Posted inDepartment of Sanitation

Cameras Capture Illegal Dumping as Sanitation Tries to Clean Up Increasingly Dirty City

Additional reporting by Will Welch The driver of a U-Haul truck recently pulled up to a dead-end block in East New York, Brooklyn, unloaded hunks of a cut tree — including branches and the chopped-up stump — and drove away.   He didn’t know that Department of Sanitation enforcement officers and the agency’s police force had […]

Posted inCovid-19

De Blasio’s COVID Response Lacked Crucial Plan and Supplies, Stringer Charges

The city’s COVID-19 response suffered from incomplete, outdated disaster plans and a lack of critical supplies, according to an interim report released Wednesday by Comptroller Scott Stringer, who accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of stonewalling his investigation. The probe was launched more than a year ago, but Stringer said de Blasio’s office has not released […]