Something Stinks On The Brooklyn Bridge

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - People on the Brooklyn Bridge are getting a whiff of a foul smell, but it’s not the result of any foul play.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman Over The East River

It hits you all at once when you step out to a part of the pedestrian walkway that’s lined with a white tarp hiding the source of the stench, a massive $500 million repainting job.

Brooklyn Community Board 2 district manager Rob Perris says he’s gotten complaints. So, he took it to the Department of Transportation.

“They told me that they use the same paint on every bridge throughout the city and didn’t really have an explanation, but they agreed that the smell was stronger on the Brooklyn Bridge,” Perris told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.

As a former painter himself, Perris says, in an open air environment like this, it’s probably not a health…

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