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LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens – It's toxic, polluted and it smells.

The Newtown Creek runs near Long Island City between Brooklyn and Queens.

One New Yorkers went for a dip in the creek to raise awareness about its alarming condition.

PIX11's Ayana Harry has exclusive video of the journey.