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Midtown »

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

Flushing »

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

Inwood »

Check whether the Department of Sanitation's 2,100 snowplows have made it to your street.

Meatpacking District »

Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.

Kew Gardens »

Queens residents will soon have more options to recycle their food waste.

Upper East Side »

The accident took place at East 70th Street and York Avenue just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Midtown »

Temperatures are expected to dip to 10 degrees, bringing snow and ice on Tuesday, officials said.

Financial District »

Throwing computers, old iPods and TVs in the trash will soon be banned across NYC.

Astoria »

Leave it curbside, turn it into mulch or pay to have someone haul it away.

Lincoln Square »

Anthony Riaza injured his left arm and hand during his trash run Wednesday, officials said.

Washington Heights »

A sanitation truck was stuck in the large hole on Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.

Crown Heights »

Neighborhood failed to meet the criteria to reduce street-cleaning days by just 2 percentage points.  

Park Slope »

Fruit flies and lack of education are blamed for the slow response to the city's composting project.

Elmhurst »

The thoroughfare in Elmhurst will get more trash pickups throughout the week. 

Upper West Side »

The composting program is being expanded to include 720 city public schools.