Comptroller Scott Stringer took a look at lawsuits filed by pedestrians against the city over the past 8 years. Filing against the city means that a city vehicle was involved in the accident. In total, the City (aka taxpayers) paid $88M for the negligence of city drivers. The Daily News reported in October: Many of the accidents with garbage trucks have taken place in the Queens Community Board 5 district, which encompasses Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood. The area had eight accidents, according to the report. Why garbage trucks are hitting pedestrians in our area is a good question, but the fact that it's happening at all is just dumb.
Originally published in the December 2014 Juniper Berry Magazine
things that are dumb: WATCH OUT FOR GARBAGE TRUCKS
Juniper Park Civic Association
December 2014 Table of Contents
- Our Old Dance Halls & Picnic Parks
- Q&A with Familiar Faces: INTERVIEW WITH DR. MATTHEW McCARTHY Juniper Valley Animal Hospital
- OP-ED: We Must Rekindle the Essence of America
- Organics Recycling Program 101
- BERRY HEALTH: Allergies & Asthma Go To School
- EYESORE: 69TH LAME
- Florence Buchholz: A Pillar of Trinity's Sunday school
- Our Nocturnal Neighbors
- Reflections on the Life of Albert Banke
- Heavenly Hours: Reading Aloud at St.Stan's
- NEIGHBORHOOD HALL OF SHAME: A 58 Ave Problem
- EYESORE: Another 58 Ave Problem
- Plateau Pride
- Killy's Korner
- The Lost Community of METROPOLITAN
- City Homeless Shelter Plan in Disarray
- OP-ED: Our Greatest Challenge Is Yet To Come
- Why Choose Christ the King High School?
- BERRY BITS: Poison in the park?
- BERRY BITS: MV 5th grader takes center stage in film
- Letters to the Editor
- BERRY BITS: Safe Streets to School project complete
- BERRY BITS: State and City reverse course on Ridgewood Reservoir plans
- BERRY BITS: St. John's Queens Hospital conversion almost complete
- BERRY BITS: Cross Harbor Draft Environmental Impact Statement released
- BERRY BITS: Mailboxes, relay boxes & fireboxes ‒ oh my!
- Our Hometown Home Brew
- The House on 62nd Road
- The transformation of the Clinton Diner
- BERRY BITS: Movement on Quiet Skies
- BERRY BITS: Not much of an improvement
- BERRY BITS: NYC buildings department hosts Homeowners Night
- Bad behavior outside Knockdown Center event
- BERRY BITS: Candid Camera at Silver Barn
- Sunk in Maspeth
- things that are dumb: IT'S A BOX, NOT A BUILDING!
- things that are dumb: TO PLANT OR NOT TO PLANT, THAT IS THE QUESTION
- things that are dumb: EXPRESSWAY PRISON WALLS
- things that are dumb: CROWLEY'S BRIGHT IDEA
- things that are dumb: TRAIN RUNS OUT OF TRACK IN MASPETH
- things that are dumb: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
- things that are dumb: SIGNS OUT OF CONTROL
- things that are dumb: WATCH OUT FOR GARBAGE TRUCKS
- BERRY BITS: Easier to Get Eyesores Removed
- things that are dumb: DE BLASIO WORSENS HOMELESS CRISIS
- things that are dumb: Tree needs a Trim
- things that are dumb: DUMB PARKING ON CALDWELL
The Juniper Berry magazine, first published in 1938 is an all-volunteer effort containing articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.
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