Friday, February 23, 2007

Clean up flatbush from all the garbage!

I may not be the cleanest or neatest person around, but when I go outside I like the streets to be sorta cleaned. En route to the subway this morning while walking up on ave J, I see garbage scattered everywhere. I mean throughout the sidewalks and streets, I see boxes and open garbage bags leaking all sorts of gross stuff everywhere. Would it be too much to ask that I would like to walk around in a clean and fresh environment? Im not saying this purely the fault of frum people from Flatbush, but definitely a combination of the city, the store owners (most of whom are frum), and the pedestrians (again mostly frum) that walk them.

I remember like 3 years ago seeing signs on lamp posts promoting a campaign for ‘Beautify Brooklyn” or Flatbush, or something like that. It didn’t do much, but we need to do more. The area looks more like Measharim than Brooklyn. It’s as if people don’t care. The city has to provide more garbage cans or clean them out more frequently. The store owners have to know they can’t just dumb their crap where ever they feel like it. Everyday, I see the same glob of left over food smack in the middle of the sidewalk. Im ashamed to live in such a disgusting place; where people don’t care about their neighbors and the city. I am sure if I walk into many of these peoples homes, they’ll be spotless. It’s an extremely selfish mentality which they have to change.

6 comments:

A Heimishe said...

I do not live in Brooklyn but I have seen trash laying around in Brooklyn many times. I agree it should not be like that and especaily when this is a frum populated area and people would assume that this is how the frum people live.

This should be taken to the state authorities and they are the ones who should take the appropriate actions and make sure this is cleaned up and stay that way.

Remember when NYC was a very bad and a very high crime rate city? how were they able to change that? there came Rudy Giuliani and changed it.. we're not talking here crime rate, this is only trash scattered all over...

Lakewood Venter said...

Every big city has this issue. You need to move to the burbs dude!

Jacob Da Jew said...

I think the sanitation Dept. was on vacation this week because of Prez. Day Week.

Notsofrummie said...

some of the garbage i see is on a daily basis, even when the sanitation isnt off and alternate parking is in affect.

Anonymous said...

i agree. the trash cans are always overflowing here in flatbush and metro new york or am ny i dont remember which, rated midwood as having alot of overflowing trash cans and one of the worst santiation services in the city.
i dont think that the people of flatbush are to blame . i think that the city is to blame for not attending to the trash cans.

Notsofrummie said...

One of the reasons i noticed also why the midwood's public trash cans are constantly over flowing because people keep on bringing their personal garbage from their house and filling it up. Also, many selfish people dont care to actually put in the effort to use the cans for the garbage, rather, dump stuff where ever they see fit.