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Bronx borough president calls out NYCHA for mountain of trash

December 30, 2018 - 5:59 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz called out NYCHA and Mayor Bill de Blasio for a giant mountain of trash at a housing project in the borough.

“Hey @NYCHA @NYCMayor, how about we try to start the new year off right for the tenants of the Sotomayor Houses?,” Diaz tweeted Sunday.

The tweeted included a video showing piles of trash and boxes at the housing project, which is in the Soundview neighborhood.

“These are disgusting, unacceptable conditions that foster rats and vermin infestations. This needs to be cleaned ASAP,” Diaz continued.

1010 WINS reached out to NYCHA about the trash piles.

“While we usually see more trash build up after the holidays, this is unacceptable, and staff are on-site now cleaning the area. We are also coordinating an immediate pick up,” the statement read.

NYCHA has been dealing with the fallout of several scandals, including over lead paint, freezing apartments and alleged staff sex parties.

In November, de Blasio promised 62,000 NYCHA apartments will be renovated over the next decade.

And this month, Ben Carson, who oversees the nation's Housing and Urban Development, visited a NYCHA development for the first time. The federal government has threatened to take over NYCHA if the city can't show a plan to get the housing authority back on track.