NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Love is in the air for dozens of couples taking part in a unique Valentine’s Day event.
Couples looking for an unconventional Valentine’s Day visited the Newtown Creek Wastewater treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
“New York City sewage sludge. There’s all kinds of names for that, but we’re gonna call it sewage sludge,” plant superintendent Jim Pynn said. “It smells like what you thought it would smell like, but that’s part of the experience!”
A couple on the tour agreed that it was a Valentine’s Day to remember.
“You’re supposed to do something special on Valentine’s Day, so this is definitely something special,” said Lowell, who took a tour with his Valentine Grace. “It was her idea so I get credit for that for actually coming here with her.”
The plant had to offer an extra tour this year due to popular demand, according to Pynn.