Trash

Are Those ‘Big Belly’ Trash Bins Even Effective?

Posted July 3, 2018 at 5:03 am

The Big Belly trash receptacles around town are, for the most part, rather useless. One need only walk past a given street corner to spot an overflowing garbage tower on, near, or in the unit itself. For good reason. Simply put, the average city pedestrian might not want to pull down that sticky, disgusting handle […]

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19th Century Lower East Side Sanitation and the Rivington Street Dump [HISTORY]

Posted March 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

Our rebellious Rivington has even more crazy history! Didja know its eastern terminus was once a dump? Yep. Back in the 19th century, there was a pier right where Rivington Street met the river (like many roads in lower Manhattan that terminated east and west), and that pier’s name was “60.” It was here that a combination […]

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Trashed Bowery TV Finally Taken Away

Posted June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

Sanitation crews waited over a week before snatching the large-screen boob-tube. In that time, the sidewalk-hogging unit became a target for graffiti artists and those seeking to destroy shit.

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Streets

Pick of the Litter: TV Party on the Bowery

Posted June 8, 2012 at 11:20 am

In today’s Pick of the Litter feature, we spotlight the otherwise beautiful big-screen television parked curbside at the corner of Bowery and Prince Street.

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Streets

Early Edition: March 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Early Edition: January 11

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Early Edition: November 25

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

[Photo Credit: Triebensee]

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Trash Bin Rat Haven Removed from Orchard Street

Posted November 4, 2011 at 6:28 am

It was a coveted spot that had rats in a tizzy on a nightly basis. Now it’s gone. More after the jump!

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