East Village Garbage Trucks Won't Stay Parked on Streets

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November 21, 2019 - 10:53 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- New York City's Sanitation Department has agreed to stop parking garbage trucks on the streets of the East Village overnight.

Trucks have been parked on E. 10th St. between First and Second Avenues every night between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and all day on Sunday. It started in September of 2018, when the Sanitation Department lost its lease on a west side parking garage.

The trucks will now be moved temporarily to Pier 42.

New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, whose district covers much of the Village, has advocated for moving the trucks.

“The sweet smell of success!," Hoylman said in a statement. "Thanks to the work of neighbors, the community board, and elected officials including Mayor de Blasio, the Sanitation Department has finally moved their garbage trucks off this residential block in the East Village to a more suitable location. Hopefully, life will resume to normal for the residents and small businesses along East 10th Street who’ve been dealing with this stinky situation for over a year.”

On Nov. 2, Hoylman proposed legislation to ban the overnight parking of garbage trucks on residential streets citywide.