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Encyclopedia > Newtown Creek
Newtown Creek and its tributaries: Maspeth Creek, English Kills, and Dutch Kills

Newtown Creek is a tributary of the East River, approximately 3.5 miles in length. It forms part of the boundary between Brooklyn and Queens. Its waterfront, and that of its tributaries (English Kills, Dutch Kills, and Maspeth Creek), is heavily industrialized. It is one of the most polluted waterways in North America, and is the site of the United States' largest underground oil spill (http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaign.php/pollution/we_are_doing/805). Based on public domain image NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team, altered by author. ... Based on public domain image NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team, altered by author. ... This entry is about the East River in New York City. ... The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Queens County in New York State Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ...


Before the urbanization and industrialization of the surrounding neighborhoods, Newtown Creek was a longer and wider waterway, wide enough that it contained islands. It drained a large part of what is now Bushwick. Today it is bounded along most of its length by retaining walls. Bushwick is a place in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. It was founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck. ...


Newtown Creek is crossed by the Pulaski Bridge, the J. J. Byrne Memorial Bridge, and the Kosciuszko Bridge. Several smaller bridges take roads over its tributaries. The Pulaski Bridge in New York City connects Long Island City in Queens to Greenpoint in Brooklyn over Newtown Creek. ... The Kosciuszko Bridge describes two major structures in New York. ...


External links

  • PBS: P.O.V.'s Borders: The Invisible Creek (http://www.pbs.org/pov/borders/2004/water/water_creek.html)
  • Forgotten New York -- A boat ride down Newtown Creek -- photos and history (http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/newtowncreek/newtown.html)

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Newtown Creek Area Page (269 words)
Newtown Creek is a tributary of the East River and is located in the northwest section of the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
The Newtown Creek study area begins at the westernmost neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Hunters Point where the creek enters the East River and south of the Long Island Expressway (U.S. Interstate 495) to East Williamsburg north of Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn at English Kills.
The creek is generally oriented in an east-west direction, however, the easternmost section of the creek flows south to north.
Newtown Creek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (179 words)
Newtown Creek is a tributary of the East River, approximately 3.5 miles in length.
Before the urbanization and industrialization of the surrounding neighborhoods, Newtown Creek was a longer and wider waterway, wide enough that it contained islands.
Newtown Creek is crossed by the Pulaski Bridge, the J.
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