Dead Pig Deliveries on Grand Street
Dead pig encounters are not an uncommon occurrence in Chinatown. Trucks make frequent deliveries of slaughtered carcasses to meat wholesalers and restaurants around the neighborhood.
For instance, two white-aproned dudes were seen crossing Grand Street with gutted pork slung over their shoulders during a recent early-morning rush. Snouts visible; ears flapping; legs dangling. Numerous trips back-and-forth from truck to the cellar of 300 Grand, hauling the payload amidst a horde of sidewalk denizens en route to destinations unknown.
Even though the frequency of such drop-offs around the neighborhood is nothing new, the sight is always one to behold. But one block north on Broome Street, some residents have quality-of-life concerns with pig deliveries on the stretch between Eldridge and Forsyth. Some despise the weekly transfer of meat that transpires on the block, the loud idling of trucks, and the blood that allegedly drips onto the blacktop.