A barrel marked “NYS DEC” with a bunch of numbers written on it has been sitting under a tree with caution tape around it at 61st Street and the eastbound LIE service road for weeks. The Parks Department was notified upon its discovery on August 26, but said it was located on DOT property and that the issue was forwarded to that department to be addressed. As of press time, it still sits there. What’s inside? We hate to ask.