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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.

Upper West Side »

'Trash-Strewn' Stretches of West End Ave. and Broadway to Get Extra Cleanup

Starting Oct. 1, workers from The DOE Fund will bag overflowing trash barrels and pick up litter.

New Dorp »

Recycling Push Starts in Staten Island After Huge Spike in Violations

Councilman Steven Matteo said his district had a reported 200 percent increase in fines issued.

Inwood »

Dark, Dirty 191st Street 1 Train Tunnel to Get Safety Improvements

The DOT plans to add new lighting and install signage to ward off rogue cyclists in the passageway.

Upper East Side »

Department of Sanitation Police Officer Leads Free Cave Tours on Weekends

Department of Sanitation police officer Serafin Rivera brings New Yorkers spelunking on the weekends.

Upper West Side »

How To Fight a Rat Infestation on Your Block

Experts say there are more than 20 million rats in the city. Here's how to banish them from your block.

Upper West Side »

NYCHA Blames Own Staff for Rat Scourge at Frederick Douglass Houses

The agency admitted that staff at the housing complex have contributed to a major rat infestation. 

Claremont Village »

Sanitation Worker Breaks Woman's Jaw at Work Party in Garage, Suit Says

The city provided alcohol for a party where Maria Montanez, 32, was attacked, the suit says.

Greenwich Village »

Man's $26K Watch Stolen by Teens He Brought Home to His Condo, Police Say

A pair of 19-year-old women stole a $26,000 watch from a man who brought them home, police said.

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