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Christopher Swain, the clean-water advocate who attempted to swim the length of the Gowanus Canal on April 22, told DNAinfo that he also plans to swim the Newtown Creek sometime this spring to draw attention to the need to clean the polluted waterway. The Newtown Creek, which separates Queens and Brooklyn, is arguably even more […]

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Plans to expand the Pulaski Bridge’s bike lane that began a year ago have been approved by the city, meaning cyclists and pedestrians will be able to cross the Newtown Creek in their own lanes. The plan, first proposed by Assemblyman Joe Lentol, will eliminate one lane of auto traffic on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge […]

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For years, an old ferry boat in North Brooklyn has been hosting parties, shows, artist studios–even living quarters. But on Friday, while docked at 190 Morgan Avenue on Newtown Creek, the dream ended, as Fire Department officials busted the operation. DNAinfo points to years-old articles in Gothamist and BushwickBK that extolled the ferry’s virtures, telling of “music, […]

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