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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.

Bushwick »

Giant Teddy Bear Holding Beer and Cigarettes Entertains Locals in Bushwick

A stuffed animal holding a box of Newports and Corona beer has taken up residence on a corner lightpost.

Washington Heights »

Workers Should Be Hired to Tackle Illegal Donated Clothing Bins: Councilman

The bins are a growing problem for the city, said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.

Washington Heights »

Upkeep of 191st St. 1 Train Passageway Blocked by Bureaucracy, Locals Say

The three-block tunnel that connects Broadway to the 191st Street 1 train station is a mess, locals say.

Port Richmond »

91-Year-Old Woman Hit and Killed by City Garbage Truck, Police Say

A Department of Sanitation truck fatally struck a woman in Port Richmond Friday morning, police said.

Lower East Side »

Clothing Donation Bins Plunked Down in LES Without Some Property Owners' OK

About half a dozen pink bins from Our Neighborhood Recycling recently appeared in the Lower East Side.

Chelsea »

Woman Killed by Garbage Truck as She Chases Dog Into Street, Witness Says

Jacqueline Haeflinger was fatally struck as she tried to save her dog, police and witnesses said.

Maspeth »

Fundraiser for Sanitation Worker Killed on The Job Nets $50K in 5 Days

Steven Frosch was killed by a street sweeper in Maspeth last week. 

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