“Artisan”, “Curated”, “Bespoke”, “Luxury”… there isn’t an adjective that shameless marketers won’t belittle and destroy.
That’s what ran through my head as I eyed the shameless marketing materials for the luxury condos now rising from the toxic soil at Garvies Point. What made me question the adjectives selected to market RXR’s boondoggle? Thanks for asking 🙂 Why it was the powerful, relentless odor of raw sewage wafting all across the construction zone.
Funny that the greed-over-people realtors at the Garvies Point “Welcome Center,” never seem to mention that the site is literally a stone’s throw from one of the largest sewage treatment centers in Nassau County.
Did a realtor tell you the plant was “small” or “may be shut down soon.” Lies of desperation as usual. In fact, the County’s own Wastewater Management Program says:
This plant is permitted for 5.5 mgd and has been recently upgraded to meet the requirements associated with protecting the Long Island Sound from hypoxia or low dissolved oxygen. This plant currently treats approximately 3 mgd, leaving a surplus capacity of over 2.5 mgd – which could be used to sewer some of the communities in the North Shore that are currently served by cesspools.
So, in truth the amount of sewage funneled over to Garvies Point – and the wonderful aromas that come with it – will likely almost double in the coming years.
So not only will Garvies Point residents be living atop incredibly toxic land of two Superfund and multiple brownfield sites, but the very air they breathe will be filled with microscopic particles of human waste. Stake your claim today!