I live 5 minutes away from the water, but it's the Hudson... And in my area, it is NASTY. Once I get a tail, I would like to think that the river could be my place for mermaiding, but it's pretty dirty and I don't know if it'd be a good idea to swim in there at all, let alone as a mermaid.
Does anyone else live along the Hudson? Is it safe to swim in?