Toxi City: Exploring Brooklyn's Industrial Legacy


Spring Creek

On Friday, I went out to view what I could of the Pennsylvania Avenue and Fountain Avenue landfill sites. All I an say is how I totally underestimated the scale of the sites. They are huge and quite high. The Pennsylvania Avenue site rises to 80 feet. The Fountain Avenue site higher.

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The whole site is fenced. I was discouraged about getting a good view as I walked along. This is from the other side of Fresh Creek.There is one spot where one can get down to the water and get a clear shot with no fences.
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I saw this guy down there.
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I walked along the bike/pedestrian path that runs between the landfill and the belt parkway.
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On the other side of Hendrix Creek is the Fountain Avenue Landfill which is even larger than the Pennsylvania Avenue one. And harder to get a clear view of least at this end. I was running out of time and tried to see what I could through the fence.
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There are cement barriers along the fence here. Supposedly dirt bike riders kept breaking in.
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This is shot from the Pennsylvania Avenue Side of Hendrix Creek.
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