City officials offer a glimmer of hope for 'The Hole,' after decades of neglect
The neighborhood is not connected to the city's sewage system. A visit by local officials this week may portend some new investment, but residents are skeptical.
Apr 26, 12:24 PM
Ida Rainfall Unleashes Raw Sewage "Bomb" On Newtown Creek
“I’ve been out on the harbor every week for ten years and I’ve never seen anything like that.”
Sep 3, 2021 5:50 PM
One Year After Queens Sewage Flood, Some Residents Are Still Seeking Compensation
About a year ago, dozens of homes were flooded with sewage after a pipe collapsed.
Nov 29, 2020 11:23 AM
DEP Admits Queens Sewage Nightmare Caused by Broken Pipe, Not Cooking Grease
Originally, the DEP strongly implied that homeowners and their cooking habits were at fault.
Dec 19, 2019 5:03 PM
NYPD Asks For Cleaning Supplies To Help Sewage-Soaked Queens Homeowners As Blockage Investigation Continues
Dozens of homes were filled with raw sewage on Saturday.
Dec 4, 2019 12:22 PM
'It's Not A Nice Situation,' Says Homeowner After Sewage Tsunami Hits South Jamaica
Up to 300 homes could have been flooded from a sewer backup in a Queens neighborhood over the weekend.
Dec 1, 2019 7:51 PM
[Update] Grand Central Elevator Recreates Iconic 'The Shining' Scene With Mysterious, Smelly Black Liquid
'Suddenly a WAVE of what appeared to be (and smelled like) sewage came gushing out of the elevator shaft, splashing some poor tourist family in the process.'
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 5:59 PM
Chelsea Woman Sues Neighborhood 'Sexy Boutique' For Clogging Sewage Pipes With Condoms, Diapers, Other Fun Stuff
Susan Haar is seeking $2 million in damages from Sexy Boutique.
Updated: Feb 28, 2019 1:33 PM
City Will Begin Dredging Foul-Smelling Flushing Bay This Month
This phase of work is supposed to wrap up this year, but the larger cleanup could take into the 2040s.
Updated: Jan 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Brooklyn Apartment Complex Allegedly Dumped 200K Gallons Of Sewage Daily In Coney Island Creek
"This was old-school style dumping: right into the water."
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 5:38 PM
Herald Square Subway Station Stench Finally Identified But Fix Won't Be Quick
Blame property rights.
Updated: Apr 1, 2016 2:59 PM
Why I'm Never Eating Again
Thanks New York Times!
Updated: Sep 8, 2015 4:52 PM
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