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Raw Sewage Spills From Luxury Building in Carroll Gardens

An apartment building at the corner of Smith Street and 2nd Place unleashed a river of muck onto the sidewalk Wednesday night

BROOKLYN, NY -- A local apartment building unleashed a river of raw sewage onto the sidewalk on Wednesday night, just in time for unassuming families to walk through it while trick-or-treating.

At around 7:30 p.m. some Carroll Gardens residents noticed that the sidewalk all around the intersection of Smith Street and 2nd Place was flooded with brackish water, toilet paper, condoms and other unpleasantness. The worst part, one told Patch, was that most people on the street couldn't see it due to the darkness.

"It’s all over the street, so every time a car goes by you can see," said the resident, who lives around the corner and preferred to remain anonymous. "What was horrifying to me was that most of the parents didn’t realize what they were walking through. All of these little kids in costumes were tromping through this sewage." 

The liquid was allegedly pouring out of a drain from the 7-story building at 360 Smith Street. The tipster said he told tenants in the building and they in turn said they would call the super. But after an hour, the sludge was still spewing forth.

"It’s 100% raw. You name it, it’s there," he said. "It’s just disgusting."

Another neighbor, Loretta Gendville, also spotted the sewage and sent in images to Carroll Gardens Patch.

Calls by Patch to the Department of Environmental Protection to determine whether the incident had been reported received no response.

Stay with Patch for updates. 

Christina Gaffney November 01, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Grossness and disease-promoting spooky stuff apart... did I miss a building? What high-rise on Smith and 2nd Place???
Louise November 01, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The Carroll St train station.....
Carole G. November 01, 2012 at 04:32 AM
For these and many MORE disgusting pics please see http://carrollgardenspetition.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-post.html UGH
Aaron Hunter November 01, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Obama has done nothing to help the US economy in four years and Mitt Romney has. What else is there needed to know? We have DEAD Boarder Patrol Agents, A Dead Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi and Obama has NOT ONE ANSWER in fact he is blocking information. Mitt Romney is not our Commander In Chief! Obama Is! What else do we need to know about Obama before we elect him for a second rule? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vqrJPGmBBMA
Carole G. November 01, 2012 at 04:44 AM
And see the story here! http://www.pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2012/10/disgusting-sight-on-2nd-place-raw.html
Carole G. November 01, 2012 at 04:45 AM
What does this have to do with the poo poo tsunami on Second Place?
CG1 November 01, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Just to be clear to all. The "luxury building"'s systems are working fine. The sewage overflow is from pipes up 2nd place / Court Street direction. The plumbers etc. were called first thing yesterday and asked if the sewage was indoors. When the answer was no, they said they had many more serious/life impacting issues to deal with in the storm aftermath. Anyway, you angry bloggers should not make so many assumptions - it is possibly your s%^!!! We've just been through a serious, life-impacting event for many. I would suggest you consider yourselves lucky and use your life more productively.
BassGreat November 01, 2012 at 03:27 PM
How has Romney helped the economy for four years? By his own admission, he's been unemployed. But he has helped himself to each and every tax loophole there is and hid the rest of his money to avoid paying more, so that he gets more from you.
j. l's November 01, 2012 at 03:36 PM
A. H. >>>> CLEAN UP "YOUR" border patrol agents (purify) from corruptive practices, same as government officials with the SENATORIAL real interest (HELP), and BTW!! ask them to be more supportive and real GOOD CITIZENS so Obama can do his job BETTER AND FASTER!!!! Get inform!!!
angrywitrepubs November 01, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Smarten up pleeeeze. There has not been one straight answer from Romney since this election started as to HOW he is going to perform all his brilliant ideas. And what do you think Romney has accomplished for this country except to be like every other Republican who vowed to spend the "next 4 years working to make sure Obama would not be elected again"? Why didn't he spend the last 4 years working with the President of the US for the betterment of it's people? Because he is absolutely self-serving-that's why.
Bree November 01, 2012 at 03:40 PM
did it occur to anyone whining here to get a broom, some gloves and boots a hose and help clean up? or is whining all you are capable of?
William November 01, 2012 at 03:44 PM
While not from your area CG's---The poo in your streets would be an issue, however very dire and difficult problems face your area-- and the political "POO" is not needed EVER--- so let's not throw the stuff about-- it's all a mess lets just confess and really who wants to get any of this on their hands? yukkk... Best of luck to all in the Tri states and beyond... Work together if you can it will make the sh-tty days go by quicker..
Christina Gaffney November 01, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Whoa... What "angry bloggers" CG1 is talking about? There was no one angry or until s/he showed up... No one was pointing fingers. Perhaps the "assumption" CG1 refer to is coming from the article, which first related to the site as a high-rise luxury building. The article had some minor editing since I first read it. CG1, none of this is from an angry perspective, only facts, no matter where the sewage came from, the fact is that it was all over the street mid trick or treat for the lucky ones that could go around with their youngsters. What a Halloween, hum? Now... back to Sandy.
Hugh Jassols November 01, 2012 at 04:03 PM
First off let me apologize for the CAPS now so here we go..... Hey Aaron Hunter or should I change the H to a C... WHAT ABOUT THE 4000+ US TROOPS KILLED IN A WAR THAT WAS A LIE AND THE COUNTLESS IRAQI's WHO HAVE DIED AS A RESULT? HOW ABOUT OUR NATION THAT WAS ALMOST BANKRUPTED BY THE PREVIOUS ADMIN FOR DOING SO. AND AARON WHAT ABOUT THE 3000+ AMERICANS KILLED ON 9/11 WHILE UNDER BUSH'S FIRST YEAR AS PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF... STOW THE BULLSHIT AND GOOGLE SOME FACTS BEFORE YOU START SUCKING ROMNEYS LIES AND FALSEHOODS. I GUESS YOU WOULD RATHER BY LIED TO BY A PROFESSIONAL LIAR THAN BE DISAPPOINTED BY A PRESIDENT THAT WAS SO HATED AND BLOCKED BY THE GOP THAT THEY DIDN'T CARE FOR YOUR INTEREST FIRST. AND IF YOU DON'T THINK ROMNEY IS A LIAR CHECK THIS OUT GOOGLE THIS "LYING FOR THE LORD" AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT MORMONS AND THE IDIOTS THAT ARE CHARMED BY THEM.
Hugh Jassols November 01, 2012 at 04:06 PM
We see enough disgusting things already did they have to show the used condom? Why not a bloody tampon? We get it from the distance photo's its sewage you don't have to show us a pile of dissolving poo with corn popping out to prove to us its sewage.
Tracy November 01, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Alot of CG's here?
Christina Gaffney November 01, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Oh crap, this became a poolitics forum.
Acs November 01, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Do some reporting work before posting a story. The problem is in the city's sewer lines and is not "from the luxury building". I know it's cool in the neighborhood to hate on the luxury bldg but at least fact check first. And while I'm sure the city is very concerned about this corner of second place, I'm thinking maybe in the wake of the worst natural disaster here in decades they'd probably got bigger things going on right now.
Kai MacMahon November 01, 2012 at 06:41 PM
So because of the hurricane, it's OK for a building to spew poo? OK then. And if you had bothered to read the article you would have read the witness statement. If you know different, instead of anonymously throwing insults, why don't you reach out to Patch and give them your information so they can update the story?
Kai MacMahon November 01, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Interesting how CG1 and ACS both created brand new accounts just to post comments rubbishing this story and claiming that the raw sewage wasn't coming from the luxury building, despite witness statements to the contrary, huh? Extraordinary coincidence that they both felt compelled to create new accounts for this story, wouldn't you say? I wonder if their IP addresses match?
Carole G. November 01, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Acs: And you know this how? Please give us a link or something here that proves your point.

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