The true population served by the New York City Housing Authority has always been hard to pin down because the customary tally of more than 620,000 people overlooks multitudes who have been welcomed into legal residents' units but aren’t named on a lease or otherwise listed in authority records. But indisputable evidence of their existence is collected each week by the city’s Department of Sanitation. In trucks.
The waste-collection data suggest the Housing Authority's actual ranks are at least 100,000 larger than the official number.
Last Friday, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye was speaking at an annual summit hosted by the Municipal Art Society when she mentioned Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and the informal, rubbish-based census.
“She can tell [our population] based on our tonnage,” Olatoye said.
Specifically, the authority estimates that the city’s Strongest collect 380 million pounds of refuse each year from NYCHA developments. If the average New Yorker each piles 756 pounds of trash into garbage trucks annually, as data from the latest Mayor’s Management Report indicates, then accordingly about 502,600 people are living in NYCHA projects.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Projects produce lots of trash
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:05 AM
Labels: Department of Sanitation, garbage, nycha, overcrowding, population
620,000 plus 100,000 equals 720,000 but Garcia who knows tonnage figures it's 520,000 ?
Do schools teach athletes anymore?
Must be Common Core math.
Am I missing something here? Sanitation's formula does not support the theory of those extra 100,000 people...
And the mayor touts environmental sustainability....
If you read the Crain's article the NYCHA adds in 220,000 who receive rental assistance from the City in private residency who the City does not have trash numbers on. The whole idea of measuring population from trash stats is suspect. After 25 years in property management I can tell you that renters make more garbage than home owners (more Micky D's, pizza boxes, lack of storage, never recycle, etc.) so average trash amount numbers are useless.
These people get free money but use garbage to count them,not Cashed Check,Garbage,not school records,medical records,arrest records,GARBAGE,
GARBOLOGIST are the new weapon in counting the population PRICELESS
According to NY Sanitation Commissioner Garcia NYC population has grown substantially Film at 11,in other news NY is using trained Rats to deliver Mail.
Places with open access to their dumpsters will have people who don't live there and some business interests use their dumpsters. this illegal dumping in a common practice and even with reporting the pd are not interested in stopping it. sanitation won't stake out an area at night. they have no interest in pictures with license plates. they can only ticket and can't match car to garbage for paint cans, car batteries, etc. (actual experience with dumping in the lot of a private establishment in Far Rockaway)
I was wondering if the housing projects are complying with the recycling program that the rest of the city follows.A few years ago Sanitation said they were slow getting used to doing it.
Garbage in garbage out
Should never have been allowed to be taller than 4 stories..........
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