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Monday, February 18, 2019

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...

Waste Equity Bill Poised for Passage in City Council

After a waste equity bill aimed at capping the level of municipal garbage handled by certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx failed to pass last year, a new bill—Intro 157—will be voted...

More Public Garbage Pickups Coming To Sheepshead Bay

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - All commercial corridors in District 48 will receive increased trash collections seven days a week, up from the three to five days a week pick-ups, starting later this month. “No New York...

Dept. Of Sanitation Will Reduce Organics Pickup In CB6 Neighborhoods

According to the New York City Department of Sanitation, at the end of Fiscal Year 2017, approximately 10.6 percent of the organic waste produced by residents with access to the curbside program was recycled....

Brooklyn Tops List Of Rat Complaints In NYC

There were an estimated two million rats living in New York City in 2014, and according to a recent study released by RentHop the number of sightings have been increasing each year. Last year, 311 operators...
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