Do you have what it takes to trek the entire perimeter of Newtown Creek in one day?
The good folks at Newtown Creek Alliance with support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund are hosting the third annual Newtown Creek-A-Thon, a 12-mile walking tour around North Brooklyn’s historic beleaguered creek on Sunday, April 28th from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; registration is open.
Guides will commence the tour at Hunter’s Point South in Long Island City, proceeding to Blissville, Maspeth, Ridgewood, East Williamsburg, Bushwick, and ending in Greenpoint at Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop (520 Kingsland Ave.):
Join us for the third annual walking tour around the ENTIRE Newtown Creek in a single day. Forming the currently undefended border of Brooklyn and Queens, our lugubrious cataract of municipal neglect is surrounded by heavy industrial zones, 23 open sewers, is a Federal Superfund site, the destination for a significant percentage of NYC’s trash, and arguably one of the birthplaces of the American Petroleum Industry. There’s a giant oil spill, a manufactured gas plant, and don’t dare ask us about the whole “swill milk” thing when crossing through LIC’s Blissvillle.