Lawmaker says DOT garbage trucks parked on city streets bad for small business

Billie Rama
November 05, 2019 - 7:54 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- If you live in a neighborhood where the Department of Sanitation keeps garbage trucks parked overnight, you may not see them much longer.

State Assembly Member Deborah Glick, whose district includes the East Village, said residents and businesses have had enough of the trucks parked along East 10th Street.

"The businesses that are on that street -- small restaurants and bars -- have found that they've had a major decrease in business, so this is impacting not just residents but small busineses that struggle enough in our city," Glick said.

Glick and State Sen. Brad Hoylman are behind new legislation that would ban sanitation trucks from parking overnight on residential streets.

"In a city with a limited amount of space, DSNY uses all options at our disposal to care for our fleet," the DOT said in a statement. "Street parking has been necessary to keep providing essential services to this area while we find a new garage space."

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