Sludge Tank Not Going Anywhere

As one of the benefits of rezoning, the City agreed to remove the Greenpoint sludge tank by 2010. Now it looks like that won’t happen – at least not for another year or two. This little surprise was dropped on us only in the last week or two – as recently as last August, the City was saying that everything was on schedule.

An aside – many of the “newcomers” to the neighborhood look at this thing as an interesting structure – a cool opportunity for adaptive use, perhaps. All of the old timers hate it and want to see it gone. They look on it as a stark, ugly monument to decades of being shat upon (quite literally) by the city. While I do think its an interesting structure, on the whole I have to side with the old timers on this one.