Engagement Ring Found At Waste Transfer Facility After Accidentally Being Thrown AwayA Midtown woman thought her engagement ring was gone forever when it accidentally ended up on the trash – but with a little luck and dirty hands, her fiancé found a glimmer in the garbage.
De Blasio Challenger Wants To Cut Pollution With Green Garbage FleetDemocrat Sal Albanese declared that when he becomes mayor he'll replace the city's diesel powered garbage trucks with natural gas fueled models.
NYU Professor Becomes Sanitation Worker, Learns About City Through Its TrashRobin Nagle is the New York Sanitation Department's very own anthropologist-in-residence -- and for several months, a garbage woman.
New Yorkers Hope End Is Near For Mounds Of Filthy SnowThe weather is finally warming up, but New York's sidewalks and streets are still covered with the remnants of the long, messy winter.
New York City Expands Pilot Program For Organic Waste Collection The pilot project to separate left over food, leaf, and yard waste is expanding to 70,000 homes.
Brutal Winter Sent NYC Sanitation Dept. Snow Budget Into The RedThe relentless snow this winter caused the New York City Department of Sanitation to go over budget by $75 million.
Winter Storm To Dump More Snow As It Enters Day 2Another winter storm has battered the Tri-State, and could dump another 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by the time it's all over.
De Blasio: Primary Roads 'In Good Shape'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.
Astoria Residents Call On City To Add Garbage Pickup As Trash Piles Up"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.
Snow Pounds NYC; Parts Of Tri-State End Up With More Than Foot Of SnowMore 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.
Winter Blast On Tap For Tuesday; Some Could See A Foot Of SnowThe 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.
Messy Wintry Mix Could Wreak Havoc On Monday Morning CommuteBlowing 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.

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