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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. 

Livingston »

Staten Island Residents Can Recycle Clothes, Electronics in Building

The Snug Harbor Apartments are the first sites of city clothing and electronics recycling on the island.

Yorkville »

City Plans to Rip Out Trees Ahead of Work on Marine Transfer Station

The trees are set to be ripped up at the Asphalt Green athletic complex Friday.

Park Slope »

Expanded Park Slope and Gowanus Compost Pickup Kicks Off Monday

Compost and other organic waste will be picked up during garbage day starting on May 19. 

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

City Hits Block Association With $40K in Fines for Hanging Event Posters

The West 45th/46th Street Block Association received 199 summonses for advertising a free movie.

Tottenville »

Sanitation Worker Stole 240 Gallons of Gas from Work, Prosecutors Say

John DiBerardino, 46, was arrested for taking the gasoline and leaving it in his Tottenville backyard.

Astoria »

Doe Fund Workers to Clean Up Commercial Streets in Astoria

Nonprofit workers will clean street litter and trash cans on 31st Street, 30th Avenue and Broadway.

Forest Hills »

Newly Designed Recycling Bins Debut in Forest Hills

New bins have been placed in several spots along Austin Street.

Crown Heights »

For-Profit Clothing 'Donation' Bins on the Rise

The Sanitation Department has hauled away almost 60 bins in just nine months.

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