Yes it's going to hit triple digits today and tomorrow. As the thermometer rises citizens start looking at the Hudson River as a free way to get some relief from the heat. Right now, because of a sewage plant malfunction you're better off with heat stroke.
The North River Wastewater Treatment Plant located across the Hudson River from Edgewater has dumped over 120 MILLION gallons of raw sewage right into the Hudson because of a fire at the plant (Just us but wouldn't engineers try and not let the plant dump sewage in case of fire or other malady?).
The New York City health department declared the Hudson, the East River from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to Verrazano Bridge, the Harlem River and the Kill Van Kull to the Goethals Bridge unfit for swimming or other recreational activities until at least Sunday.
NYC officials said no beaches would be closed because of the spill. Christ, no need for SBF anything, just jump in the water and the oily sewage sheen will keep the sun off of you. Nobody else will come near you either.
So thanks a lot North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, you sure jeffed this one up...
UPDATED 2:54 pm -- New York has now closed 4 beaches because of the sewage spill:
After warning New Yorkers Thursday to stay out of the East and Hudson rivers, the Department of Environmental Protection advised beach goers Friday to avoid the surf in South Beach, Midland Beach and Cedar Grove Beach on Staten Island and Brooklyn's Sea Gate Beach.