Watch This Short Doc on NYC’s Most Radioactive Place

May 14, 2014 | Andy Cush

As of last week, a radioactive stretch of Irving Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens is officially NYC’s third EPA Superfund site (the other two are the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek). Above, watch a short documentary from The New Yorker about how the area got that way (hint: it involves nuclear weaponry and waste dumped directly into sewers) and the businesses that sit there now.