From the Daily News:
As the mercury rises across New York, so do the odors emanating from the streets.
Some are fabulous, like freshly brewed coffee or pastries. Others — like the stench of steaming garbage — are far from it. Here, we chronicle some of the best and worst smelling spots in the city.
Queens residents say the best time to take in the sumptuous smells at Grimaldi's Bakery in Ridgewood is early in the morning or late at night, and it has them reaching for their wallets to buy a loaf.
"It's a very good fresh aroma in the morning," said Maggie Colon, 32, who is often awakened by the amazing smell. "I love coming through here in the morning, I love the smell of the bread."
Chris Jurcec, 35, said the scent reminds him of childhood. "To sum it up in one word: delicious," Jurcec said. "
think about my grandmother baking bread in the morning."
Residents say the trash piles up along Flushing Bay Promenade, making it a no-go zone when the temperatures are rising.
"It smells like human waste," said Tony Gomes, 21, adding that he really wishes the area smelled better.
Javier Lopez, 22, blames people who leave their litter. "That's why we're walking so far away, so we don't have to smell it," Lopez said. "It smells rotten, or like something's decomposing."