Friday, November 22, 2019
No parking signs remain after garbage trucks leave 10th Street
For the first time last night in more than 14 months, there weren't any garbage trucks parked on 10th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
As reported here yesterday morning, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is temporarily relocating the trucks to Pier 42 along the East River for the next three months. It's not immediately clear where they will park after those 90 days.
In September 2018, the DSNY started using this section of 10th Street to park up to seven garbage trucks from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., including on Sundays. The DSNY no longer had use of their garage on 30th Street, and the solution was to relocate their fleet to residential blocks.
This move sparked numerous complaints from residents and merchants alike who called out the problems with the smell, noise and negative impact on business.
Meanwhile, the "Authorized Vehicles Only" signs remain up along this corridor, reserving parking for DSNY vehicles...
As of now, no one is parking here... but the open spaces did attract a few idling motorists.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Questions and concerns as the sanitation department begins using 10th Street to park garbage trucks
• More trash talk about those garbage trucks parked on 10th Street
• Local elected officials continue to press city for alternatives to parking garbage trucks on 10th Street; muggings now a concern
• A waste of space: 10th Street still waiting for the garbage trucks to move on
• Garbage truck parking situation on 10th Street still stinks, residents say
• Waste land: Local elected officials tell the city to move the garbage trucks from 10th Street
• State pols introduce legislation to ban garbage trucks from parking overnight on city streets, like on 10th Street