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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.

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.