Saturday, August 2, 2008

Summer stink, part 1

On Thursday July 31st at about 3pm a CSX train hauling garbage parked on the tracks in Middle Village. A strong smell of rotting garbage covered the area and the 90 degree heat only made matters worse.
Homeowners directly adjacent to the tracks off Eliot Avenue starting calling to report the stink. At about 4:15pm the train moved back to Glendale then returned later that afternoon.

Photos from Juniper Park Civic Association

20 comments:

Pull My Finger Productions said...

People all over the world (everybody)
Join hands (join)
Smell a stink train, stink train
People all over the world (all the world, now)
Join hands (garbage ride)
Smell a stink train (garbage ride), stink train
The next stop that we make will be soon
Tell all the folks in Glendale, and Maspeth, too
Don't you know that it's time to run or
let this train keep on smellin', stinkin' on through
Well, well
People all over Queens (you don't need no money)
Join hands (come on)
Smell a stink train, stink train (don't need no ticket, come on)
People all over the Queens (Join in, smell this train)
Join in (Smell this train, y'all)
Smell a stink train (Come on, train), stink train
All of you brothers over in Jamaica
Tell all the folks in Kew Gardens, and Forest Hills, too
Please don't smell this train too long
'Cause if you smell it, I feel sorry, sorry for you
Well
People all over Queens (Sisters and brothers)
Join hands (join, come on)
Smell the stink train (stink train, y'all), stink train (Come on)
People all over the world (Don't need no tickets)
Join hands (come on, smell it)
Smell a stink train, stink train
Let it ride, let it ride
Let it ride
Let it ride
People, ain't no worse smell
People all over Queens (on this train)
Join in (smell the train)
Smell a stink train, stink train (smell the train, y'all)
People all over the world (come on)
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Smell a stink train, stink train (makin' garbage)
People all over Queens ('round the Boro, y'all)
Join hands (come on)
Smell a stink train, stink train

Anonymous said...

So for an entire hour and 15 minutes you smelled some garbage.
Better then having an endless caravan of stinky trucks passing through at all hours.
Perhaps if no one made any garbage, we would not have to deal with the smell at all........

Anonymous said...

what a big bunch of boo hoo hoo. the railroad was there first. you don't like it move.

Anonymous said...

The railroad may have been there first, but they were not storing garbage behind my house before.

Julie said...

"Better then having an endless caravan of stinky trucks passing through at all hours."

Actually, we do have that twice a week when the dept of sanitation comes around. Hey, sometimes they have a holiday and the trash sits out on the street for a week stinkin up the nabe!

Anonymous said...

"So for an entire hour and 15 minutes you smelled some garbage."

Easy to be flippant about it when it's not your backyard.

BoxcarNY said...

Try driving behind a municipal waste truck on the LIE or on a local street with the oozing slop dripping out of the back of the truck on a 90+ degree day. Stop your wining and get over it. The garbage belongs on the rails where it is sealed tight and quickly moved out of the area. The open cars are for construction and demolition debris--mostly odorless- wood, stone, sheetrock, etc.

nyandw said...

An hour plus of "nose" pollution in the NY area, be ashamed of yourselves to complain. The average cesspool run in Nassau/Suffolk lasts for a bit of time longer. Grow up, and complain to your elected officials about real issues: energy development, property taxation, public services, etc.

Truman Harris said...

By the way, if you can smell it, it's in the air and now inside your body.

Julie said...

The point is to complain BEFORE it becomes a regular problem. Maybe it was an hour and 15 minutes this week, but people who experienced it indicated it never happened before. They want to make sure it's not a regular occurrence. Get how this works?

Julie Fan Club said...

I love you Julie.

Anonymous said...

Inka-dink, a bottle of ink. The cork fell out, and you stink. Not because you're dirty, not because you're clean - just because you kissed the girl behind the magazine.. And you are it!

Fred said...

The railroad nuts have invaded the board. You can tell because you never saw some of these handles before, they are defending the railroad and also defending stink. Ever been in a room with these foamers and experienced their b.o.? You'd be wishing you were smelling the garbage train instead.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Fred is a tool and doesn't know what he's talking about. Go back to your homework Freddie baby!

Anonymous said...

He may be a tool but unfortunately he speaks the truth.

Anonymous said...

"The point is to complain BEFORE it becomes a regular problem. "

But it already is a problem, just finally leaked out of the less well-to-do communities and others backyards and into YOURS. OMG!

When you consume where do you think the waste goes? It's not all rose gardens.

Solutions are not cheap, so open up your wallets!

Anonymous said...

Sure it was the train and not the bags of dog crap tossed over the fence along Eliot by all the dog walkers on their way home from the park?

Look down from the Eliot overpass and you'll see what I mean.....gross......

Anonymous said...

"But it already is a problem, just finally leaked out of the less well-to-do communities and others backyards and into YOURS. OMG!"

Since this area has had this freight line and garbage trains coming through our backyards since before any of us were born, not sure what "less well-to-do" neighborhoods you are talking about. Trains never STOPPED here full of garbage before smelling up the 'hood. That's the difference and that's why it was noticed.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't the train...Billy Bottles just blew a beer fart.

Queens Crapper said...

This was forwarded to me:

"Thanks for bringing this my attention. I will look into what happened and also contact CSX community affairs people. You are correct that it does no one any good to manage traffic in poorly preserved manner." - Bruce Lieberman, Anacostia