8-6-11 How The Sewage Was Stopped. A Tale of Bravery and Hard Work

Deep in Slop, Trying to Stop Bigger Disaster in the Hudson – NY Times 8/6/11

You may recall I wrote about the fire and sewage spill into the Hudson. The Times published an article today on how they stopped the flow of crap into the river.



7-21-11 I ain’t superstitious…

“i slept walked into a field of black cats where i then tripped into a mirror factory, breaking all their product and as i continued on my journey stepped all over a cracked sidewalk and under a ladder.”

Abigail – 7/21/11

That about sums it up…

Hudson River – Riverkeeper Posting

Read on Facebook: “Why do NY women wear black? They can’t find a color darker.”

Many of the folk running by the river yesterday just couldn’t give up fashion. At the time I took these pictures, the temperature was 97 degrees and the “Real Feel” was 106…As you can tell the air quality was nothing to brag about…

Baryshnikov on Broadway with Liza Minnelli – \”Too darn hot\”

Today’s Caption Contest….

Under the Boardwalk

7-20-11 Yonkers – NYC/Fire/Sewage/Time Passing

Will there be any freight trains in heaven
Any boxcars in which we might hide
Will there be any tough cops or brakemen
Will they tell us that we cannot ride

Will the hobo chum with the rich man
Will we always have money to spare
Will they have respect for the hobo
In that land that lies hidden up there

While I was enjoying myself strolling along the waterfront in Yonkers, The sewage treatment plant below Riverbank State Park (which I have written about frequently – January 30 ) caught on fire and we are now dumping raw sewage into the river…

Fire and Sewage Dump

This song seems appropriate even if it is about Boston (my hometown) and not NYC (my town).

Dirty Water

A Trio from The Trio

I hate waiting – I actually do it well but I hate it…

January 31 – Looking up the river from 94th

Today was just a beautiful day in New York City.  It was a bit cold and windy on the river but the sky was blue and the visibility was great. There were a lot of boats headed down towards the harbor. Trying to beat the storm maybe?  Today ended my first month with the river. Tomorrow I will post this blog and go “live”. It has been a great experience for me so far. I hope you enjoy looking back at my first month and stay with me as I move through the year.

January 30 – Sewage Treatment Plant 137th-145th

Riverbank State Park is built on top of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant which can handle up to 340 million gallons of wastewater a day in wet weather.  Every day DEP boats including the Red Hook arrive to load sludge into their holds to take to a facility on Wards Island for further treatment.