We can't get enough of this Vice series on Toxic Brooklyn. The second in the six part series is now up on YouTube (you can watch the other parts here), and focuses on the Roebling Oil Field. According to a study three summers ago, 100 brownfields (which are "environmentally impacted sites that aren't being utilized to their fullest potential as a result of the contaminants being present") were found in the area.

There are still plenty of luxury condos going up though. For those, apparently a "protective membrane" is put over the foundation to protect the new homeowners from toxins and vapors. Sounds like a band-aid solution to us, but it's probably refreshing news for parents that buy their kids two-bedroom penthouse apartments in Williamsburg for $900,000.