Amagerbrogade is not only the Copenhagen-home of Faroese songwriter Teitur, but also the main artery cutting through the island of Amager. Starting at the border to the Christianshavn district up north Amagerbrogade at first sight appears to be a rather nondescript, wide street with an awful lot of traffic. If you head further south, though, it gets more narrow and more and more kebap houses and ethnic shops of all kinds pop up. Street life is still not as active as in the city center and car traffic makes it not the most pleasureable place to go for a walk, but if you’re looking for non-touristy Copenhagen Amagerbrogade is where you can get good impressions of busy everyday life. The island of Amager wasn’t incorporated into Copenhagen until 1902 and received the unflattering nickname “Shit Island” in the 1970s due to its use as a place to dump litter. Today it is a nice, mostly residential area with a popular beach (Amager Strand), a University Campus and the new Ørestad development featuring some highlights of modern architecture.