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Greenlit Boathouse for Greenpoint's "Fetid" Newtown Creek

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Let the record show that the state of New York is fully willing to let Greenpointers kayak in polluted waters. Reversing an earlier decision kowtowing to the Bloomberg administration's fears that a public boathouse at the end of Manhattan Avenue would endanger residents, the state has approved the $3 million Newtown Creek building. The boathouse, which will house storage for 40 kayaks and a "nautical education center," will now come with a safety manual "that reminds kayakers to avoid swimming in the fetid creek, eating fish and crabs in from the creek, or boating within three hours of a rainfall, when sewage spills into the canal."
· State approves Greenpoint boathouse [Brooklyn Paper]