Who is Responsible for Cleaning Up the NYPD Horse Shit in Hell Square?

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 at 6:00 am by
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Hell Square residents, and even some businesses, are fed up with the constant crap crisis each weekend. The mounted police units show up like clockwork (usually 12am), and are tasked with patrolling the hordes of drunks north of Delancey. But it essentially becomes a petting zoo for photo opportunities … and the officers don’t clean up after their steeds.

One frustrated resident reader writes:

I am so sick of it… when I asked the police they said it’s the responsibility of the sanitation department to clean it… so they basically just leave horse shit all over my neighborhood. ..

I’m so fed up.. my friends who own businesses up and down the block say it hurts the business… I called 311 and they said it was the responsibility of the store owners… shouldn’t it be the responsibility of the NYPD to clean up their own poop. I am writing to the paper in hopes to solve thos problem… it has been going on for as long as I can remember.. help me!

So, who really is responsible for shoveling the shit?  NYPD? Sanitation? Business owners? Obviously, it’s no one’s priority. By the time any stink would be made over these mounds, nature tends takes care of the problem.

The NYPD 7th Precinct rolled out the equestrian force a few years ago as part of the crackdown on nightlife. They never left.

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