New York City Department of Sanitation
The weather is finally warming up, but New York’s sidewalks and streets are still covered with the remnants of the long, messy winter.
The pilot project to separate left over food, leaf, and yard waste is expanding to 70,000 homes.
The relentless snow this winter caused the New York City Department of Sanitation to go over budget by $75 million.
Another winter storm has battered the Tri-State, and could dump another 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by the time it’s all over.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.
“We used to have three pickups a day here in Astoria. We are down to one,” New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents the area, said.
More than 1,500 flights were canceled, many students were sent home early, and the roads were a miserable mess through the night Tuesday as the Tri-State area was pounded with a brutal blast of heavy snow and bitter cold.
The winter storm warning was issued beginning at noon Tuesday for the five boroughs of New York City, the northern suburbs, all of Long Island, most of New Jersey, and southern and eastern Connecticut.
Blowing snow blasted into the Tri-State Area late Sunday afternoon, followed by mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that could make for a messy Monday morning commute.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of Conn., northeastern New Jersey, New York City and western and central Long Island.
A man was struck and killed by a city street sweeper early Saturday at the busy junction of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in Brooklyn.
Parts of the Tri-State area will get a small blast of snow tonight before more snow hits the region over the weekend.