Department of Sanitation

A car passes through an intersection on 113th Street & Riverside Drive in Manhattan on Jan. 24, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

NYC Sanitation Department Looking For Emergency Snow Laborers

The Department of Sanitation has called in its emergency snow laborers to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets throughout the city.

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Snow, Sleet And Freezing Rain Blow Into Tri-State Area

A messy mix of rain, snow and sleet is expected to hit the Tri-State area as part of a winter storm system moving up the Eastern seaboard this weekend.

01/23/2015

Snow falls on Hudson Street on Jan. 9, 2015. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Snow Alert Issued For NYC Ahead Of Predicted Wintry Mix

Sanitation officials have issued a snow alert ahead of an incoming wintry blast of snow, freezing rain and sleet throughout New York City.

01/10/2015

A woman walks along a snow covered sidewalk in Brooklyn on a cold morning on January 9, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Slick Road Conditions After Snow Blankets Tri-State Area

The light snow showers hit just in time for the Friday morning rush. The greatest snow totals are expected mainly from the city on northward into the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

01/09/2015

Forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 6. (credit: AccuWeather)

NYC Sanitation Department Issues Snow Alert For Tuesday

Most Tri-State Area residents will see under an inch of snow, but some may see up to 2 inches. Still, the New York City Department of Sanitation issued a snow alert for Tuesday.

01/05/2015

FILE - Christmas tree recycling in New York City. (Credit: CBS 2)

Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Monday In NYC

The Department of Sanitation will collect trees and turn them into compost starting Monday. The program will run through Friday, Jan. 16.

01/05/2015

Clean up begins after New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Massive Cleanup Following New Year’s Eve Celebration In Times Square

A massive cleanup effort is under way in Times Square to remove noisemakers, confetti and paper streamers left behind as New York City ushered in 2015.

01/01/2015

A food cart worker fills a plastic foam take-out container with food for a customer in New York City on Dec. 19, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Group Demands Recycling Requirement For All Styrofoam In NYC

An environmental advocacy group on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to expand recycling requirements for polystyrene foam.

12/29/2014

An accident on the Taconic Parkway during snow on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Lou Young/CBS2)

Thanksgiving Travelers Across Tri-State Fight Through Rain, Snow

One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year poses special challenges as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contend with a nor’easter packing rain and snow.

11/26/2014

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Seen At 11: Tracking Clues Via NYC Trash With The Environmental Police

From the fight to contain Ebola to the war on terrorism, our first line of defense may actually be in our garbage.

11/19/2014

Snow in Hackettstown, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Season’s First Snow Blows Into Parts Of Tri-State Area

The snow alert is in effect starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, which means crews, salt spreaders and plows are getting ready to handle any potential snow removal throughout the city.

11/13/2014

Upper East Side residents held a die-in to protest a garbage transfer station. (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper East Side Residents Hold ‘Die-In’ To Protest Hotly Contested Garbage Transfer Station

Participants said they were symbolically dying on 91st Street and York because they believe the marine transfer station under construction there could kill them.

10/20/2014

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

City 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

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