It’s pretty well-established in most of Brooklyn: pee and poop go in the toilet. A diaper is also acceptable, but that diaper goes in the trash. We all agree on that. Except for someone in Park Slope, who’s leaving piss and shit up and down 17th Street, leaving residents of the block with the job of having to clean it all up. Those public bathrooms for dogs are looking more and more reasonable by the day.
DNA Info reports that residents of 17th Street and Sixth Avenue are being forced to put up with someone leaving out piles, buckets and garbage bins full of piss, shit and feminine hygiene products. While residents say that the problem has been happening on and off for four years, the last four months have seen 15 incidents intentionally ignoring the miracle of modern plumbing, including “a stew” of waste left at the base of three sycamore trees and a five gallon bucket full of human shit.
At the moment, there’s just one resident of the block taking it on herself to clean the mess up, while describing the block as smelling like “a pissoir.” Neighbors told the site they suspect a single couple is responsible for fouling up the block, but like the Fort Greene’s rogue dumper of garbage bags of pee down the garbage chute, no suspect has been identified yet. Although we have to wonder if these people know each other, which somehow seems preferable to the coincidence of two neighborhoods mysteriously being polluted by human waste.