Monthly Archives: July 2013
Last summer, a group of individuals teamed up with the Sebago Canoe Club from Harriman State Park to bring recreational paddling to my neck of the woods. As long as you consider New York City “the woods,” and recreational paddling to be any human-powered activity on a body of water or superfund site, you’re set.
I was suspicious but intrigued enough to attended several benefit events on the lot and watched as shipping containers were filled with shiny fiberglass boats, outdoor showers were installed, and the best composting toilet south of the ADK suddenly appeared.
The North Brooklyn Boat Club (NBBC) is located under the hulking shadow of the Pulaski Bridge, one of the three drawbridges on the Newtown Creek. The Newtown separates Brooklyn and Queens and could have been one of the crown jewels in the state park system had the land been protected from Exxon and Mobil who have released more oil there than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.