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Newtown Creek

- Peter - Monday, October 1st, 2007 : goo

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A view of from , westward over the , from the bridge crossing , the estuary that separates from ...

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GGP: Very nice, esp. that last one!

CE: I like the Long Island sign!

missjhyde: That first one is AWESOME

eyeofodin: great job!

Robert: As usual, giving us great shots!

gus hassler : 6th Oct 2007 - 03:13 GMT

i think these are what remains of the float bridges that were used to unload the barges known as car floats. the carfloats were used by different railroads to move their trains across the north and east rivers to connect with the tracks on the oppisite sides of the rivers.

Batty: Really great shots!

Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 15th Oct 2007 - 14:12 GMT

More Newtown Creek. yes, the water really is that icky green color
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Through the bridge grating
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Dead rat in the creek
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Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 15th Oct 2007 - 14:26 GMT

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one more from our walk to Newtown creek. Nice billboard against the skyline.

JOEY TPA - THE PUBLIC ANIMALS: 30th Oct 2007 - 09:44 GMT

Fantastic pics of a place I knew well. People used to live under the openings anywhere they could find a place along Newtown Creek. Iwas a vicious cut-throat lifestyle. When I was a kid, there was an old man named Mr. Raab who lived in Queens that I delivered newspapers to (He was in his 80's at the time, making his date of birth somewhere in or about the late 1880's), who told me how he used to take a small rowboat from his place in Queens down Newton creek all the way towards the city near to and beyond where these photos illustrate. Thanks for uncovering some distant memories.

Bernard: 3rd Mar 2009 - 19:02 GMT

I live by the creek on the long island city side and find it to have an interesting history. Could anyone tell me anything else about the history?

anon (cpe-174-097-029-126.sc.res.rr.com): 12th Jun 2012 - 01:56 GMT

yumm dead rat hero withy mayo! :)

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