New Years Day Snow Removal??
So this is happening…8AM New Years Day & NYC Sanitation Dept is removing mounds of snow on 6th Ave in North Park Slope.
I appreciate it, I really do, but this is messed up on a lot of levels given the snow removal debacle associated with last Sunday’s blizzard.
First, there are still a lot of worse off streets than this block. It’s pretty clear now so I would think there are higher priorities than removing mounds of plowed snow…like clearing streets better in Crown Heights, Bay Ridge, Canarsie, Williamsburg, outer Queens, etc.
Second, snow MELTS. it’s been five days since it stopped snowing and the temperature outside right now is 41F and it’s going up to 45F today. A big chunk of the snow is gonna melt this weekend. What’s the point?
Third, labor costs. The six workers on this crew are probably getting time and a half or double or triple time working on New Years Day as it’s a holiday. I’m cool with holiday pay but do we really need these guys working today given the Sanitation Department budget cuts & city-wide budget cuts in general??
Fourth, no trash collection. As you can see in the foreground of this photo, our trash and recycling is piling up as it hasn’t been collected this week.
Seems like priorities are out of wack at City Hall and the Sanitation Department.
Heckuva job Bloomie!