Bed-Stuy Streets Some of the City's Dirtiest, Report Says

By Paul DeBenedetto on January 13, 2014 8:32am | Updated on January 13, 2014 3:24pm

 Despite increased gentrification and picturesque homes like 526 Monroe St., Bed-Stuy has some of the dirtiest streets in the city, the mayor's office said.
Despite increased gentrification and picturesque homes like 526 Monroe St., Bed-Stuy has some of the dirtiest streets in the city, the mayor's office said.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bed-Stuy's a pigsty, according to the city.

The number of clean streets in Bedford-Stuyvesant dropped significantly by the end of 2013, making it one of the dirtiest neighborhoods in the city, according to the latest community scorecard released by the mayor's office

According to the year-end numbers, just 85.1 percent of streets in Community Board 3, which encompasses most of Bed-Stuy, were listed as "acceptable." That's one of the worst marks in the entire city.

Only two other community boards in the city had a lower percentage. In Brooklyn's Community Board 12, which encompasses Borough Park, Midwood and Kensington, only 82.8 percent of streets were listed as acceptable.

And in Community Board 9, which encompasses south Crown Heights and parts of Flatbush, just 82.3 percent of streets were acceptable.

Bed-Stuy started the year with an average of 92.8 percent of streets listed as "acceptable," according to the Mayor's Office of Operations.

Brooklyn's three-month average at the end of the year was 90.2 percent, according to the report.

The highest percentage of acceptable streets in Brooklyn was Community Board 10, which encompasses Bay Ridge and tony Dyker Heights, where 96.3 percent of streets were acceptable.

The Bronx and Queens came out looking sparkling, with 99.7 percent of streets marked acceptable in Bronx Community Board 11, which includes Pelham Parkway, and 99.5 percent in northeastern Queens' Community Board 11.

Manhattan's cleanest neighborhood was the Upper East Side, where 97.8 of streets were acceptable, while Mid-island and the South Shore housed the cleanest community boards of Staten Island with 97.5 percent each.

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