NYC Sanitation Begins Winter Schedule

Known as “Night Plow,” Schedule Change Allows for Snow Fighting Preparedness; Normal Trash and Recycling Collection Times May Temporarily Change

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) began its annual “Night Plow” operations, on November 13. Night Plow enables the Department to respond promptly and effectively to snow and ice conditions around the clock. During Night Plow, a resident’s normal trash and recycling collection times may change temporarily.

The seasonal schedule assures that DSNY will have a sufficient number of employees assigned to work the night and early morning shifts and to operate essential snow fighting equipment in each of the city’s 59 Sanitation Districts. The two shifts are 4:00 p.m. to Midnight, and Midnight to 8:00 a.m. The day shift starts at 6:00 a.m. DSNY’s snow season lasts through mid-April.

DSNY has a frontline defense of 693 salt and sand spreaders that are dispatched prior to the start of the impending snowfall to salt arterial highways and bus routes. DSNY has a storage capacity for more than 300,000 tons of rock salt and 350,000 gallons of calcium chloride solution at facilities throughout the city. Once snow begins to accumulate on the City’s streets and highways, DSNY can deploy 2,300 plowable trucks to clear snow and ice. The Department is responsible for more than 19,000 lane miles of roadway in the City.

Read “Snow 101” for FAQs on DSNY snow operations.


November 14-28: Holiday Drive Collection


Congratulations to Rev. David F. Telfort

On behalf of the 35th Council District, I want to congratulate Rev. David F. Telfort on his installation last night as Pastor of the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. As you serve in your new capacity, I look forward to working with you to advance social justice.

David Telfort Installation

Free Mental Health Certification Course on December 6, 2017

Back by popular demand, we are offering a free mental health certification course on December 6th in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Thrive NY.

The one-day course will teach participants how to identify the signs of depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses to help connect individuals with mental health treatment. All participants will receive a three-year certification in Mental Health First Aid.

This will be your last opportunity to attend this training through my office this year! Reserve your seat TODAY by clicking here and completing the application.

Thrive Mental Health Flyer December

Filming: Monday November 13 (John Cale: Velvet Underground Nico)

On Monday November 13 2017 a Theater for “John Cale: Velvet Underground Nico” is scheduled to film scenes at the following locations:

Opera House LI Doors 11/13/2017 07:00 AM – 11/13/2017 08:00 PM 
319 ASHLAND PLACE between LAFAYETTE AVENUE and HANSON PLACE, Brooklyn (Interior Exterior)
Description: Loading pickups and deliveries in and out of the Opera House.
VTU Request: No


•  ASHLAND PLACE between HANSON PLACE and LAFAYETTE AVENUE • Street Side: East • Street Control: 1/4 Block

Permit# 382165

11/4 Event: Shooting Response in Fort Greene