©reverendfashion - Steven L. Middleton

Since posting an eyewitness account of a body recovered near the India St Pier off Greenpoint on Monday night an identification by the medical examiner was reported by DNAinfo.

The body, which was found in the Newtown Creek, was that of Steven L. Middleton, a 21 year old who went swimming in the East River off of Williamsburg a few days earlier.

Our thoughts are with the family of this young man during this very sad time.

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  1. I first lived in Greenpoint in 1965 when I moved from Pennsylvania. I left the Point in 1988. I have strong memories of the old neighborhood where as a kid I sold newspapers, worked in a liquor store, cleaned people’s basement and played street sports–stick ball, stoop ball, off the wall, acey deucy, etc.

    It was always a neighborhood so I trust the new stewards of the Point are taking care of it. Good luck.

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