There was no one there to defend the bridge with wolves and swords, but at least phase one of the Kosciuszko Bridge’s disassembly was a bit less dramatic than expected. It’s central section was transported to New Jersey (oh the shame) yesterday by tugboats to be recycled. Implosions are planned for the remaining sections later […]
Just in time for Halloween! Ugh: The NAG Greenpoint-Williamsburg ToxiCity Map is an interactive map of toxic “hot spots” in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Data used to compile this map came from city, state and federal sources, guided by on-the-ground knowledge from local activists. Click through the data layers on the map to understand some neighborhood […]
And here we were enjoying its already-enticing blend of shit and oil spill. It’s about to get even better: Between the problem child G train and the collapsed East River Ferry ramp, getting to Greenpoint has lately become an even more cumbersome chore than it was when all systems were go, if there ever was […]
A baby seal was spotted sunning itself beside the Newtown Creek at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Daily News reports. Unlike the dolphin that got stuck in the Gowanus Canal last year, the seal was totally fine. It was just chilling and catching some rays. The seal was discovered by “a group of teens […]
We’re not sure what’s more terrifying… the ‘fried troll skin treats’ or the toxic sludge in this Superfund site: From the Facebook event page: Experience Newtown CREEP! Bring Family & Fiends! ACTUAL “DARK RIDE” w/ UNDEAD GUIDES (ACA certified) CANOEING to the TERRIFYING & HAUNTED DUTCH KILLS!!!!* All are welcome to witness the horrors of […]
Residents (including us) are worried that construction of the planned monstrosities in Greenpoint will have a grave environmental impact on the community: Construction of the 12 towers slated for Greenpoint’s polluted waterfront could release harmful toxins into the air, local residents and leaders warn. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and nearly 200 residents are demanding the city […]
Actually, this sounds pretty cool: From September 8th through the 30th, Brooklyn artists Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright are organizing the Newtown Creek Armada in a “boat pond” in the creek for the public to enjoy weekly from 1-4 p.m. According to Kensinger, there will be nine boats total in the Aramada, […]
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