They first purchased the apartment at the end of 2007. However it was only after buying it that they learnt that during the week, a nearby sewage treatment plant is open, causing the entire neighborhood to smell terrible.In mid 2010, an article titled "The Noses of New York Need a Hero" appeared in the New York Times. Although the most of the article is unreadable, it is most likely about Dowisetrepla and its horrible smell. (Natural History)
Notes and Trivia
- The name "Dowisetrepla" comes from the phrase "downwind of the sewage treatment plant".
- Dowisetrepla is a parody of other neighborhoods in NYC popularly referred to by their acronyms, such as SoHo (South of Houston Street), TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street), Nolita (North of Little Italy) and DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).