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05.01.15 Liam Mathews

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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04.22.15 Prachi Gupta

On Wednesday afternoon, a 47-year-old man did the unthinkable: He plunged into the Gowanus Canal’s dark toxic cauldron of stagnant water, which is brewing with raw sewage, arsenic and gonorrhea, among a host of unknown substances. The man, Christopher Swain, entered the canal at Degraw and Bond Street just before 2 PM, from where he […]

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03.26.14 Andy Cush

Despite what the weather would have you believe, spring is officially upon us, so it’s as good a time as ever to issue a gentle PSA: peeing in the pool is weird and gross, and unless you’re a helpless baby, you shouldn’t ever do it. As with any other public space, sane entrance into the […]

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