Interesting. It brings back memories when I swam in the Harlem River, in the 1930s at Spuyten Duyvil, between the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Railroad Bridge at the entrance to the Hudson River, There was a small beach by the Railroad Bridge that we called "Depression Beach", because you did not have to pay to swim there. We all swam bareass with the "Harlem River Crawl" (Arms moved out from the body to push away any turds).
Posted by: John Sexton | September 18, 2005 01:23 PM
BOB GABRIELSON SR.: I can remember when they had the sewage plants, and they used to pump out. And us kids used to swim in the river. And you'd see little brown things floating by. We called it the Hudson River Crawl. You had to push them out of the way.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
SWIMMING IN THE HUDSON RIVER?!?!
Current mood: crazy
Yes my dears.. it is true. I have lost it. Less than 5 months I will be swimming in the "Hudson River Crawl". Yeah crawling and pushing away turd, bodies, garbage for a good mile downtown. Then my dirty ass gets to ride a bike 25 miles in to the Bronx and back into Manhattan. Finally my buns get to run or back to crawling 6 miles around Central Park.