Politicians and residents lined up Sunday to demand the Sanitation Department find a new home for the trash trucks it has been parking on a residential stretch of the East Village for nearly a year — despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s promise to fix the situation.
“It’s disgusting, it smells, the smell lingers, it’s attracting rats, it’s a quality of life issue and it needs to be solved immediately,” said US Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) at the event. “We need a better solution than parking sanitation trucks on a residential block.”
“We understand the city needs to find a better solution, but find one, don’t come moving into a neighborhood and slowly destroying it,” the longtime lawmaker added.
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