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Street cleaning coming to LIC, details to be released Wednesday


Jan. 14, 2013 By Christian Murray

Long Island City residents will learn Wednesday what streets the Department of Sanitation plans to clean—as a means to get rid of litter, waste and unsightly garbage from the curbs.

The Long Island City community has been calling on the city to introduce street cleaning for years.  Last year, a petition–signed by hundreds of Hunters Point residents– called on city officials to introduce regulatory scheduled street cleaning. The petitioners argued that the LIC is no longer an industrial area and that its residents deserve such services.

Residents seek street cleaning services between 44th Drive (North) to Borden Ave (South)—and from Center Boulevard (West) to Jackson Ave (East).

The Department of Sanitation will present its preliminary list at the Community Board 2 meeting at PS 1 MOMA. “The list is a proposal and will be subject to community feedback,” said Joe Conley, chairman of Community Board.

The level of street cleaning coverage will be influenced by its department’s current schedule and equipment at its disposal, Conley said. The city has also got to secure funding for it.

However, not all residents are support street cleaning. Many residents who rely on street parking would have to move their vehicles on a weekly basis if street cleaning were to commence—since alternate side of the street parking would go into effect.

Currently, residents are able to park in the same spot for weeks.

Revised Community Meeting Notice January 16, 2013 by Sunnyside Post

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Street Cleaning doesn’t work, all it does is pick up dust and leave remaining garbage there till the next week, especially when the trucks just flash right through the street and don’t use water. it’s pointless, hand sweeping is the only way to go.

Doreen Dwyer

Obviously the hundreds of people petitioning for this are not car owners. I’ve lived here for 60 yrs and we always voted down alternate side parking, and I do not see the streets as being very dirty. On my block and most others, the homeowners clean regularly, and the newer buildings have maintenance men that do a great job.

However, I would like to see something done about cars that never move. I believe we do have some kind of rules about not using the City streets for storage. Now, those cars do cause dirt and debris to pile up.


That’s great, until they have to move their cars or get a ticket. Just sweep the curb in front of your building. Believe me, that alternate side parking is a pain!


The city is licking its chops! All that money they can vacuum out of property owner’s pockets. I love my city, but I don’t care much for the people who see me as their own private mint.


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