NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY): Install trash cans in residential areas of Greenpoint, Brooklyn
  • Petitioned Thomas Doyle

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DSNY Borough Chief
Thomas Doyle
DSNY Citywide Community Affairs Officer
Ignazio Terranova
Chairman of the Community Board
Christopher Olechowski
District 33 Council Member
Stephen Levin
U.S. Senate
New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
New York
Sen. Charles Schumer

NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY): Install trash cans in residential areas of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

    1. Petition by

      Larianna Krysak

      Brooklyn, NY

The streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn are disgusting, smeared with dog feces and full of garbage.  THERE ARE NO GARBAGE CANS in the area.  There does not seem to be regular street cleaning despite the street cleaning signs that indicate street cleaning times.

With the growth of the residential developments, businesses moving in (Kickstarter), the East River Ferry nearby and the opening of Transmitter Park, the neighborhood has experienced a significant increase in pedestrian traffic.

Over the past year, residents in our neighborhood have submitted multiple online requests for garbage cans via the Department of Sanitation’s website to no avail.  Despite numerous requests by residents, the Department of Sanitation has simply ignored these requests and nothing has been done to rectify the situation.

 

All individuals signing below are petitioning the NYC Department of Sanitation to provide public garbage cans at all intersections of West Street between Greenpoint Ave and India Street as well as Franklin Street intersections between Greenpoint Ave and India Street.  Additionally, the NYC Department of Sanitation should regularly dispose of the garbage in the public garbage cans and provide regular street cleaning to all named streets and surrounding areas.

To:
Thomas Doyle, DSNY Borough Chief
Ignazio Terranova, DSNY Citywide Community Affairs Officer
Christopher Olechowski, Chairman of the Community Board
Stephen Levin, District 33 Council Member
U.S. Senate
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
Sen. Charles Schumer, New York
As residents and visitors of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, we implore you to install trash cans in residential areas of the neighborhood, to regularly dispose of the garbage in the public trash cans and to provide regular street cleaning. Waste removal is after all, a basic function of government.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Simone Imbert BROOKLYN, NY
      • 2 months ago

      I share your pain Greenpoint! I'm tired of this shit in my neighborhood too…seriously, dog poo everywhere. Prospect Heights/Lefferts Garden/Flatbush/Crown Heights and etc. Doesn't it make sense to the department of sanitation to make it mandatory for every neighborhood to have trash cans! Leave no street behind! Cement the trash receptacle into the ground so it can't be moved if you must, if that's a concern. And for sure solar powered garbage trucks or at least low-emission vehicles that include safe mineral based agents

      that neutralizes the funk! Come on we can do this! People need jobs, how many people can this put to work? I have a kid and she shouldn't have to play" watch the shit!". It's still a nice world and we've got to prove it starting right at home.

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    • Leslie Wilder LYNNWOOD, WA
      • 2 months ago

      I grew up in Albany, brother is principle in Bronx school. WE are turning into a third world country if we don't get trash cans and ENFORCE cleanliness.

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    • Geordi Gifford TORONTO, CANADA
      • 12 months ago

      When I get off the metro and walk the 4 blocks to visit family I don't want to be wadding through dog shit and garbage in this friendly, pleasant and otherwise very enjoyable neighborhood.

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    • Peter Raymond BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      It is a reacouring issue in many neighbor hoods including ours.

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    • Benjamin Young BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I live and work in Brooklyn. I also am raising two small children in Greenpoint and find both W'burg and Greenpoint to be some of the most garbage ridden areas in the city.

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