Artists to Film Newton Creek, the Small Body of Water That Makes Greenpoint Smell Bad Sometimes

Newton Creek.

Here is our Valentine’s Day gift to you, O dearest reader and precious loving Valentine: this article about three artists that are taking submersible cameras into Newton Creek, the superfunded primordial soup that separates Greenpoint and Queens that produces a kind “old eggs” smell from a mile away when the wind blows strong enough in a particular direction down Manhattan Avenue.

Also, if you’re looking for a hot date, why not visit the Newton Creek Nature Walk, the deceptively named park inside the territory of the sewage treatment plant on Newton Creek? The oil-filled waters delicately lap the park’s sandy and often depopulated shores. It actually is a pretty great and quirky New York site, but as a make-out spot, it leaves some things (in particularly the “absence of ‘that sewage smell'”) to be desired.

Artists to Film Newton Creek, the Small Body of Water That Makes Greenpoint Smell Bad Sometimes