GOWANUS/GREENPOINT/CONEY ISLAND – Some homeowners and business owners in NYC may be unwittingly contributing to polluting the city’s waterways, according to a recent City Limits [https://citylimits.org/2018/01/16/in-unknown-numbers-and-often-unwittingly-homes-and-businesses-pollute-city-waterways/] report. The Gowanus Canal from the Union Street Bridge. (Photo: BKLYNER)While the Beach Haven Apartments
When it comes to the local litter problem [/tag/garbage/], the Sanitation Department and area leaders frequently point their fingers at neighbors who illegally dump their household garbage in public baskets [/greenfield-wants-to-clean-up-the-streets/]. It’s an easy out: often the targets are immigrants with little-to-no grasp of English, and their transgressions
Source: Lisanne AndersonIt’s not news to Southern Brooklyn residents that local trash bins have been overflowing with disgusting levels of trash, but now the reason has become a little clearer. The New York Daily News is reporting [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/tickets-home-garbage-put-city-trash-cans-article-1.1436635] that the Department of Sanitation
SHEEPSHEAD BITES EXCLUSIVE: When a local fruit and vegetable market on East 16th Street near Avenue Z closed up shop last year [/confirmed-marshalls-coming-to-sheepshead-bay/], neighbors were relieved, saying the location often left smelly, rotting garbage at the curb. But they never imagined that the area would become the site of an
Source: United States Federal Government via Wikimedia CommonsLocal Congressman Michael Grimm may come under FBI fire due to a series of allegations regarding his most recent campaign contributions. Donors have come forward to say that they contributed illegally to Grimm’s 2010 campaign, according to the Associated Press [http://www.
The once garbage- and dead animal-filled lot [/mta-clearing-east-15th-lot-of-garbage-sick-trees/] abutting the MTA tracks and substation on East 15th Street is now being filled in. We stopped by yesterday and saw contractors filling in the northern portion of the lot, which stretches almost all the way from Avenue Z to Avenue Y.
Garbage overflows regularly at public trash cans. (Photo by Ray Johnson, two weeks before the storm.)The storm has caused so much destruction [/photos-damage-from-the-storm/], sending boats, trees and their limbs, signs, and houses crashing to the ground. But it’s not just the trees that got whipped in the wind.