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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.

SoHo »

Businesses and residents are upset that the Apple Store didn't do more to manage the lines at night.

Inwood »

The vendors congregate on a one-block stretch between Vermilyea and Sherman Avenues.

Upper West Side »

Starting Oct. 1, workers from The DOE Fund will bag overflowing trash barrels and pick up litter.

New Dorp »

Councilman Steven Matteo said his district had a reported 200 percent increase in fines issued.

Inwood »

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 Serafin Rivera brings New Yorkers spelunking on the weekends.

Upper West Side »

Experts say there are more than 20 million rats in the city. Here's how to banish them from your block.

Upper West Side »

The agency admitted that staff at the housing complex have contributed to a major rat infestation. 

Claremont Village »

The city provided alcohol for a party where Maria Montanez, 32, was attacked, the suit says.

Greenwich Village »

A pair of 19-year-old women stole a $26,000 watch from a man who brought them home, police said.

Bushwick »

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