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What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with some history, pollution, and health hazard warnings? The non-profit environmental group Times Up! is hosting a bike tour of Newtown Creek this Saturday at 4pm. Full details below:

Title: Newtown Creek Bike Tour
Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Meet in front of East River State Park, N. 8th St. and Kent Avenue, Williamsburg.
Details: Jump on your bike and delve into the history, pollution and health of Newtown Creek, visiting the best sites around the creek to discuss the past, present and future of the area, including the industrial heritage, oil spills and pollution plumes, combined sewage overflows, and the ecosystem of estuaries. Your tour guide is Ryan Kuonen of NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth), a community-based organization in North Brooklyn:

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