There are less than three weeks until Christmas and many families have started to head out in search of Christmas trees.
Some people in the neighborhood believe the smell might be coming from a local waste water treatment plant.
Owner Joan D’Amico says she was taken aback when a city inspector “said that he had gotten a complaint, an anonymous complaint.”
New York City is known for, among other things, well, how do we say this, its scents – both the good and the bad.
Children from grades 2, 3, and 4 were evacuated and taken to a nearby school.
Additional tests are being done now that chemicals have been found in the soil.
School officials in New City said so far environmental testing at Laurel Plains Elementary School deemed the building and grounds safe.
The school will be closed, probably all week long, so the soil and water can be sampled and more air testing can be done.
Residents in Bay Ridge say they sometimes wake up gagging from the stink.