Heartbeats in the Muck
The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition
Heartbeats in the Muck traces the incredible arc of New York Harbor's environmental history. Once a pristine estuary bristling with oysters and striped bass and visited by sharks, porpoises, and seals, the harbor has been marked by centuries of rampant industrialization and degradation of its natural environment. Garbage dumping, oil spills, sewage...
First Published in 2000
Aug 16, 2020@bungdan @KendraWrites @HayesBrown Biggest single step, sewage treatment plants (of course the West Side one was situated in Harlem; nice park on top if you don't mind the slightly yellow pollution haze). Two great books for more: Heartbeats in the Muck & Running Silver, by John Waldman - – source