The raw sewage seeping out of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem has been contained as of 9:30 p.m. yesterday. However, it’s advisable to refrain from any activities in the Hudson until further notice, as the area “smells like a dead rat,” according to someone quoted in this Times article. True? According to our sources on the Upper West Side, “it’s too hot out to even check.” Fair. However, while we sit around bitching about the heat, brave crews from as far away as Ohio have been scrambling to fix the plant; over a hundred city workers and out-of-state contractors had to spend all day repairing a structure that was basically leaking shit in 100-degree weather with little shade. What did you do yesterday?
[NYT via My Upper West]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 23, 2011