Monday, September 8, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna Adds to Brooklyn Heights' Mosquito Pond

Maybe there was flooding on Ninth Street in Carroll Gardens and falling trees in Sheepshead Bay, but Tropical Storm Hanna was pretty wimpy by the time it got to Brooklyn Heights. There was certainly a lot of rain and some wind gusts, but by Sunday morning hardly a trace remained.

With one exception, of course. That being our very own mosquito swamp in the closed Squibb playground on Columbia Heights, near the Jehovah buildings and Squibb Hill Park.

The once-glorious old cement sprinkler play area has been clogged all summer and, depending on the rain, always has a good few inches of water for for the mosquitoes to breed in. (That greenish stuff is water.)

It appears that park workers (they're the only ones allowed into the playground) have piled something on top of the drain.

Photos by MK Metz

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