LIC Industrial History and Legacy Pollution: Newtown Creek Superfund Tour

Janes Walk


Led By Mitch Waxman, Board Member, Newtown Creek Alliance AND Willis Elkins

In conjunction with Jane’s Walk NYC, join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an in-depth tour through Long Island City Queens to witness and discuss a number of key environmental issues relating to our local superfund site: Newtown Creek. The tour will begin at the ‘High Tide’ mural on Hunters Point Middle School (51st and Center blvd) and conclude at the Borden Avenue Street end on the shores of the Dutch Kills Tributary.

Where NCA volunteers will be taking part in a shoreline cleanup. Walk attendees are welcome to join in the cleanup activities, if interested.

We ask attendees to wear sturdy shoes and prepare for industrial terrain. In total, the walk is approx. 2 miles long. There are no bathrooms on the route. This tour is free and open to the public.


We will be crossing a rail line and multi-lane industrial traffic streets. In order to access the water at the ending location participants need to walk between concrete barricades that I think are too close together to fit a powerchair (anyone with a foldable wheelchair could probably make it!). Transit info is listed above

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Queens
Theme: Advocacy, Environment, History & Culture
Language: English
Small tankers unload on both banks of Newtown Creek. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Jim Henderson. Modifications: photo cropped.