Sunday, February 2, 2014
Astoria is full of trash
From CBS New York:
Residents in one of the most booming areas of Queens have complained that their community is overwhelmed with garbage.
As CBS 2′s Janelle Burrell reported, Astoria residents said fewer trash pickups have parts of the neighborhood teeming with litter.
“Garbage everywhere! It’s really bad,” resident Martha Garvey said.
“It comes up like a cyclone. It all masses together,” resident Amanda Rothman added.
Trash can often be seen strewn across sidewalks, piled up and toppling over garbage cans on the street in the heart of Astoria, Burrell reported.
“We used to have three pickups a day here in Astoria. We are down to one,” New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents the area, said.
Simotas said city budget cuts are behind the piled up trash.