Department of Sanitation
Doherty is a long-time veteran of the Department of Sanitation, and has served as its Commissioner since 2002.
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.
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.
Piles of garbage are growing higher than the mounds of snow in some New York City neighborhoods.
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.
Four people were injured when a snow plow drove past a Queens restaurant shattering windows and sending snow, ice, and debris flying.
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.
A car leasing company in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, found its front window shattered when it opened for the day earlier this week, and said surveillance video revealed that a city snow plow was to blame.
The city’s Department of Sanitation has put out a call for “snow laborers” to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and step streets.
While sidewalks have been left slushy and slick, most main roads have been cleared. But that is not the case in every neighborhood – particularly on Staten Island.
Tri-State Area residents could be in for a rough commute Friday morning, as a storm system could bring snow and freezing rain to some areas.
Sanitation workers rolled into Times Square shortly after the ball dropped Wednesday to begin picking up after revelers who gathered to usher-in the new year.
Trees left out on the curb for pickup will be chipped and composted for city parks, gardens and ball fields.
Forecasters are predicting anywhere from three to seven inches of snow starting around 10 a.m. Saturday in New York City and on Long Island.
Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.