From Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondack Mountains to the Verrazano Narrows at the entrance to New York Harbor, the river is approximately 500 kilometers (300 miles) long, with sections reaching a depth of about 50 meters (160 feet) and a maximum depth exceeding 62 meters (200 feet) at World’s End, in the Hudson
Generally speaking, it is legal to swim in the Hudson or the East River , the Police Department told us. It is illegal , however, to enter restricted areas in the water or interfere with boat traffic. You also need permission from the landowner where you enter the water.
Are there sharks in the waters off New York ? In the East River , no. In the Atlantic Ocean, of course.
The DEC told the New York Post, while its rare, smooth dogfish sharks have been found in the Hudson River in the past.
Originally Answered: Does NYC subway go underwater ? Yes. There’s a four track tube under the Harlem River between Manhattan and the Bronx and two more pairs of tunnels under the lower East River. The following lines all cross the East River via underwater tunnels.
Other ongoing pollution problems affecting the river include: accidental sewage discharges, urban runoff, heavy metals, furans, dioxin, pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Numerous factories that once lined the Hudson River poured garbage and industrial waste directly into the river .
It’s polluted with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls — which are man-made chemicals), cadmium, sewage, urban runoff, heavy metals, pesticides, and lots and lots of bacteria.
Due to heavy pollution, the East River is dangerous to people who fall in or attempt to swim in it, although as of mid-2007 the water was cleaner than it had been in decades.
|Clearance below||127 ft (38.7 m) above mean high water|
|Designer||John Augustus Roebling|
|Constructed by||New York Bridge Company|
Not far from the Intrepid, a Humpback whale burst out of the Hudson River and delighted New Yorkers but experts say they’re worried for the whale because of boat traffic. Whale sightings in the Hudson aren’t common, but they do happen. They’re usually just following the fish, according to marine experts.
Many species of sharks can be found in New York’s marine waters . Sharks can range in sizes from 4 feet, such as dogfish sharks , up to 40 feet, such as the basking shark.
Discover some of our favorite creatures from the Hudson River. Diamondback terrapin . The diamondback terrapin is a unique aquatic turtle . Bald Eagle . Oyster . Humpback Whale . Seahorse. Peregrine Falcon . Hudson River Water Nymph.