Taking Out The Garbage
Within the shadow of the overhead A train trestle, they documented debris, trash and rampantly overgrowing weeds.
Some of the debris, including pieces of the boardwalk, they say, has been leftover since Hurricane Sandy washed it in.
One resident snapped photos of conditions there and brought them to The Wave.
He stated that many residents had been calling 311, local elected politicians and the Department of Sanitation, but nothing had changed.
He said that some residents had been trying to keep up the area but were no longer able to do so. He also said that a trash can that had been there was carted away by Sanitation and not returned.
“We’ve got kids going down that block,” he said. “It’s a joke.”
According to an e-mail communication from the Sanitation Department, “In response to a 311 complaint, DSNY started cleaning this area last week. It was completed yesterday” (Wednesday, October 9th).
DSNY even sent a picture to document the change.