We’ve been hearing all sorts of reports on Twitter about a terrible smell in Brooklyn today. Here are some highlights. starting with our own inquiry tweet:
We’re hearing about a sulphuric, gates of hell, low tide stink all over Brooklyn today? Who smells it?
the stench woke my boyfriend and i up this morning (park slope based), we thought a sewer pipe had burst. what IS it?!
I caught a whiff in Ditmas Park, just north of
#Cortelyou In fact, I first smelled it in my apartment.
Yes! I am in Crown Heights and smelled it as early as 7am. Is it the Navy Yards construction?
raw sewage, aroma of skunk, base notes of natural gas wafting over crown heights all morning.
um has anyone said “that was me” yet? If not…”that was me”.
You know what? We have it figured out. It’s the gates of hell (or a hellmouth, if you want to get all Joss Whedon nerdcore on it) opening under the Atlantic Yards construction site.
Any other theories?
UPDATE: Gothamist placed a call to the Department of Environmental Protection and discovered a sewer collapsed in Bed-Stuy last night.