There’s a new nose in town to fix Fort Hamilton stink

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What in Bloomberg’s name is that rotten egg smell?

After more than four years of failed city investigations into the mysterious odor along Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd and 101st streets, officials finally agreed to bring in an independent nose that will sniff out the problem.

Workers from Webster Environmental Associates, which specializes in monitoring air and water flow from sewers, will be dealing with a formidable stench indeed — one so bad that some locals are considering moving away.

“The odor is affecting residents’ quality of life all and despite city agencies’ best efforts, the cause is a mystery,” said Councilman Vince Gentile (D–Bay Ridge), who pushed for the city-funded inspector. “It’s high time that the nuisance is taken care of.” The funk began in 2006 after the city spent $6.9 million to connect sewer lines between Marine Avenue and 99th Street. Both the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Design and Construction launched counter-stink campaigns — like shoving in Nylon socks filled with pine deodorizer in 2007 — to no avail.

The latest survey won’t fix the reek, but the contractors were set to start their analysis this week, Gentile said.

Updated 5:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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