The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Patterson Beckwith and Michael Haskell brought the Kimmel show — which is currently filming in Brooklyn — out for a paddle through the creek for a view of the recycling and wastewater treatment plants.
Between the jokes, environmental issues regarding the creek’s pollution are discussed, including sewage overflow and the Buckeye Pipeline, which runs under Newtown Creek piping jet fuel to Laguardia airport.
The North Brooklyn Boat Club is a volunteer-run organization on a small rectangular plot of land on Ash Street next to the Pulaski Bridge that was donated by Broadway Stages. A great way to tour the creek is to attend one of the club’s public paddles, which ran this year May through October.
For those interested in a yearly NBBC membership the cost is $40 and more information is available here.