After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.
More than six hours after the incident, cranes and several heavy-duty trucks successfully lifted and pulled the salt spreader back into the building. Officials are continuing to investigate what led to Wednesday morning’s incident.
Darbe Pitofsky, 83, claims she was chased, threatened with arrest and slapped with a ticket for putting day-old newspapers in a trash can near her apartment on East 71st Street.
They’re catching red light runners and bus lane violators – now, New York City may use “sweeper cams” to ticket people who disobey alternate side parking regulations.
The problem isn’t unique to this neighborhood, says community board manager Josephine Beckman.
Thirty-three years after it went into effect, the city’s pooper scooper law is widely being ignored. But who, exactly, is to blame?
New York City is trying to keep trash-tossing residents honest.
Lower East Side residents have lodged complaints their streets and sidewalks are filthy with horse manure.
The latest reviews are in. Municipal road crews from the suburbs to New York City seemed to be on top of this storm, clearing first the major roads and highways, and then the side streets.
“Over a foot of snow in five hours so that’s a heavy, heavy rate, but we managed to keep all of the highways and primaries open,” said Bernard Sullivan of the Sanitation Department.
Councilman David Greenfield called the incident at Washington Cemetery “shocking” and said it proved the Sanitation Department cannot service the living and had no respect for the dead.
For many residents the stench from rotting garbage is getting to be worse than the mounds of dirty snow.
When the first flakes began falling last Sunday, no one could have predicted the mess that followed.
The big dig was still underway Saturday, with the City’s bravest manning shovels instead of hoses.
It’s been five days since the blizzard dumped nearly 20 inches of snow in and around New York City and the effects are still being seen across the five boroughs.