Less Street Cleaning Please

Readers of this blog know about my frustration [1] [2] [3] of parking spots in Clinton Hill.

Today I came across an article in the Brooklyn Papers that talks about a proposal to get the City to enforce alternate side street cleaning rules only one day a week.

Currently, motorists in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill have to move their cars two to four times a week to accommodate street cleaning, while Slope and Heights drivers only need move their cars once or twice.

“We only want what they have,” said resident Susan Butler. She and other members of the Fort Greene Association have asked Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Prospect Heights) to fight City Hall.

“Constituents think [the schedule] is inconvenient and nothing more than a revenue-generator,” James told The Stoop. “I tend to agree.”

Moving the car on an average of 3-4 times a week is really a waste of time. However from what I have read on this issue, the alternate side cleaning is a big revenue generator for the city.

However some “elite” neighborhoods have it only for one day a week. So why the discrimination.

New York City….don’t you like Clinton Hill…..eh ??


One response to “Less Street Cleaning Please”

  1. Saw a sweeping truck in operation a couple of weeks ago on St James, it didn’t clean the street very well; it swept dirt out of gutter and left it in a neat line along the road rather than sucking it up.