Day: May 28th, 2007

Pretty poison

Monday, May 28th, 2007 | All Things, NYC History

A recent New York magazine feature examined the industrial pollution problem lurking beneath Greenpoint, and floating along the surface of Newtown Creek, the murky waterway that stretches some three and a half industrialized miles between Brooklyn and Queens that was once a site of mansions and flourishing shipyards.

Newton Creek

Toxic waste continues to seep into the creek from a ten million gallon underground reservoir, which houses the spills, leaks, and waste left in the wake of over a century of heavy industry.

The creek has evaded cleanup due largely to its remote, secluded nature. The Pulaski Bridge, from which this photo of the estuary was taken, is probably better known as the halfway point of the New York City marathon.

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