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More trash days in Coleman Sq.

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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:24 am, Thu Jun 19, 2014.

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.

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