Postcard greetings from the glorious Gowanus Canal under the midday sun of a summer's day in Brooklyn.
"original saltwater marshland and meadows teeming with fish and wildlife . . . "
Now heavily polluted after a long time as the US's busiest commercial canal, urban legend has it that
it became a favorite dumping ground for the Mafia.
What the Mafia would make of the new Wholefoods out there by the side of the canal, who knows, but, if
you want to know what would happen if you drank a glass of water from the canal Dan Nosowitz of
Popular Science is more than happy to let you know!