A local official makes a request to the city. Seven days later he gets a response, granting said request. Seems too good to be true? Well not for the business owners in Coleman Square in Howard Beach.
Last week, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) wrote to Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia asking for more frequent pickups of the one trash can in Coleman Square, a busy commercial center in Old Howard Beach.
The trash in the receptacle there is only picked up twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Goldfeder asked for an additional day for pickup
On Tuesday, Associate Commissioner Maria Termini responded to Goldfeder, saying in a letter that Garcia had approved a third day of trash pickup there.
Termini noted that Coleman Square is the location of the busy Howard Beach-JFK Airport subway station. She added that three other litter baskets exist nearby — which Sanitation deems sufficient — but another pickup day is warranted.
The department did not say what specific day crews will collect the trash.