrative is woven from conversations and observations of New York’s most mermaid obsessed artists, performers and environmentalists, to create a beguiling portrait of these unlikely urban sirens.