Sanitation Department

Christmas Weekend Blizzard in Manhattan (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Determined To Make Residents Forget 2010 Storm Response Blunder

After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.


A salt spreader dangles from a Department of Sanitation depot in Queens on Aug. 17, 2011.  (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mechanic Treated After Sanitation Truck Left Dangling From Building Wall In Maspeth

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.


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Upper East Side Woman, Darbe Pitofsky, Ticketed For Using City Trash Can

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.


A New York City street sweeper. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Mulling ‘Sweeper Cams’ To Catch Alternate Side Parking Violators

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.


Trash is seen next to a parking meter in Bay Ridge - Brooklyn, NY - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Tries To Solve Trash Problem By Getting Rid Of Trash Cans

The problem isn’t unique to this neighborhood, says community board manager Josephine Beckman.


Dog Walker (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Officials Express Difficulty Enforcing Dog Clean-Up Rules

Thirty-three years after it went into effect, the city’s pooper scooper law is widely being ignored. But who, exactly, is to blame?


NYC Litter Basket (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Sanitation Agents Look To Crack Down On Litter Basket Violations

New York City is trying to keep trash-tossing residents honest.


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LES Residents Complain Of Police Horse Manure

Lower East Side residents have lodged complaints their streets and sidewalks are filthy with horse manure.


Digging Out A Car In The Bronx

NYC Unwritten Rule: You Dig Out A Parking Spot, It’s Yours

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.


Morris Avenue, near 164th Street in the Bronx

Post-Christmas Blizzard Lessons Learned, But Some Still Upset

“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.


Washington Cemetery (Photo/Google Street View)

Brooklyn Tombstones Damaged In Blizzard Snow Dump

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.


Garbage piled up outside 124 E. 107th Street in East Harlem following the Christmas blizzard. (Photo/Juliet Papa)

Anger Remains As Limited NYC Trash Pick-Up Begins

For many residents the stench from rotting garbage is getting to be worse than the mounds of dirty snow.


Snow Trash

Trash Pick-Up Resumes A Week After Blizzard

When the first flakes began falling last Sunday, no one could have predicted the mess that followed.


Firefighters in Bensonhurst helping remove snow (credit: CBS 2)

Parts Of Big Apple Still Digging Out In New Year

The big dig was still underway Saturday, with the City’s bravest manning shovels instead of hoses.


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Slushy And Smelly, Questions Remain Over Blizzard Clean-Up

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.