New York –- The
New York Daily News
is reporting that residents are concerned city streets are sporting more garbage every year. According to the mayor’s annual Clean Streets Scorecard, 84.2 percent of New York streets are "acceptably clean." This is the third consecutive dip in that number since it was at its all-time high of 87.2 percent in 1999. In 1980, the same streets surveyed came in at 53 percent acceptably clean. The newspaper reports that some spots are more likely targets for litter than others, such as Cobble St. strip in Brooklyn, where several new restaurants and businesses recently have opened.