We’ve talked about it here on BHB… that stinky smell in parts of the Heights. BHB Commenter “No One of Consequence” was first to inform us of the stinky ginko biloba trees. This week, Brooklyn Paper’s Heights Lowdown column dives deeper into the matter:
Brooklyn Paper: Ginko…: You can describe it as the smell of an overused litter box, a pile of rotting cheese or any Upper East Side sidewalk on a Friday night at 2 am. But regardless of how you sniff it, our neighborhood, notably on Hicks Street between Montague and Pierrepont streets, stinks thanks to the gingko.
But like a well-aged French Camembert, the stench doesn’t tell the whole story.
Yes, the massive gingko biloba trees are the root cause of the smell.