*Jun 18 - 00:05* Times are tough in New York City, and like Detroit, Wall Street’s financial ass-raping has forced the poorer segments of the populace to resort to new ways of procuring food. And while raccoons provide some good eating in Motor City, it’s all about contaminated fish in Gotham. Ghetto fisherman, many with families to feed, are dropping their lines into the city’s brackish waterways and catching fish riddled with PCBs and other cancer causing pollutants. But some aren’t convinced of the danger and trust that the city would alert them if the freshly caught food wasn’t edible. Says one fisherman from the Bronx, “If it was poisonous, they’d put up a sign.” |NYDN|