Some of the overflow blame lies with landlords, not the city, according to Gary Giordano, district manager of Community Board 5 in Queens. Last month, his Ridgewood district had the dirtiest sidewalks in the borough.
CITY IS LITTER BUGGED
"It's not a reflection on people behaving badly. Too many tenants live above stores, and the landlord does not give them any place to store their garbage," he said.
With the traditional basement trash rooms now taken over by retail or even new apartments, people are dumping their household trash in the litter baskets. Even small businesses, like law or accounting firms, have been dumping documents in the baskets, Giordano said.
Great! Let's invite a million more people to live in the city.