The Mysterious Case Of The Vanishing Trashcans

It’s been more than two weeks since at least two public trashcans vanished from prominent locations close to Brooklyn Heights’ Promenade entrances: one at the corner of Montague Street and Montague Terrace and another at the corner of Remsen Street and Montague Terrace.

Both of these receptacles were not only consistently packed with garbage along central corridors of the neighborhood, but were convenient for pet owners to contribute doggie dumps—instead of using trashcans belonging to area buildings. So we wonder… what’s the scoop?

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  • Dare

    Funny. There’re definitely fewer trashcans on court street. When you walk a dog along a regular court st route it’s v obvious.

  • Wiley E.

    Let’s ask Michelle Bachmann if Obama did it.

  • Gerry

    I am happy that the trash can on Montague Terrace has been removed and I suspect that it had something to do with a recent movie shoot that a number of things were taken away for the project and not put back.

  • Gerry

    I am happy that the New York Times and other newspaper vedor boxes are now gone and this filthy trash basket has been removed but only temporarily it will be back soon someone will get another.

    We work to keep Montague Terrace looking as nice as possible.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Gerry simply can not post without mentioning Montague Terrace. Amazing.

  • JoT

    I, too, have been dying to know where all the trash cans have gone. Also vanished? Cans at Henry and Pierrepont, Clark and Pierrepont, Montague and Clark…maybe next time Law & Order is in the neighborhood they could get Benson and Stabler on the case.

  • Willowtowncop

    Probably ordered removed by the same genius who thinks removing trash cans in the subway will lead to people carrying their garbage out with them instead of tossing it on the floor, which seems to be more and more common these days.