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Photos: Explore The "Poison Cauldron" Of Newtown Creek

A friendly local resident.

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Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman explains the history on petroleum companies on the Newtown Creek and relates some of the fiery horrific accidents that took place there.

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Signs prohibiting photography appear everywhere, even though it is legal to shoot from public space, like the street or sidewalk.

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Homemade houses for the notable stray cat population.

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Waxman points out the arbitrary line demarcating what the city deems "safe" for habitation.

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The decaying Kosciusko Bridge.

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One of the ubiquitous North Brooklyn IBZ banners that appear in East Williamsburg.

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