The city’s alternative plan was hatched only after it was announced that the [Gowanus] canal could be named a Superfund site. Developers like Toll Brothers cheered the city’s plan, saying it is the only way their massive residential development project planned along the canal could proceed.
While Newtown [Creek], which snakes through Greenpoint, Williamsburg and parts of Queens, is one of the most polluted waterways in the nation, it doesn’t have the problem of sewage overflows like the canal does, noted David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll.
How dumb (or high on drugs) can you be to make such a stupid statement like that? That stink on 49th Street ain't Chanel Number 5, pal! There's also a GIGANTIC sewage treatment plant on the Brooklyn side that discharges CSOs when we have heavy rain. Why did the newspaper allow this statement to be printed as fact when it's far from it?