If you’ve walked or driven on many streets in New York City, you know that mountains of snow have been replaced by piles of garbage.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.
In this Eye On New York report, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with Robin Nagle, an NYU professor that teaches the course “Garbage in Gotham.”
New York City’s Sanitation Department says it will put more workers on the streets by reassigning supervisors and adding 100 new hires for trash and snow removal.
The two workers were overcome by the fumes in the middle of their routine residential garbage pickup.
Potholes, tall grass, and garbage on the roads. Those are the top complaints for motorists.