"Serious Smell" Mystery on Williamsburg's Grand Street
Back in November we posted about a truck that was sucking muck from sewers on Grand Street in Williamsburg between Bedford and Berry Street. At the time, a reader noted that residents kept smelling something like gas but that Keyspan had said there was no gas leak. Readers noted that the trucks were probably just cleaning sewer lines. In any case, a reader emailed again to note "a serious smell problem on Grand Street." The email, which is as much a question as a statement says:
There is a mysterious smell on Grand between Berry and Wythe that smells like natural gas. Keyspan has visited several times and so has the fire department none of us are getting straight answers but the smell persists. Keyspan says it is not natural gas BUT it smells like natural gas..Yesterday, the FDNY was back on Grand Street checking out more complaints of a gas smell, but we're told they departed finding no evidence of any gas leaks. A follow up email said, "Keyspan said it wasn't gas they checked and their equipment didn't read any gas in any of our basements. The problem is its smells a lot LIKE natural gas.. and we aren't sure what is causing the smell."
If any readers are picking up the same scent or have any info about the problem, drop us a line at thegowanuslounge (at) gmail (dot) com or leave a comment.