Thursday, June 28, 2012

Needles found on Rockaway Beach

From NBC 4:

The city Parks Department cleaned up a stretch of Rockaway Beach in Queens Monday after NBC 4 New York contacted the agency about medical waste, including syringes, littering the shore.

There were multiple syringes, including one with an exposed needle, lying across the sand near Beach 116th Street Monday night. NBC 4 New York found three, and another beach stroller found one more.

It's not clear if the needles were washing up on shore as medical waste or if they were left behind by beachgoers who used them.


Anonymous said...

This is why I don't go to the ocean beaches - that and Jaws!

Joey Ramone said...

I once told you:

I'm livin' on a Chinese rock,
all my best things are in hock

I also once said:

It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride
To Rockaway Beach

But I'm no longer part of this world, so you can't blame these needles at Rockaway Beach on ME!

Anonymous said...

that's because the lazy slobs who work for the Parks Department stand around and DO NOTHING, except smoke cigarettes.
They do complain a lot bur they have nothing to complain about because they get a City paycheck for doing nothing. they can't see the trash and garbage. some of them work until 9pm. why can't they pick up the garbage?
the Parks Department vehicles, trucks, dune buggies, etc. are causing harm to the beach.