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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mayor Announces End to Single Use Plastic Food-ware by City

SUNSET PARK - Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order at the Sims Municipal Recycling Center in Sunset Park April 11, that will end the direct New York City purchase of unnecessary single-use plastics...

‘Fatbergs’ Are Ruining The City’s Sewers

BROOKLYN — The city wants people to "Trash It. Don't Flush It," in a new campaign to help reduce those underground, greasy mounds that ruin your— and the city's— plumbing. Over time, a build-up of...

Dirty, Brown Water From Your Faucet? Report it to 311!

FLATBUSH - Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte, who has been speaking in support of tenants for years, is now advocating for clean water in her own apartment building, which contains 65 units. Last week, Bichotte, who represents...

 “Naked” Trees Only! + Mulchfest

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and continue through January 12, weather permitting, The New York City Department of Sanitation announced today. Remove all ornaments and decorations, and leave your...

Midwood Flooded Over The Weekend

MIDWOOD/FLATBUSH/DITMAS PARK - After intense rain over Thanksgiving weekend, streets in parts of Brooklyn turned into rivers and lakes. Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte was caught in one yesterday, tweeting, "We are under water!" She said she reached...

Snow Alert For Tomorrow Noon!

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert for Thursday, November 15, 2018 at noon, and they are expecting 3 inches of snow. Here's what the Department of Sanitation wants you...

Why Is It So Hard To Compost, And What Happened To The Brown Bin...

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - When she moved into her new apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant in early October, 23-year-old Lila Rimalovski was disappointed that there was no composting program in place. In fact, she didn’t find trash in...

Garbage-Dumping Creates Eyesore Along The Train Tracks

BOROUGH PARK / SUNSET PARK – Food containers, industrial lights, protective diapers, tiles—one stretch of the sidewalk next to the tracks carrying the N-train through southwest Brooklyn is an ongoing eyesore for residents and...

School Boom Is Spilling Over Into Kensington

KENSINGTON - Boro Park’s booming Orthodox Jewish community is spilling over the borders of the neighborhood, bringing with it new religious schools and new tensions with neighbors at the sleepy end of Kensington. The big...

Citywide Crackdown Targets Garbage Trucks For Inspection, Ticketing

Over the last year, traffic deaths and injuries caused by garbage trucks have dominated news cycles and community board meetings, with Brooklyn residents among those calling for stricter enforcement from the city on violations by...

DPH Offers A Helping Hand To Keep Cortelyou Road Clean

DITMAS PARK - The busy commercial stretch of Cortelyou road has been the cause for many a Facebook post lamenting the sorry state of affairs - overgrown tree pits, litter everywhere, ... Merchants were accused...

News You Can Use: Electronics Recycling Pickups Expanding To Southern Brooklyn

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN - If you are anything like me, you may have a box in the corner of the closet accumulating broken electronics. I seem to never get to recycling them properly, and it is...

Why are there so few litter baskets? Here’s Why.

BENSONHURST - You ask, we answer. A neighbor was curious about what happened to make waste baskets disappear along 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst. So we looked into it. Wastebaskets along 18th Avenue between Bay Ridge...

Brannan Takes Out the Trash

BAY RIDGE - City Councilman Justin Brannan (D) secured almost $1.4 million dollars Thursday for cleaner streets in the 43rd Council district, addressing one of the hotly debated topics during his successful run for...

Reminder: Dept. Of Sanitation Reduces Organics Pickup In CB6 Starting Today

PARK SLOPE - As reported last month, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is reducing the organics collection schedule for neighborhoods in Brooklyn Community Board 6, including Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, and...
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