Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo Courtesy of Assemblymember Aravella Simotas' Office
Photo Courtesy of Assemblymember Aravella Simotas' Office
Local elected officials are re-issuing their call for cleaner streets in Astoria by asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase trash pick-ups in the area.

Local elected officials are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to help clean up Astoria.

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilmember Costa Constantinides are continuing their call for cleaner streets as residents voice their concerns on trash. 

The leaders are asking de Blasio to increase trash pick-up in the area, which currently only gets one overnight pick-up every day from Monday through Saturday. The additional pick-ups would take place between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., during which most of the trash is accumulated, according to the elected officials.

“Residents have continued to contact my office regarding the deplorable levels of trash strewn about the streets,” Simotas said. “We have asked the mayor for an additional pickup service for the public waste baskets along Astoria’s busy commercial streets. Inaction on this issue is unacceptable.”

Local elected officials and residents gathered in September on the corner of 31st Street and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria to rally for future plans to clean the streets of the growing neighborhood.

“I’ve heard from residents time and again about the depth of their frustration over how dirty our streets have become,” said Constantinides. “Overflowing trash baskets end up littering our streets and impacting our quality of life, forcing residents to jump over garbage on their way to work. Business owners are also forced to attend to litter outside their doors rather than to their patrons. Additional pick-ups will make our streets substantially cleaner.”

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
The 107-year-old Queensboro Bridge will receive $244 million in funding for repairs
The 107-year-old Queensboro Bridge will receive $244 million in funding for repairs
NYPD should split the 105th Precinct to better serve southeast Queens, lawmakers say
NYPD should split the 105th Precinct to better serve southeast Queens, lawmakers say
Popular Stories
Photo via Google Maps
Motorcyclist dies after crashing his ride on the Belt Parkway in Howard Beach
NYPD photo/Google Images
A string of parking lot thefts shake up the Whitestone Shopping Center
Google Maps
Whitestone Church sells half of its parking lot to pay off its $3M debt
Skip to toolbar