Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 165: Brooklyn's own Love Canal

Its opaque waters
Unable to support life
The Gowanus sighs

(Snaking its way into Brooklyn like a crooked, filthy finger, the Gowanus Canal is one of the nation's most polluted waterways. Some of you may remember Sludgie, the apparently healthy Minke whale that wandered into the canal in April 2007 and died two days later. The EPA declared the Canal a Superfund site a few months ago. The designation does not appear to have affected rental prices in the neighborhood.)

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