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Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Live From Transmitter Park
Those of you who were wondering what the ruckus (replete with police helicopter) was this morning, a fellow was seen floating and was retrieved from the East River. I was told one of two things happened:
He was swimming.
- He was found floating, a woman called 911 and he was rescued.
Regardless, the good news is:
- He is alive.
- We have not had rain recently, so his risk of exposure to typhus, cholera and other nastiness from the nearby CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) is probably reduced.
Lest you were not aware, gentle readers, there is a CSO on the premises of the Brooklyn Barge Bar.
See that green sign at the right? These are used to indicate the location of a CSO. (Those who are curious, can see a larger image of it here.) Now let’s take a closer look at one of the previously featured photos on this post…
As you can see this sign has been removed. For those of you who may be wondering, this has been brought to the attention of the proper agency/agencies. They did not remove this sign (or the CSO it marks for that matter). So now the question is who did?
Tags: 11222, 94 Precinct, Adam J. Perlmutter, Brooklyn Barge Bar, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Environmental Protection, FDNY, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York City Parks Department, NYC Parks Department, NYPD, Oopen Space Alliance North Brooklyn, WNYC Transmitter Park