Department of Sanitation
A new report surrounding allegations of a possible slowdown by New York City’s Department of Sanitation during the blizzard of 2010 found that there was no clear evidence of intentional neglect.
Imagine getting more than 600 summonses from the city for something you didn’t do. That’s what happened to an elderly Brooklyn man who’s facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
The melting winter white is revealing some seriously unpleasant sights.
As the snow melts away, the poop is revealed. The rough winter has done a number on all New Yorkers, but for some residents in Inwood and Washington Heights the straw has finally broken the camel’s back.
New Yorkers were surprisingly sympathetic to the Herculean task of New York’s strongest, battling the elements and trying to keep ahead of the mountains of garbage in the snowiest January on record.
Along with clearing mountains of snow, sanitation workers are also getting ready to start collecting garbage again, and not a moment too soon.
Prosecutors have charged 29-year-old Gino Colella with 20 counts of selling a controlled substance and 30-year-old Robert Miller with 5 counts of the same crime.
Many people in the outer boroughs are still steaming over the snow clean-up from the last blizzard. Streets were buried for days. Now residents say it better not happen again.
Heads were beginning to roll in the wake of the City’s agonizingly slow and poor response the to last week’s blizzard, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promising it will be different for Friday’s expected snowfall.
If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage. So how bad has the situation gotten?
Police said a 26-year-old man jumped from a 9th floor Manhattan window Sunday, but had his fall padded by a pile of uncollected trash bags.
Bloomberg called the slow response to clearing snow from city streets “unacceptable.” He said he doesn’t believe the Sanitation Department dragged out the plowing process, but will launch an investigation.
Streets remain in the city’s outer boroughs that still haven’t been plowed three days after the tri-state was blasted with a weekend blizzard, and Mayor Bloomberg is admitting the city messed up.
The Mayor held a press conference Sunday afternoon updating New Yorkers on the city’s plan of action for the blizzard and advising them to stay off the roads.
New York City sanitation workers are underway in the efforts to clean up what snow has already fallen in the area.