2006_01_cocoa.jpgIs it too much to ask our readers if the East River smells like chocolate? Or cold cocoa? In a storyline out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a five train cars filled with cocoa beans sank after the barge overturned at a Brooklyn pier. The pier was near Pier 7 in Red Hook, and the Coast Guard does not think that there is any environmental threat posed by the beans. Hmm. Gothamist will be thinking all day whether or not chocolate can be made if the waters are heated up. Maybe, but all the other crap (corpses, various toxic wastes, old clothing) would rise to the top as well, so perhaps we should just concentrate on a finding a package of Swiss Miss.

Wikipedia on cocoa, which is different from cacao.