The smell, which comes from the nearby Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, arrived six weeks ago ages ago and has somehow gotten worse in both smell and intensity this month.A friend of Gridskipper and Greenpoint resident describes it thusly, “It’s smells like your grandma is cooking a meatball stew, but instead of meatballs it’s crap and it’s blowing right through your window.” AM New York has a piece today saying that the smell is not likely to go away for a couple more years. The DEP tells them they are replacing key pieces of equipment and the smell will go away in ’09 when “the thickening centrifuges will be in full operation.”
We’re excited about tonight’s show at Terminal 5. The National have become a staple, but we’re yet to see the wonderful St. Vincent live. Her record, Marry Me, is among our favorites of the year. Here’s St. Vincent performing The Beatle’s “Dig a Pony” in a cab [via The Daily Growl]
The media keeps reporting that Hillary’s appeal is widening (despite the cackle). If you’re contemplating jumping on the Hillary bandwagon, we recommend you read this excellent piece by Maureen Dowd on the Senate’s latest vote on Iran (which Hillary supported.)
And if you missed it, Seymour Hersh has a great article in The New Yorker about “the Administration’s plan for Iran.”
Our hero, Mike Gravel, sums up Hillary’s Iran vote pretty nicely here:
Now that a mass exodus out of NY is officially underway—who doesn’t know at least one person who has relocated to San Francisco or another large city in the last few months—our friends at cakehead remind us why we still love Williamsburg with a list of Essential Williamsburg, Brooklyn Culinary Experiences. Check it out here.
So that Cusack movie I promised you got delayed until December. Apparently they think it has an Oscar shot, too. But there’s still lots of… well… actually, this month’s pretty lame. October 5 THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Another kids’-fantasy-novel-series-turned-franchise-hopeful. WILL IT SUCK?
Am I the only one with that Who song stuck in my head now? From the director of the, erm, controversial Path to 9/11 miniseries, so watch for the part where they blame Clinton for the rising of the dark. From the writer behind early Danny Boyle efforts Shallow Grave through The Beach, so, there’s that. Doctor Who fans should keep an eye out for Christopher Eccleston as “The Rider.” HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
Will play Bridge to Terabithia to Golden Compass’Narnia. $41mil. WILL ANYBODY REMEMBER IT AT OSCAR TIME?
Like I said, Terabithia, not Narnia.
——————————- THE HEARTBREAK KID WHAT’S THE PITCH?
The Farrelly brothers remake that 1972 flick you never saw.