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Health, News

Don’t Go Near the Water

November 1, 2012

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 contact with the water should be avoided until further notice.”

This brings to my mind the Beach Boys’ song “Don’t Go Near the Water,” performed when my old Lion’s Head drinking buddy Blondie Chaplin (left in photo above) was with the group. Video of the song after the jump.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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News, Police Blotter

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

June 9, 2012

Local residents spotted a body floating in the East River below Brooklyn Heights Saturday morning. According to, 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.

EMS responders at the scene attempted to resuscitate the man, who police said was in his 30s, but pronounced him dead at the scene. Police say it is unclear what led to the man’s death. They are conducting an investigation.


Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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