Residents in New York City’s East Village have been complaining about the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) trucks parked overnight along one neighborhood street for the past 14 months now. And earlier this week, two area lawmakers introduced legislation to ban garbage trucks from parking on any street across the city’s five boroughs.
State Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick introduced a proposal that aims to address DSNY using a block of the neighborhood for parking since its garage lease expired last September.
DSNY began parking its displaced refuse trucks in the East Village as the department continued its search for a new parking garage when it lost its lease for its large Manhattan garage. Residents have complained that the trucks emit a “constant stench” and that there are more rats in the area.
According to The Villager, DSNY has maintained that it continues to look for a new space in the area to house the trucks. In the meantime, however, the street parking is a last resort.
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For a year and two months, East Village residents have been complaining to the city about Sanitation Department trucks parked overnight along one neighborhood street. Now the city appears poised to finally do something about it.
Two local lawmakers have now introduced legislation to ban garbage trucks from parking overnight on any street not just in East Village, but across the five boroughs.
State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick announced the legislation, which seeks to address the Dept. of Sanitation using a block on East 10th Street for parking. DSNY started using the block after its garage lease expired in September of 2018 at 606 West 30th St.