New Yorkers living on Manhattan’s Lower East Side are upset that sanitation trucks are parking in their neighborhood, taking up parking spots.
The Sanitation Department recently lost a lease for a garage on West 30th Street where the trucks used to park. So for the past couple weeks, the trucks have been lining up on East 10th Street near 1st and 2nd Avenues.
"We're all pretty upset about it. There was no warning and beyond the obvious stench and potential rats it's kind of a safety issue," one man told WOR's Alice Stockton-Rossini.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’s aware of the situation and he’s looking for ways to fix the problem. Even sanitation workers admit it's causing a problem.
"At night they get mad 'cause they come home from work and see trucks everywhere," a worker said.
Photo Credit: Alice Stockton-Rossini