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Greenpointers, Hold Your Nose Up High and Learn About Your Hood’s Polluted Past

ewer overflow near the the Boat Club. (Photo courtesy Newtown Creek Alliance)

Sewer overflow near the the Boat Club. (Photo courtesy Newtown Creek Alliance)

Just a few days after CUNY social journalism fellow Aaron Smith launched his blog “The Brooklyn Memory Project” with an unsettling video of a  retired Greenpoint NYPD detective recalling all the cancer deaths he’s witnessed (possibly due to the area’s oil spill), Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning is launching a series of forums about North Brooklyn’s environmental issues, starting with a discussion tonight about Greenpoint’s polluted past.

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