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Piling Up

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

We all know that there is a certain percentage of the population that finds absolutely nothing wrong with littering. They have a little garbage in hand, they just toss it down on the ground as if the whole city is their own personal trash can. I’ve seen it done everywhere I go. Personally, I can’t understand it. But then again, people do a lot of things I can’t understand.

In Forest Hills I’ve run across and been alerted by readers to several specific litter problems but I am going to highlight just two for today.

  • These NYC DOT little white parking tickets that people get from those machines. These have really become a problem. I have been noticing this for quite some time. I don’t know if the drivers are just all litterers or these little pieces of paper are just falling out of their hands, or what, but it’s hard to walk down a street where there is public parking and not see it littered with these tickets.
  • The garbage piling up in front of the abandoned Parkway Hospital.
    Look at these pictures that I took about a week ago:

The City needs to either change its parking ticket system or somehow penalize those who throw their tickets on the ground. And of course the area near the hospital, along the service road to Grand Central Parkway, has obviously been neglected for too long.

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