Nearly a year later, residents in New York City’s East Village are still complaining about the eyesores and odors associated with the City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) collection trucks that have been parked in their neighborhood.
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. Today, residents are still complaining that the trucks emit a “constant stench” and that there are more rats in the area. Residents also say trucks are parked in the neighborhood from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET and all day long on Sundays.
According to a CBS New York report, DSNY responded with a statement saying, “the search for a replacement garage continues, but for now the parking must be where it is, close to a small First Avenue field office with toilets and lockers.”
CBS New York has more information:
There’s a constant stench and more rats, and as a result a once-pretty East Village block looks ugly.
Residents say it’s all caused by city garbage trucks that have parked there for almost a year.
On Sunday, a group of politicians agreed, calling on the Mayor Bill de Blasio to finally do something about it, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported.