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No. 157-2018), passed 32-13 by the Democrat-controlled council July 18, cuts capacity limits on mostly private solid waste transfer stations in North Brooklyn, the South Bronx, and Southeast Queens. Those three areas have 26 of the city’s 38 transfer stations, and those in North Brooklyn alone take in 38 percent of city’s trash. Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is expected to sign the bill, which he endorsed last August. The bill was first proposed more than 10 years ago. A coalition of community and environmental advocates sought its passage, as well as Joint Council 16 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has been fighting the growth of non-union labor in the commercial trash carting industry. Litigation Ahead? But National Waste & Recycling Association members are weighing a legal challenge, Steve Changaris, the association’s New York Chapter manager, told Bloomberg Environment. They are focusing in particular on the council’s environmental assessment, a “negative declaration” stating that no full-blown environmental impact statement would be required for the bill, he said. “We’re concerned whether it met the standards for a negative declaration,” said Changaris, whose group testified against the bill in hearings. The association believes that the law will increase costs and reduce jobs. Its stance should be evaluated as part of the social, economic, and transportation effects that would have to be weighed... (ash Depots in Low-Income Sections Capped In New York City Bill)
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A man was found dead next to a dumpster in Brooklyn Monday morning, police said.The gruesome discovery was made behind 930 Halsey St., not far from the Halsey Street subway station that services the M, J and Z lines.Police received a call about 10:30 a.m. about an unconscious person at that loation. When officers arrived, they found a fully clothed man unconscious and unresponsive on the ground next to a dumpster.The 31-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.The deceased’s identity is being withheld until his family is notified, police said. (WPIX 11 New York)
Hyperallergic)From its bell jars containing Croton Aqueduct stalactites, to ephemera from the defunct Chinatown newsstand Petrella’s Point, Brooklyn’s City Reliquary is a shrine to New York artifacts that many would view as trash. In their current exhibition NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future, curated by Bill Scanga, the nonprofit in Williamsburg is delving deeper into the city’s battle with its garbage.NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future</em> at the City Reliquary" width="360" height="529" srcset="https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nyctrash4-360x529.jpg 360w, https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nyctrash4-720x1059.jpg 720w, https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nyctrash4-1080x1588.jpg 1080w, https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nyctrash4.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 360px) 100vw, 360px" />“NYC Trash Landmarks” map by Gina Kosty in NYC Trash! Past, Present, & Future at the City Reliquary“Today New York’s waste has no place within the city’s borders,” Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence for New York City’s Department of Sanitation, states on one of the exhibition labels. “Garbage is sent by truck, train, and barge to states near and far.” Yet as NYC Trash! reveals, this is only a recent development. In 19th-century Manhattan, the streets were, in a word, disgusting. With no official system to remove trash, it just piled up. Photographs by Jacob A. Riis capture the squalid conditions of the trash-strewn tenement neighborhoods. During his brief reign as commissioner of New York’s Department of Street Cleaning from 1895 to 1898, the Civil War veteran Colonel George Edwin Waring, Jr. brought a military-style order to his street sweepers,...
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Dead Horse Bay, one of the more nightmarish places, was an industrial area in south Brooklyn where horse carcasses were processed. Horse bones and garbage were tossed into the water until the 1930s. It’s been leaking trash (shoes, bottles, dishware) into the water and washing up on the beach since the 1950s, when the landfill’s cap burst.“It was pretty disgusting and smelled terrible,” Scanga said. Staten Island’s Fresh Kills, a 2,200-acre landfill, started out as a solution but ended up adding to the trash collection problem, he added.Photojournalist Jacob A. Riis caught a lot of the on-street squalor in the late 1800s on film, and some of those harrowing shots are part on display.Nelson Molina, the sanitation department worker profiled in The New York Times in 2012 for his monumental collection of castoffs, will share his wares inside the museum as well. Look for trinkets from his stockpile -- vintage jewelry, Furbies, decanter tags and much more -- from his massive garage.Once visitors have learned of our city’s smelly past, they’ll find out what’s being done to address our wasteful ways and new ideas on how to cut down on it for the future. Five organizations -- Hack:Trash:NYC, Industrial/Organic, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Materials for the Arts and RISE Products -- will be featured on how each of them is combating the waste problem. RISE, for example, recycles spent grains from breweries into baking flour, Scanga said.Artists Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Larry Racioppo also have a spotlight -- both specialize in capturing the urban landscape, which often includes waste, on film and sculpture.The exhibit will grow, too: Additional artists will be invited to contribute pieces to the Reliquary’s backyard in April.“We’re burying ourselves in garbage,” Scanga said. “When you see this exhibit, it won’t take long before you buy yourself a reusable water bottle. We really wanted to give people a sense of, ‘wow, this is a lot of stuff we have to deal with.’ ”“NYC Trash! Past, Present & Future” opened on Nov. 2 and continues through April 29. The Reliquary is open Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $5. The opening reception, which will feature a garbage truck lined with mirrors by Ukeles, is set for Nov. 12 at noon. Visi...