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Don’t Go Near the Water

We’ve received word from Notify NYC that because flooding has allowed untreated wastewater to flow into local waterways, “direct contact with the Hudson River, East River, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay and the Kill Van Kull for recreational activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, or any other water activity that would entail possible direct […]

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Deceased Man’s Body Pulled From East River Below Brooklyn Heights

Local residents spotted a body floating in the East River below Brooklyn Heights Saturday morning. According to DNAInfo.com, rescuers responded to residents’ calls at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, and harbor crews from the NYPD recovered a body along the shoreline at Furman Street in the vicinity of Cranberry Street.

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Melville, in Istanbul, Thought of Brooklyn Heights

Literary blogger Patrick Kurp, in Anecdotal Evidence, quotes Herman Melville from a journal entry written while visiting Istanbul in December of 1856, collected and published in Melville’s Journals (edited by Howard C. Horsford with Lynn Horth, 1989):

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