River recreation

For inspiration: This Curbed listicle highlights how a handful of cities around the US and the world have worked/plan to clean up their urban waterways to provide recreation spots and swimming. (Or: Another reason why continuing to work the combined sewer overflow problem can be a benefit.) [Curbed]

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With Hudson being an estuary that barely flows, does anyone expect water - especially in summer - to be clean enough for swimming?

Is there any information on how contaminated (by sewage or otherwise) the Hudson is in the area? I remember talk and work of "dredging the Hudson" for probably 20 years if not more.

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