There's only one way to get rid of the stink and mess associated with the tons of zeppole, fried Oreos, sausage and cheap plush toys that make the annual Feast of San Gennaro such a lovely addition to Little Italy and Nolita: Bleach. Lots and lots of bleach. But in this green age of environmentally-conscious behavior, people aren't actually supposed to dump chemicals in the streets, right? A Curbed tipster alerts us to his Flickr page, where he posts some bleach-pouring evidence and writes:
I live on Mulberry Street. Every morning as I walk to work during the disgusting San Gennaro Festival, people are pouring what seems to be bleach on the street in an effort to "clean" the street. Just another example of how the San Gennaro festival is a parasite on this neighborhood.Parasite on the neighborhood? Looks like someone is about to get a visit from the Medici Foundation. Prep the crutches.
· Bleach photos [Flickr/skidder]
· Little Italy Cease and Desists Nolita, Threatens Noho [Curbed]