Underneath the Hudson

I can read stuff like this all day: what’s beneath the surface of the Hudson (including a dead giraffe, what’s left of Coney Island, and alligators, though not the reptilian kind):

In the bad old high-crime days, a virtual fleet of auto carcasses ended up in the East River, near the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. One police diver has said that he would tell his partner, “Go to the Chevy, make a left, and if you come to the Dodge you’ve gone too far.” Most were carted away during a cleanup in the eighties, but a number are still down there. Speregen says that the last time he dived nearby, “to be honest, I thought I saw a cement mixer.”

via Uncovering the Secrets Beneath the Surface of the New York Harbor — New York Magazine.

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