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Spring Thaw Reveals Lincoln Square's Dirty Secrets

By Patty Wetli | March 10, 2015 9:29am | Updated on March 10, 2015 9:34am
 Winter's dirty secrets.
Winter's dirty secrets.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — It's ugly out there people.

Those mountains of snow we were so sick of? Turns out they were hiding a multitude of dirty secrets.

By dirty we mean trash.

Oh sure, the weekend's melt revealed a few wildly optimistic flowers sending out exploratory shoots.

But mostly the thaw coughed up fields of litter, exposing our propensity for tossing water bottles, beer cans and coffee cups onto the street and sidewalk.

And dog poop. So much dog poop.

Among the curiosities: a red Solo cup perfectly preserved like an artifact from Pompeii. A single glove, reaching up from the gutter, begging for salvation from the muck. A pedestrian crossing sign that decided to just sit winter out.

Patty Wetli says the streets could be dirty awhile:

All of which serves as an excellent reminder that street cleaning starts April 1. Can't come soon enough.

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