The absence of street trash baskets elsewhere in Queens-not only along Fresh Pond Road-is indeed a scandal warranting the dismissal for whoever’s in charge.
None can be found along Wyckoff Avenue near the Halsey Street stop on the L train-not even on the corners next to subway entrances. That means that people entering the subway discard their food, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other garbage directly onto the sidewalk, not only leaving sidewalks needlessly clulttered but, as property owners can be fined, creating the preconditions for extracting money from us.
We’ve written officials at all levels about this problem, with no success.
Were New York City to terminate whoever’s responsible for pervasive negligence in Queens, may I hope his or her successor will have more respect for necessary sanitation.