Skip to comments.Hudson River, Harlem River, part of East River not fit for recreational activity after sewage spill
Posted on 07/22/2011 7:44:34 AM PDT by markomalley
Don't expect to beat the heat this weekend in a canoe, a kayak or a windsurfing board off Manhattan.
City officials declared the Hudson River, the East River south of the RFK Bridge and the Harlem River unfit for recreational activity due to raw sewage spilled by a treatment plant fire.
"Right now, there's no impact on public beaches," Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway said. "However, you should not be doing contact recreation on the Hudson River."
People splashing in the tainted water risk vomiting, diarrhea and fever. The warning to avoid the waterways is in effect through at least Sunday, officials said.
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-- Disc Jockey "Greaseman" (Doug Tracht)
Kramer has taken up swimming, but he finds the pool too constricting for his needs; he begins swimming in the East River. Elaine’s date is worried about his back and hers; he sends her a mattress and she gets the wrong idea. She gives the mattress to Kramer. Jerry is getting new kitchen cabinets, but the contractor is constantly asking him questions. George gets Jerry’s contractor to make some modifications for his desk, including space for an alarm clock. Steinbrenner is in George’s office looking for him; he decides to wait for George to return. George gets Jerry to phone in a bomb threat in an effort to get Steinbrenner out of his office. After finding George under the desk, Steinbrenner thinks he has ESP and would be perfect to meet the terrorist’s demand of a fitted hat day. Meanwhile, Jerry’s contractor, left on his own, has made a change in Jerry’s kitchen that no one likes. Elaine gets her mattress back when she gets the right idea; however, Kramer has fouled it up with the stench of the East River. Elaine’s boyfriend discovers the benefits of swimming in the East River. Steinbrenner hears a ticking sound in George’s office, thinks it’s a bomb and calls in the bomb squad. Jerry decides he needs his old kitchen back. Elaine throws her back out trying to get rid of the mattress. Kramer’s river gets crowded and George finds a new place to nap.
Those people in NYC are used to taking #### from their gov’t...what’s the big deal in swimming in it?
How can you tell if it’s Bloomberg or a turd going down the Hudson River? Bloomberg is the one with his big, fat mouth open.