A Newtown Creek PSA

Today I had the utmost urge to go out for a walk. I did not want to venture too far, however, lest I get caught in a torrential downpour. So I kept my wanderings local…


and went to the new park at the end of Manhattan Avenue. It was at this location that I found the following corker.


OK, I understand the city has to put these signs up. But who in their right mind would want to eat something that once called this home?


Miss Heather

P.S.: WTF is this?!?



3 Comments on A Newtown Creek PSA

  1. SpillConspirator on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 8:11 pm
  2. I’m really glad the City has posted the sign. There have been alot of folks fishing and crabbing in the Newtown Creek over the years, including me. ( I don’t eat them ) There are folks that do take their catch home to eat. Alot of folks, have felt over the years, that “if the fish were unsafe to eat, there would be a sign”.

  3. janimpala on Wed, 22nd Jul 2009 2:56 pm
  4. oooh!! A Newton Creek Jellyfish!!

  5. rowan on Tue, 28th Jul 2009 6:51 pm
  6. Because some people do not have enough money for groceries and resort to catching their food. Daily News ran an article about this: local fishermen who were supplementing their dinner table by fishing off of the Canarsie Piers. People interviewed had the same reaction: if it were unsafe, a sign would be posted. One was a woman who was guardian of her 6-year-old granddaughter. Signs were posted shortly after. Granted, however, Canarsie Piers may not be in the same class as Newtown Creek.

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