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New York City’s battle against trash is gaining momentum – and dollars.
The plan includes adding a new evening shift in city parks to target “hot spots” and rats. It's unclear where the money is coming from.
The move, first reported by Politico, comes after months of negotiations with the building workers union. City leaders hope it will cut back on rats and stench.
Newly-appointed Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch said alternate side parking rules would be restored to their twice-weekly schedule beginning on July 5th.
Before the pandemic, Manhattan was served by an average of 736 Sanitation trucks. In 2020, that was cut to 272 trucks and service is currently still lower than normal, with 440 trucks working in the borough.
New Yorkers made 5,249 missed pickup reports between October 20th and October 26th, compared with just 1,109 a month earlier.
"A clean and safe community is truly the foundation for everything else, so this is another great sign that NYC is coming back strong."
De Blasio announced an uptick in garbage pick-up after quality of life complaints.
Pandemic-related budget cuts have hurt the city's ability to clean up the increasing amount of sidewalk trash, which local pols say has led to an increase in rat sightings since the start of the pandemic.