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  • Streets Too Dirty to Ease Alternate-Side Parking

    Community Board 8 had proposed dropping the number of days the city cleans the neighborhood’s streets from four to two ● But, Crown Heights streets are too dirty to move ahead with a plan to cut street cleaning to two days a week, city officials said ● Full Story

    By Rachel Holliday Smith / DNAinfo New York

    Crown Heights streets are too dirty to move ahead with a plan to cut street cleaning to two days a week, city officials said.

    Community Board 8 had proposed dropping the number of days the city cleans the neighborhood’s streets from four to two, according to an October announcement of a public hearing on the change.

    But that hearing, set for Monday, was abruptly canceled Wednesday in an email from CB8’s district manager Michelle George.

    “We no longer meet the requirements to have the number of Alternate Side Parking days reduced,” she wrote.

    To qualify for a street-cleaning reduction by the Department of Sanitation, at least 90 percent of a neighborhood’s streets must be clean for two years straight.

    Last year, after earning a “cleanliness scorecard” of 91 percent, Community Board 8, which covers Prospect Heights and Crown Heights north of Eastern Parkway, thought it had a good shot at changing the rules.

    But this year, they just missed the cutoff: CB8 earned an 88.6 percent on this year’s scorecard, giving them “no choice but to cancel the public hearing,” George said.

    This is not the first time the board has considered reducing street cleaning. About five years ago, CB8 met the cleanliness standards and held a hearing about changing alternate-side parking, board members said. But that discussion was tabled because the community could not reach a consensus on the change.

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