New York City’s forgotten borough smelled very bad this morning. From St. George to Westerleigh to Dongan Hills, people are complaining about a stench that has been variously compared to fish, shit, garbage, and “some hoe.” Why? Nobody knows.

That Staten Island Advance reports that both the NYPD and the FDNY received “multiple calls” about the smell this morning, but the source remains unknown. How bad would your neighborhood have to smell to prompt you to call the fire department about it? Must be pretty damn stinky.

Live on the island? Still smelly? Tell us about it below.


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