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An alternate side of the street parking sign is seen in New York City on March 31, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

City Council Discusses Bill Giving Drivers Alternate-Side Parking Break

The City Council discussed a bill Monday that will allow drivers to return to parking spaces as soon as street sweepers pass through.

06/30/2014

Pledge 2 Protect Commercial Against UES Garbage Facility

Councilman ‘Disgusted’ By Use Of Girl, 7, In Fight Against UES Garbage Facility

Is a 7-year-old girl a pawn in the fight over a waste transfer station on the Upper East Side?

06/16/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio tours the rebuilt Hamilton Avenue Department of Sanitation asphalt plant in Brooklyn on May 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Touts Efforts To Fix Potholes Across New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio says pothole-ravaged New York City streets are going to get a lot smoother.

05/14/2014

An alternate side of the street parking sign is seen in New York City on March 31, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

City Councilman Proposes New Rules To Alternate Side Parking

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has introduced a bill that would allow drivers to park on a street again right after a street sweeper moves through.

03/31/2014

John Doherty (credit: CBS 2)

Last Day On The Job For Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty

Doherty is retiring after more than 54 years with the department.

03/28/2014

People walk during a snowstorm in Manhattan (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Modest Snow Falls, But Blasting Winds Expected Tri-State Area

Snow was falling in several parts of the Tri-State Area Tuesday night, but for most, chilling winds gusting up to 50 mph will make for the most unpleasant conditions.

03/25/2014

People shovel snow in Manhattan on Feb. 18, 2014. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Technically Spring, But More Snow Is Coming This Week

A nor’easter is bearing down, and is expected to bring more snow beginning Tuesday night. But the worst of the storm is not expected to strike the Tri-State Area.

03/24/2014

NYC Department of Sanitation plows are ready to roll, Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Kathryn Garcia Tapped To Head Department Of Sanitation

Mayor Bill De Blasio has appointed Kathryn Garcia as the city’s Sanitation Commissioner.

03/15/2014

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Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty To Resign

Doherty is a long-time veteran of the Department of Sanitation, and has served as its Commissioner since 2002.

03/14/2014

NYC Department of Sanitation plows are ready to roll, Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Report: Sanitation Worker Accused Of Punching Cab Driver In East Harlem

A New York City sanitation worker has been charged with assault, reportedly on allegations that he punched a cab driver who complained that a garbage truck was blocking the road in East Harlem.

03/03/2014

Four people were injured when a snow plow drove past a Queens restaurant shattering windows and sending snow, ice, and debris flying on Feb. 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Hurt When Plow Sends Garbage Can Through Queens Restaurant Window Suing City

Victoria Martini was sitting inside the E.X.O restaurant in Forest Hills when the accident knocked her off her chair and showered her in ice and glass.

02/27/2014

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Latest Storm Causes Backup Of Trash Pickups

Piles of garbage are growing higher than the mounds of snow in some New York City neighborhoods.

02/20/2014

Refuse lies along Broadway on February 18, 2014 in New York City. The city has reportedly received a total of about four feet of snow so far in 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Sanitation Tackling Trash Backlog Following Repeated Snowstorms

New Yorkers have been complaining that trash is piling up amid the snow lately, but a Department of Sanitation official asked for patience as crews catch up.

02/18/2014

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Four Injured When Plow Sends Garbage Can Through Queens Restaurant Window

Four people were injured when a snow plow drove past a Queens restaurant shattering windows and sending snow, ice, and debris flying.

02/18/2014

Jose Lopez inspects his SUV after the front bumper was ripped off by ice on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Man Loses Bumper To Ice Trying To Move SUV From Parking Spot

As New Yorkers brace for another possible winter storm, there are still some spots in the city where people are struggling to dig out from last week’s snow.

02/10/2014

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