Under the sea

Growing up in NYC in the 70s and 80s, it was common knowledge that the Hudson and East Rivers contained anything but water. Apparently, it's a little less heinous now. But what's under the surface? This article from NYMag.com highlight some entertaining and disturbing finds.

I really did not need to know about the 4 foot worms.

What lies beneath the surface of New York Harbor? For starters, a 350-foot steamship, 1,600 bars of silver, a freight train, and four-foot-long cement-eating worms.

The steady transformation of New York’s waterfront from wasteland to playground means more of us are spending time along the city’s edge. That can lead a person to wonder: What, exactly, is down there? Until recently, we had patchy knowledge of what lies beneath the surface of one of the world’s busiest harbors.



Mr. New Dilemma said...

That's incredible! Honestly I would love to dive and see it myself.

Cromely said...

@Mr. New Dilema: The 1 foot visibility and fear of dissolving would likely keep me out. That and the worms. Now if I had a really cool submarine...