Friday, December 26, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


As a public service, NY1 provides special coverage of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath with no login required for video content.

Boaters Want Officials To Clear Sandy Debris From Brooklyn Waterways

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Boaters Want Officials To Clear Sandy Debris From Brooklyn Waterways
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Some boaters in Brooklyn want government officials to do more to help clean up waterways that were trashed by Hurricane Sandy.

Partially sunken boats still litter coastal areas near Gerritsen Beach.

Old broken docks also create potential hazards.

Boaters who take off from Sheepshead Bay say despite the obstructions, there are clear channels available for navigation.

The city Parks Department and Department of Environmental Protection say cleaning up creeks is not their responsibility.

DEP officials said they voluntarily removed a lot of debris from waterways since Sandy struck.

The state Department of Conservation did not respond to NY1's request for comment. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP