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Activist swims in contaminated creek to raise awareness for poor water quality

Posted at 4:15 AM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 04:15:32-05

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.