GREENPOINT — Each episode of This is New York brings you a conversation with a DNAinfo reporter, followed by a story central to their beat.
This week we head to north Brooklyn where former reporter Serena Dai introduces us to some of the most important stories she followed.
Then we go to the Newtown Creek's Wastewater Treatment Plant. It's the biggest of its kind in the city, a sprawling complex in industrial Greenpoint run by the city's Department of Environmental Preservation [DEP].
Clean water advocates with the Newtown Creek Alliance say that raw sewage gets released into the creek sometimes when it rains as little as a tenth of an inch. They captured a particularly grotesque example of sewage outflow into the creek on video in May.
He gives us the lay of the land and lets us in on some secrets about sewage that you may never have considered when you flushed.
Plus, we've got some sweet 360 degree footage from out trip to the plant on our Facebook page.