On the Brian Lehrer Show, NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty discussed this winter's abundant snow and ice, and his department's work to keep the streets clear and the garbage from piling up. Doherty acknowledged that the priority has shifted from snow removal to trash pickup, and cited Brooklyn and Eastern Queens as particular areas of focus, with crews being shifted from other parts of the city to get waste removal back on schedule by the end of the week. As for Alternate Side Parking, Doherty said that the decision to suspend ASP for much of the week meant that workers who would normally be issuing tickets could be used for cleanup. That said, he had a clear message to those who are parked in Monday and Tuesday spots: "They better start thinking about how they are going to dig out their cars."
"From the curb out is our responsibility" says Doherty about those slushy corners. Home and store owners responsible for their sidewalks.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) February 20, 2014
Anyone else's block look like this? pic.twitter.com/0Zr0vmBmhq— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) February 19, 2014
@BrianLehrer yes. Why didn't we get notice that they were finally coming to pick up recycling last Sunday? We could have dug it out!— Ainslie Binder (@ainslieann) February 20, 2014