The Skinny On Bushwick Creek

Greenpoint Gazette
August 4, 2011

Today we go to McCarren Park to lie on the grass, play kickball or to watch a free screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on a Wednesday. But about a hundred years ago, the area near present-day McCarren Park was a muddy salt marsh / muddy bog of land, thanks to Bushwick Creek, which ran through and divided Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Eventually, most of the creek, except a small nub renamed Bushwick Inlet, was filled in, and the park was built in its place. This is just one of the many fascinating historical facts in Brian Walsh’s Bushwick Creek, a documentary “exploring the history and future of New York’s waterfront.”…

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