Update: Judy Stanton of the BHA tells us that, despite what 311 is saying (that trash collections are suspended because of the need to clear storm debris) citywide, she has been told by the local sanitation garage foreman that there will be regular trash pickup here tomorrow. Bottom line, she says,” I think we will have pick-ups.”
This is just in from the Brooklyn Heights Association:
Our Wednesday Sanitation Service is proceeding normally. If Wednesday is your regular recycling day, put recylables out as usual. All trash should be put on the curb before midnight tonight to be sure not to miss the pick ups.
As I am sure you all know, Brooklyn Heights suffered very little damage during the storm. Some trees lost limbs, and there are leaves to be swept up, but we are extremely lucky compared to so many other parts of the City and region.
A few people have called to ask where volunteers services might be needed. I regret not having a long list but below are 3 suggestions:
1) The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has put out a call for help tomorrow with cleaning up debris left behind by flood waters which covered parts of the Park yesterday.
Pasted here is their request:
We could use a hand!
Wed October 31 | 9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm
Volunteers, please join us as we begin our Hurricane Clean Up. We will concentrate our efforts on the perimeters of the park, cleaning up debris left over from flood waters. Work will take place near Main Street from 9am-12pm and on Pier 6 from 2-5pm. Wear water-resistant shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
If you have brooms, rakes, and gloves, please bring them. While we have extras, we’re hoping that eager volunteers outnumber our current supplies!
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. And stay tuned for additional clean up opportunities in the coming days and weeks.
2) The Red Cross will deploy volunteers willing to commit to long shifts: Visit the Red Cross’ website to volunteer: http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=news_room_detail&news_id=606&jid=63321
3) Visit http://www.nycservice.org for a list of volunteer opportunities in the aftermath of Sandy. Or send an email to: email@example.com with your name, email address, and borough to volunteer in the coming days.
Lastly, tree damage should be reported to 311, preferably via their online service. Be sure to give specific street and building address locations when calling in conditions. The Parks and Sanitation Departments will be getting around to pick up tree debris in the coming days, but we know they are swamped by the need for damage control. You may also notify the BHA office at 718-858-9193 and we’ll cross check with lists we have already submitted.
Thank you. Judy Stanton, BHA Executive Director