We're watching a crime in progress," Councilman Eric Gioia, Democrat of Queens, tells a boatload of reporters who have come to see the largest urban oil spill in the United States seep into the ocean. In other circumstances, the oil, which has lain patiently under Brooklyn for over 50 years, might have powered your grandfather's DeSoto. Instead, it floats on the water table beneath 55... More >>>
By photo: Shiho Fukada
Basil B. Seggos, an investigator with Riverkeeper, takes a sample from Newtown Creek on March 25.