Once an Urban Landfill, Now a Rowing Paradise

Once an Urban Landfill, Now a Rowing Paradise

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river reflection trees -jonisNear the junction of the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 80, not far from the conga line of traffic grinding toward New York City, lies a body of water that was once a garbage dump, a murky soup of stinking refuse and plastic bottles.

But after a recent renaissance, that body of water, Overpeck Creek, and the new park abutting it have become a destination for rowers from New York City.

 

(READ the story in the NY Times)

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