Trash

Restaurants Contend with Trash Mess as Bags Ripped Open

Posted October 5, 2020 at 5:07 am

With outdoor dining and a sanitation slowdown, overflowing trash around the neighborhood has become a bonanza for area homeless. Readers report that homeless are tearing open trash bags placed curbside for pickup, leaving behind a smorgasbord of refuse. And a liability for restaurants. Sugar Sweet Sunshine hit the news last week after surveillance cameras caught […]

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Major Hoarding Happening Beneath Hotel Scaffolding on Orchard Street

Posted July 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Somebody call Hoarders, there’s a junk mound on Orchard Street. For the last few months, a homeless man has been camping beneath the decade-old scaffold affixed to the hotel at 139 Orchard Street (aka the Allen Street Hotel). The individual gradually amassed a collection of garbage, furniture, and other prized street possessions. And apparently, the […]

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Mount Sinai Can’t be Bothered to Clean Trash from Rivington House

Posted June 30, 2020 at 5:03 am

Rivington House is a trash-strewn mess, and it doesn’t appear that the Mount Sinai overlords care about cleanup. At the outset of the COVID-19 lockdown, the future Behavioral Health facility erected a plywood shed to help repel the homeless that tend to loiter and sleep at the doorway. Activity that has transpired on the spot […]

Extell Ends its Garbage Dumping Over the Property Line on Cherry Street

Posted June 26, 2020 at 5:02 am

Extell’s “affordable” residential complex on Cherry Street altered its illegal dumping habits in response to neighbor outcry and media coverage. Indeed, it all changed after the story ran on Bowery Boogie. For the last three months, up until this week, the super of 227 Cherry Street had been stashing refuse in a makeshift curbside corral […]

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The Reason You Don’t See Trash Cans on the Lower East Side

Posted June 5, 2020 at 5:02 am

You may have noticed the lack of trash cans on street corners around the Lower East Side this week. Vanished seemingly overnight. As a precaution this week, the city quietly removed receptacles from neighborhoods overwhelmingly hit by unrest and looting following the killing of George Floyd. It’s estimated that roughly 2,000 were temporarily towed citywide, […]

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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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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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Early Edition: March 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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