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Mound of garbage on Upper East Side

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For those living and working near 93rd Street and 2nd Avenue, the sight, smell and detour provided by a mound of garbage prompted the question: Why is this here?

The Department of Sanitation said in a statement that residents can blame the block's big trashy mountain on Second Avenue subway construction. The department said it would continue to monitor the area and take the necessary steps to keep it clean.

By Wednesday morning, the garbage had been removed, but it's an ongoing problem, says Council woman Jessica Lappin.

"What happened way the Department of Sanitation had set up this location for residents and businesses to leave their garbage but no one was picking it up. It was disgusting. The subway construction is going to be going on for some time. We need to make sure it's going to be picked up on a regular basis," said Lappin.

 

 

 

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