I was searching for elevator options around the northern part of Greenpoint when I came to that little park at the end of Manhattan Avenue, right along Newtown Creek…
…and noticed something through the bushes…
A tent! Someone is camping out in Brooklyn!
No, I did not find any campfire ashes or s’mores remnants in the area. In fact, NewYorkShitty.com got word of the tent squatter back in April, which means he’s been camping out for more than four months now. Free rent, and a riverside property no less! Best deal in Brooklyn?
Er, just don’t go swimming. Or touch the dirt.*
*From Wikipedia: Newtown Creek’s “outgoing flow of 14,000 million gallons/year consists of combined sewer overflow, urban runoff, raw domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater. Being estuarine, the creek is largely stagnant. Since there is no current in the creek, sludge has congealed into a 15-foot thick layer of “black mayonnaise” on the creek bed.” Soil in the area is considered significantly polluted and potentially toxic.