Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs

Hidden Waters of New York City: A History and Guide to 101 Forgotten Lakes, Ponds, Creeks, and Streams in the Five Boroughs

by Sergey Kadinsky

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Overview

A guide to the forgotten waterways hidden throughout the five boroughs


Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. Hidden Waters of New York City offers a glimpse at the big city’s forgotten past and ever-changing present, including:
  • Minetta Brook, which ran through today's Greenwich Village
  • Collect Pond in the Financial District, the city's first water source
  • Newtown Creek, separating Brooklyn and Queens
  • Bronx River, still a hotspot for urban canoeing and hiking


Filled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you’ve never seen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573558
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 03/14/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 391,984
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sergey Kadinsky is a staffer for the New York City Parks Department and an adjunct professor of history at Touro College. He is a contributortothe local history website Forgotten-NY.com and an experienced tour guide.He lives in Queens with his wife and daughter.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Exploring the Streams xv

Manhattan

1 Collect Pond 1

2 Canal Street 9

3 Minetta Brook 14

4 Broad Street (Heere Gracht) 20

5 Maiden Lane (Maagde Paatje) 21

6 Murray Hill Reservoir 22

7 Sunfish Pond 26

8 Central Park Pond 28

9 Central Park Lake (Saw Kill) 32

10 Conservatory Water 36

11 Turtle Pond 38

12 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir 42

13 Montayne's Rivulet (The Loch) 44

14 Harlem Meer 46

15 Morningside Pond 48

16 Highbridge Reservoir 50

17 Sherman Creek 51

18 Spuyten Duyvil Creek 55

19 Little Hell Gate 60

The Bronx

20 Bronx River 63

21 Tibbetts Brook 68

22 Westchester Creek 70

23 Rattlesnake Brook 71

24 Hutchinson River 73

25 Crotona Park (Indian Lake) 74

26 Jerome Park Reservoir 75

27 Indian Pond 78

28 Delafield Ponds 78

29 Woodlawn Lake 79

30 Williamsbridge Reservoir 80

31 Cromwell's Creek 82

32 Mott Haven Canal 83

33 Mill Brook 84

34 Bronx Kill 85

Queens

35 Dutch Kills 89

36 Anable Basin 92

37 Luyster Creek 94

38 Suns wick Creek 96

39 Flushing Creek 98

40 Kissena Creek 109

41 Mill Creek 116

42 Horse Brook 122

43 Strack Pond 131

44 Jackson Pond 133

45 Bowne Pond 134

46 Goose Pond 135

47 Crystal Lake 137

48 Jackson's Mill Pond 139

49 Linden Pond 142

50 Shady Lake 142

51 Alley Pond Park 143

52 Oakland Lake 148

53 Golden Pond 151

54 Gaoler's Creek and Aurora Pond 153

55 Fort Totten Ponds 156

56 Potamogeton Pond 158

57 Old Mill Creek 159

58 Thurston Creek 160

59 Cornell Creek 163

60 Hawtree Creek 165

61 Shellbank Basin 168

62 East and West Ponds 171

Brooklyn

63 Newtown Creek 175

64 Gowanus Canal 185

65 Bush-wick Creek 193

66 Wallabout Creek 197

67 Coney Island Creek 200

68 Sheepshead Bay 203

69 Plumb Beach Channel 208

70 Gerritsen Inlet 211

71 Mill Basin 214

72 Paerdegat Basin 217

73 Fresh Creek 220

74 Hendrix Creek 221

75 Spring Creek (Old Mill Creek) 222

76 Prospect Park Waterways 225

77 Green-Wood Cemetery 230

78 Ridgewood Reservoir 232

79 Dyker Beach Park 236

80 Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden 237

81 Mount Prospect Reservoir 238

82 Sunset Park Pond 240

Staten Island

83 Clifton Lake 241

84 Brady's Pond 242

85 Eibs Pond 244

86 Silver Lake 246

87 Clove Brook 248

88 Palmer's Run 251

89 Harbor Brook 254

90 Factory Pond 255

91 Richmond Creek (Fresh Kills) 256

92 Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve 260

93 Willow Brook 262

94 Old Place Creek 265

95 Bridge Creek and Goethals Pond 267

96 Mill Creek 269

97 Ohrbach Lake 270

98 High Rock Park 271

99 Blue Heron Park 273

100 Mount Loretto Ponds 274

101 New Creek 276

Bibliography 281

Index 307

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