While many lovebirds will flock to one of the borough’s restaurants and parks for Valentine’s Day, more than 200 are expected to spend their day with their special someone on top of a wastewater treatment plant.
For the second year in a row, the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will host Valentine’s Day tours at the facility. Led by Jim Pynn, the superintendent of the plant, the tour will briefly cover the plant’s wastewater treatment method and then take visitors up to a 120-foot-high observation deck located on top of the plant’s digester eggs.
The stainless steel eggs, lit blue at night and which give the plant its unique look, process 1.5 million gallons of sludge a day. From their observation deck, Valentine celebrants can see views of the Manhattan skyline and the Greenpoint neighborhood.
A city Department of Environmental Protection spokesman said last year’s tours attracted 200 visitors. The two 75-person tours this year — one at 9:30 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. — have already been booked full, but an 11 a.m. tour is still available.
For those who miss the Valentine’s Day event, the plant holds tours every month.
To participate in the tour, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour begins at the plant’s visitors center at 329 Greenpoint Ave.
Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 718-260-4564.
©2013 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.