East Village Residents Tired Of Garbage Truck Stench

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Mayor de Blasio have some East Village residents up in arms over the ongoing stench permeating their neighborhood from garbage trucks that park there all night marinating in the heat.

Residents who live near 10th Avenue between First and Second Street told the New York Post that Mayor de Blasio promised to clean up the problem last September during a press conference. De Blasio said, "We do not want garbage trucks parked on residential streets."

According to the complaints filed by local residents, four garbage trucks park on 10th Avenue 7 days a week between 7:00 pm and 6:00 am putting up a wall of stench that gives the neighborhood a garbage vibe.

Monica Lang, an East Village resident said, "It's like a wall of stench as you approach 10th Avenue. I hold my nose when I leave for work so I don't breathe in the putrid smell. I wouldn't recommend moving to this block unless you enjoy the smell of rotten eggs."

A City Hall spokesperson said they are evaluating parking options for the trucks.

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