“As she walked her dog one recent morning, Danielle McGunagle steered her pup away from broken glass, an old mattress, plastic bags and a chicken bone strewn on the sidewalk.
‘It’s dirty and it’s dangerous,’ she said of the West Street and Franklin Street blocks in Northern Greenpoint, an area that has no public trash cans. “The streets are filthy, rife with broken glass, trash, discarded mattresses and auto parts, even construction debris.'”
Read more from Meredith Hoffman’s 2013 article “Lack of Trash Cans Leaves Greenpoint Streets Strewn With Litter.”