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Meeting Aims to Fix Sanitation Issues in Crown Heights

New York City Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch and Deputy Commissioner Ryan Merola held a meeting in Crown Heights to hear about street cleaning, garbage pile-up and rat infestation in the neighborhood. They promised to address them. Full Story

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Utica Avenue area resident
November 7, 2023 4:21 pm

What about all the abandoned vehicles with no plates, and the abandoned vehicles with counterfeit ‘paper’ plates. Which never moves and street can’t be clean near Schenectady Ave, Utica Ave & Rochester Ave.

Those abandoned vehicles in the 2 blocks near Lincoln Terrace Park area need to be towed away.
It makes the street dirty, sanitation trucks can’t clean during ASP.

Crown/Schenectady Vermont License plate scam
Reply to  Utica Avenue area resident
November 7, 2023 4:41 pm

On Crown St near Schenectady, there is many abandoned automobile’s with expired Vermont State license plates.

This is part of a scam where they can leave the automobile’s which are Not registered, not insured. Abandoned on the city street without getting ticketed or towed.

It’s been like this for years.

did you report
Reply to  Utica Avenue area resident
November 7, 2023 4:52 pm

311 app

Illegal Plates are Safety Issue
Reply to  Utica Avenue area resident
November 8, 2023 9:26 am

Stolen cars can be used to commit crimes.

local mechanics
Reply to  Utica Avenue area resident
November 8, 2023 11:04 am

I had a car next to my house for a few weeks which hadn’t moved, and when I contacted 311, police came and somehow determined that it belonged to an auto shop nearby. I guess that mechanics leave them on the street out of lack of parking in their shop. Can something be done about that?!

Crown Street Utica/Schenectady
November 7, 2023 4:30 pm

Crown Street between Utica Avenue and Schenectady Avenue has about half a dozen derelict abandoned and unregistered vehicles parked in the same spot since 2020.

Locals on our block can never find any parking for our legal vehicles because of this.

It also causes trash pile ups and leaves beneath the vehicles, causing the street to be dirty.

Sad
November 7, 2023 4:39 pm

Sadly I have seen people who live near Kingston bringing their house garbage to the cans on the corners of Kingston

Garbage pileup
November 7, 2023 4:58 pm

the garbage that piles up on union street and kingston ave is a chilul hashem and an eyesore not to mention the rats that feed off the garbage that stays there for several days. ditto for president and kingston.

moshe g
November 7, 2023 5:05 pm

all this will accomplish is more sanitation tickets to our homeowners

instead of doing their job

Back to basics
Reply to  moshe g
November 8, 2023 10:51 am

Y but its not fair that some residents get tickets because other residents don’t do there part to keep the neighborhood clean.

Anash
November 7, 2023 5:34 pm

Sounds like a lot more fines coming to crown heights residents. How about making life easier for ppl. -More parking, remove Citi bike racks from streets to large sidewalks. -ASP to max 2 times per week. – remove cars/ e-bikes with illegal or no plates -Prevent illegal dumping on Troy and maple -more lighting around CH. Area got very dark since led upgrades. I haven’t seen the community reps opposing all the new homeless shelters coming to south of Ch. If we won’t be represented properly we WILL form our own community council. Unlike central Ch anash here are very… Read more »

Back to basics
Reply to  Anash
November 8, 2023 10:51 am

Y but its not fair that some residents get tickets because other residents don’t do there part to keep the neighborhood clean.

Mushky
November 7, 2023 5:37 pm

By the intersection of Empire Blvd and Nostrand Ave (North side of Empire Blvd).

There is an abandoned homeless encampment of garbage carts, with garbage inside of it. It is sitting there for a while and I’m sure that rats or mice are loving it.

It would be nice if Sanitation DSNY can remove it.

Keep our streets clean.

Need enforcement
November 7, 2023 5:44 pm

Sanitation must prioritize Enforcement
No trailers , no campers , allowed to be parked , they are parked for three years already

Don’t forget about East Flatbush
November 7, 2023 5:44 pm

Between 781 Clarkson Ave and 681 Clarkson Ave.
There’s around 15 fully abandoned large trucks, taking away parking. Causing street not to get cleaned.

As well many other abandoned cars all over East Flatbush and Remsen Village near CH.

Chana
November 7, 2023 5:48 pm

the sweepers dont come by amymore like they used to.

East New York
November 7, 2023 6:19 pm

East New York between Kingston and Brooklyn filthy tons of broken cars cars without plates

City Trees
November 7, 2023 6:44 pm

What about all over CH, the many NYC City sidewalk trees that are dead, leaning and can fall by the next big rain storm. Is that under DSNY Sanitation as well or NYC Parks Department to remove before it falls, as many dead city trees in the past have fallen around CH…

Prospect Lefferts Gardens as well
November 7, 2023 6:49 pm

Fenimore Street between Brooklyn & New York Aves has to many broken down abandoned cars, trucks & bus.

Maple Street between Brooklyn & Kingston Aves has a few abandoned vehicles as well.

We have so many more issues
November 7, 2023 8:27 pm

This particular issue is also connected to another issue- the thousands of addicts and psychopaths who were placed into our community by NYC.

Its so frustrating
November 7, 2023 8:28 pm

Since covid the streets aren’t cleaned like they used to. Sometimes its months that the streets are cleaned . Cars don’t move to the opposite side as in times past.

Look at some of the issues CH residents are pointing out. Too bad there isn’t more communication between CHJCC and the residents just on such an issue like this which has needed attention for the last few years. AND SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WHY IS THE HOMELESS PROJECT ON WINTHROP / CLARKSON AND ALBANY NOT BEING STOPPED? BIGGER ISSUE THAN ALL OF THESE THINGS.

Crown heights resident
November 7, 2023 8:53 pm

Street cleaners can’t sweep since cars do not observe alternative side of the street parking rules. This has been going on for years

Crown heights resident
November 7, 2023 8:55 pm

The street cleaners can’t clean. Alternative side of the street parking is not observed. It’s been going on for years. No one listens to the rules. The street cleaners sweep the middle of the street

catch 22
November 8, 2023 4:11 am

Sanitation pickup throws the trash carelessly and ends up leaving a filthy mess on the sidewalk and the streets.
Street cleaners are a thing of long past

Back to basics
November 8, 2023 4:56 am

Dsny has come up with more restrictions with less work for them. Start putting water in sweeper again. Your spreading dust. Start back carrying a shovel and broom on the truck so you can sweep the corner sewer grates as you pick up garbage. 50% of our floods come from covered sewer grates. Bring back tag and tow operations. Dont just tag the vehicle for pickup and wait untill the person comes out and wipes it off. A repeated procedure that must stop. Dsny and parks dept need to have a meeting on how to tackle the leaves from the… Read more »

More Recycling Bins please
November 8, 2023 10:07 am

Manhattan has recycling bins on almost every corner, but they are nowhere to be found in Brooklyn! A city with this many people should have recycling pick up at LEAST twice a week, with bins on the corners as well. This is a major reason why people don’t recycle. I hope they addressed this issue at the meeting.

RESTRICTIONS NOT THE SOLUTION!
November 8, 2023 12:19 pm

So I am supposed to believe that the garbage problems will be solved by having to wait until 8PM to put out the garbage — what about the fact that pickups don’t always happen in the morning any more??? Some days, the truck comes by for pickup the night of the pickup day. So if they can come any time on pickup day, how exactly is waiting to 8pm really helping that much from putting out at 6pm???

Never mind that
Reply to  RESTRICTIONS NOT THE SOLUTION!
November 8, 2023 2:53 pm

More and more they’re not even coming on pickup day. On my block one of the pickup days is Tuesday; well, it’s now Wednesday afternoon and they still haven’t shown up.

Find a junk yard
November 8, 2023 11:16 pm

That will accept cars w out plates etc..get a tow truck with a shucher and let him start towing from 3 to 7 am Saturdays see what happens

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