From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dolphin Swims In Newtown Creek?

Yes, I too found this unbelievable but here it is.

A woman by the name of Ann Fraioli, a teacher at The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, took the above photograph (which I have taken the liberty of cropping*) today, March 3, 2010. She writes:

We were down at Newtown Creek this morning checking out a site for an upcoming Harbor Class cycle.  We spotted a dorsal fin in the distance.  Sure enough, it was a dolphin making its way up the Creek.  We got to see it from about 15 feet away!  We tried to get him to turn around, but alas he was headed up the Creek into the muck.  Hopefully, he’ll think better of it all and turn around…

Christine Murray (who I would like to thank for forwarding this material to me) opines:

Is this a sign that the end of the world is approaching?

I wouldn’t rule it out. All I’m saying is I have had THIS stuck in my head all afternoon!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: here are some pix courtesy of Laura Hofmann to give you an idea of what our flippered friend was frolicking in.


*You can see Ms. Frailioli’s original uncropped photo in full size by clicking here.


6 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dolphin Swims In Newtown Creek?

  1. Rebecca11222 on Wed, 3rd Mar 2010 8:42 pm
  2. […] students at Urban Assembly New York Harbor School spotted a dolphin in Newtown Creek today. Filed under: Newsroom  Print Share Posted at 11:32 […]

  3. grifforama on Thu, 4th Mar 2010 11:56 am
  4. Gothamist stole your story.

  5. missheather on Thu, 4th Mar 2010 11:59 am
  6. Actually, they didn’t. We both got the same information at more or less at the same time.

  7. d on Thu, 4th Mar 2010 1:21 pm
  8. I feel so bad for that dolphin, it’s probably sick already to be swimming in there, separated from other dolphins.

  9. opiate peace « The Newtown Pentacle on Sat, 22nd May 2010 2:02 pm
  10. […] and recently, a Dolphin’s appearance near the Pulaski Bridge excited the neighboring communities, but such extravagances of nature would […]

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