Friday, October 19, 2007

30 Manholes Undergoing Asbestos Abatement in Brooklyn Heights -- What Rhymes With Meso-the-lio-ma?

The Brooklyn Eagle's Sam Howe reports that two pieces of paper were taped to the lampposts on Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights Friday announcing "Public Notice: Asbestos Abatement." The work areas list more than 30 manholes and the amount is “264 linear feet or 165 square-feet.”

To be removed: cable insulation, duct seal, duct sleeve, transite (sic), and the all-purpose “debris.”

In a neighborhood "teeming with strollers, moms-to-be, elderly folks, and lawyers (!), we are pressed to wonder, if anything, what this means," writes Howe. Until the paper digs up more information, he says he is trying to "come up with words that rhyme with meso-the-lio-ma."

Photo by Jef Poskanzer, Creative Commons license

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