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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. 

Boerum Hill »

Trash Buildup from Local School Plagues Residents of Boerum Hill

For more than a decade, residents have complained about the garbage disposal practices of PS 261.

Park Slope »

Mayor Leaves Free Stuff Outside Home Ahead of Gracie Mansion Move

The de Blasios did what every New Yorker does before a move — they put their old stuff on the street.

Rego Park »

Rego Park Residents Say CVS Tarnishes Their Neighborhood With Trash

Trash from the store often ends up in a nearby community garden, residents say.

Williamsburg »

New Yorkers Raise Stink Over Mountains of Trash Piling Up After Snowstorms

Piles of trash left uncollected because of the snow have begun to fester, sending up a stink, locals say.

Upper East Side »

Second Ave. Subway Construction Causing Trash Pileups, Locals Say

Second Ave. subway construction has wreaked havoc on garbage pickup, attracting rats and annoying locals.

Bushwick »

Rats Invading Bushwick Due to School Garbage, Locals Say

A Covert Street school is not cooperating with the Department of Sanitation, a rep said.

Gramercy »

Trash Piles Up in Gramercy After Doe Fund Leaves, Residents Say

After offering free cleaning services since 2011, the Doe Fund has left Gramercy Park.

Upper East Side »

Asphalt Green Launches $89K Campaign to Protest Marine Transfer Station

The recreation complex is ramping up efforts against the East 91st Street sanitation project.

Yorkville »

East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station Opponents Create New Cartoon

The video, narrated by a child, highlights risks the station poses to children, activists say.

Yorkville »

UES Marine Transfer Station Needs $2.4M in Flood-Proofing

The project is built nearly 6 feet below FEMA-recommended limits, a city report shows.

Yorkville »

Study Claims East 91st Street Transfer Station Harms Kids' Health

Another new study released by an anti-MTS coalition claims it encourages environmental injustice.

Yorkville »

Demolition of Marine Transfer Station to Begin, Officials Say

The city Law Department confirmed that demolition of the former MTS on the East River will start soon.

Yorkville »

Upper East Side Waste Transfer Station Unduly Affects the Poor, Locals Say

The new E. 91st Street waste processing plant will be within blocks of a NYCHA housing complex.

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