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Title:

Nettie and Lisa Stewart, Clip 5: Flushing Creek

Creator:

Nettie and Lisa Stewart interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

Date:

Time Period: 1951 - 2011

Description:

Nettie and Lisa Stewart say Flushing Creek was polluted for years until the Sky View shopping and housing development was built on its banks. Before that, residents in nearby Bland Houses could smell the polluted waterway from inside their apartments. Despite the pollution, they knew people who used to swim in Flushing Creek.

Location:

Locations discussed: Flushing, Queens, NY

Type:

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