February 28th, 2008 -
The Bronx Kill is a neglected, inaccessible waterway between Randalls Island and the Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven and Port Morris. It is an untamed waterfront, sheltering wild dogs and homeless camps. Ruined bridges and old piers line its banks, alongside freight train tracks which pass underneath sections of the Triborough Bridge and the Hellgate Bridge. At one point, a new footbridge and a multi-million dollar waterpark were planned for its shores, but those plans have not yet come to pass. Heavy industry still separates the surrounding community from this tidal strait.