Department of Sanitation

Department of Sanitation Now Seizing Carts of Cans and Bottles?

Posted November 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

The sight is as common on the streets of Chinatown as loogie-hocking pedestrians. Older Chinese women rummaging through garbage bags to snatch cans and bottles for a payday. Many of the collectors work at night, and often bring along their children. It’s a hyper-competitive climate that can get ugly.  We once witnessed two ladies battling […]


Cleanup from ‘The Knick’ on Orchard Street Is Not Yet Complete

Posted November 11, 2013 at 6:10 am

A week of living in the fake past is now complete; it’s back to the reality of the “new” Lower East Side. That said, set takedown for The Knick is still underway, hitting a road bump due to Veterans Day observance. Over the weekend, however, saw the laborious task of scraping up the dirt that […]

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At the Sanitation Salt Dump on Pike Slip

Posted February 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

At the southernmost point of Pike slip, beneath the blue undercarriage of the Manhattan Bridge, sits this open-air storage facility.

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Sandy Aftermath: Unsung Heroes of the Cleanup Effort

Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

The destruction and loss are palpable from blocks away. Right off Midland Avenue in Staten Island, storm-battered houses are being gutted.

More Photos of Delancey Garbage Truck Accident

Posted April 24, 2012 at 6:09 am

We broke news early yesterday morning that a garbage truck lost control on Delancey Street and proceeded to plow through a line of parked vehicles near Willet Street.

Early Edition: March 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Apotheke’s Trash Disposal Irks Neighbors

Posted October 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

We fielded some correspondence from a concerned resident within the Doyers Street environs regarding improper garbage disposal by controversial nightspot Apotheke and its sister Pulqueria.

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