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West Village »

Man Chases Down Garbage Truck Driver Who Kicked His Car, Police Say

Police said a garbage truck driver got into an argument with the driver of a car blocking his way.

Yorkville »

Public Has 30 Days To Comment on Marine Transfer Station Permits, City Says

The environmental permits are needed to continue construction and operation of the Yorkville facility.

Port Richmond »

Businesses Asked to Empty Overflowing City Cans in Anti-Littering Push

Borough President James Oddo urged businesses to help the Sanitation Department do its job.

Chelsea »

Chelsea Tries To Outpace Summer Litter With 'Big Beautiful Can'

City Councilman Corey Johnson spent $70,000 to combat garbage.

New Brighton »

A Sanitation Garage Neighbors Say Causes a Stink Will Be Moved, City Says

The Department of Sanitation said it will relocate the garage to Freshkills.

Upper West Side »

Schools to Begin Switch to Compostable Lunch Trays

Advocates hope the trays will help stop plastics and other materials getting into compostable waste.

West Village »

Bistro Manager Rats on Neighbors After City Fines Him for Sidewalk Benches

Village businesses are being fined for unpermitted benches after a one-man crusade against them.

Rosedale »

Sanitation Worker Drove Drunk With 5-Year-Old Child in Car: Sources

Steven Shung was charged with felony DWI after being arrested on North Conduit Avenue Monday. 

Upper West Side »

City's Overflowing Recycling Bins a 'Health Hazard,' UWS Leaders Say

People leave the doors of the bins open, making them an easy feeding ground for rats.

Cobble Hill »

3 to 5 Inches of Snow Expected for First Day of Spring on Friday, NWS Says

Light flurries could turn to a "real sloppy mess," the National Weather Service said.

Midtown »

City Could See 3 Inches of Snow by Tuesday Night, Forecasters Say

The city is bracing for another storm that's set to affect the evening rush hour Tuesday.

Midtown »

MAP: Manhattan Spared Flurry of Tickets During Recent Snowstorms

The island only had 62 tickets during recent snowstorms, compared to hundreds in other boroughs.

Flushing »

Become an Apprentice Farmer or Master Composter at Queens Botanical Garden

The farm, at Queens Botanical Garden, produced more than 3,000 pounds of vegetables last year.

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.