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Michael Louie

Michael Louie is a freelance writer. He’s written for Giant Robot magazine, Maximum Rock ’n Roll, the San Francisco Guardian, the Fanzine, and other punk publications. He is a long time angler of the East River, and his passion is low-grade breaking-and-entering for the sake of a fishing spot. His #1 lure is the 1 oz white bucktail.

The River Hag of Newtown Creek

Greenpoint resident Karolina Zaniesienko has spent the past year fishing the polluted creek—and has created a living diorama of what she's found in a fish tank in her living room.

December 14, 2023