Queens Councilman Peter Vallone got his hands dirty yesterday digging through a city garbage can on Astoria Boulevard to find out who illegally dumped household trash into the container.
Six constituents of Queens New York State Senator Tony Avella have complained in the past few weeks of tickets for placing trash curbside outside of the sanitation department policy’s hours.
New York City is known for, among other things, well, how do we say this, its scents – both the good and the bad.
It’s being viewed by many as a bird-brained idea from city and federal officials, putting a garbage transfer station right in the flight path of planes flying to and from LaGuardia Airport.
For the past ten years, artist Justin Gignac has been packaging and selling plain old city trash to collectors around the world.
The problem isn’t unique to this neighborhood, says community board manager Josephine Beckman.
It’s a dubious distinction for New Jersey. Clean Ocean Action says 475,321 pieces of trash were collected from 127 miles of shoreline.
The melting winter white is revealing some seriously unpleasant sights.
Shop owners have given police a litany of complaints – noise, rowdy behavior, vandalism, and garbage, plus people urinating in the street and getting sick.
A lawmaker on Long Island says drivers who leave huge chunks of snow and ice on their vehicles after a snowstorm should be subject to a ticket by the police.
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If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage.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?
For many residents the stench from rotting garbage is getting to be worse than the mounds of dirty snow.
Maintenance workers at Flatbush Gardens said the management company that owns the buildings will not allow them to work because of their refusal to accept a 34 percent pay cut.
It stemmed from a community-based effort to clean up the shoreline in Cape May County.