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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.
Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 15th Oct 2007 - 14:12 GMT
More Newtown Creek. yes, the water really is that icky green color
Through the bridge grating
Dead rat in the creek
Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 15th Oct 2007 - 14:26 GMT
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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