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Inwood »

MAP: Track the City's Snowplows Live Online

Check whether the Department of Sanitation's 2,100 snowplows have made it to your street.

Meatpacking District »

'Historic' Blizzard Now Expected to Dump 2 Feet of Snow

Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.

Kew Gardens »

Kew Gardens and Ridgewood to Get Composting Sites

Several food scrap drop-off locations are slated to open in Queens in March.

Upper East Side »

City Sanitation Truck and Livery Cab Crash on East 70th Street

The accident took place at East 70th Street and York Avenue just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Midtown »

Frigid Temperatures, Snow and Ice Expected to Make Slippery Morning Commute

Temperatures are expected to dip to 10 degrees, bringing snow and ice on Tuesday, officials said.

Financial District »

New Recycling Rules Ban Throwing Electronics in the Trash

Throwing computers, old iPods and TVs in the trash will soon be banned across NYC.

Astoria »

How to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree in New York City

Leave it curbside, turn it into mulch or pay to have someone haul it away.

Lincoln Square »

Sanitation Worker Injured Near Lincoln Center, Officials Say

Anthony Riaza injured his left arm and hand during his trash run Wednesday, officials said.

Washington Heights »

Massive Sinkhole Opens on Washington Heights Street

A sanitation truck was stuck in the large hole on Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.

Crown Heights »

Crown Heights Streets Too Dirty to Ease Alternate-Side Parking Rules

Neighborhood failed to meet the criteria to reduce street-cleaning days by just 2 percentage points.  

Park Slope »

'Crunchy' Park Slope Among Neighborhoods Slow to Adopt Composting

Fruit flies and lack of education are blamed for the slow response to the city's composting project.

Elmhurst »

Broadway in Elmhurst Gets Additional Trash Pickups

The thoroughfare in Elmhurst will get more trash pickups throughout the week. 

Upper West Side »

Lunch Scraps to Be Composted in Every Manhattan and Staten Island School

The composting program is being expanded to include 720 city public schools.

SoHo »

Apple Store's Neighbor Fined $300 After iPhone 6 Fanatics Leave Mess

Businesses and residents are upset that the Apple Store didn't do more to manage the lines at night.

Inwood »

Illegal Vendors Trashing 207th Street Are Bad for Business, Locals Say

The vendors congregate on a one-block stretch between Vermilyea and Sherman Avenues.

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