New Yorkers Hope End Is Near For Mounds Of Filthy Snow

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The weather is finally warming up, but New York’s sidewalks and streets are still covered with the remnants of the long, messy winter.

New Yorkers told CBS2’s Elise Finch they are hoping the melting will lead to the cleaning of the mounds of dirty, garbage-covered snow and ice throughout the city.

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“It’s very disgusting,” said Mustafa Drake, of Harlem. “It’s feces and everything all in the snow.”

“It’s really terrible,” added Nikki Stiller, of the Upper West Side. “It’s very unsightly.”

Some people say the problem is twofold: Landlords didn’t shovel sidewalks as well as they could have, and the city hasn’t cleaned the streets as thoroughly as it should have.

“I’ve seen them pick up the trash. On Saturday, they picked up the trash. But I really haven’t seen the street sweeper,” said Deborah Bass, of the Upper West Side.

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