They’re sick of the stink.
Two state lawmakers are introducing legislation that would ban the de Blasio administration from parking city garbage trucks overnight along neighborhood streets.
Trash trucks have been stinking up 10th Street between First and Second avenues every night from 7 P.M. until 6 A.M. and all day on Sunday — ever since the city’s Department of Sanitation lost its lease on a West Side parking garage in 2018.
“Residents and small businesses on the impacted block have complained repeatedly about the terrible smell that accompanies the trucks,” gripe the Democrats who represent the district, state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan).
Residents are also sick of “the disruptive noise of sanitation workers starting around 5:30 am, and the reduced level of street parking for residents and restaurant patrons due to the trucks occupying half of the block’s on-street parking spaces,” the pols said.
“Primarily residential neighborhoods – whether in the East Village or elsewhere in New York City – are not the appropriate location for garbage trucks to be parked overnight,” they added.
Mayor de Blasio has promised to crack down on the trash trucks after residents and elected officials complained of the unbearable stench.
“Do we want garbage trucks parked on our residential streets? Of course not,” he told reporters in 2018.
Michelle Lang, 49, lives on E 10th and said her street is “disgusting” and “embarrassing.”
“It’s almost a joke now with cab drivers, we tell them to drop us off in front of the dump trucks. That’s how you give directions,” she fumed.
A mother of two teenagers, Lang added the situation poses a safety hazard.
“You can’t see the sidewalk from the street. The trucks create a wall, and not only does that wall smell, it’s unsafe.”
Hoylman said he’s sick of the mess and being pushed off by Hizzoner’s administration.
“It’s an issue everyone has raised with City Hall and it’s past time they acted. It’s a shame that we have to introduce legislation to get City Hall’s attention on an issue at the local level,” he told The Post.
“There’s hundreds of square feet of city-owned property in Manhattan. Taking up valuable public space with city-owned vehicles is unacceptable, and it’s even worse when they’re garbage trucks that foul the air, create noxious fumes and discourage small business.”
A spokesperson defended the department, dubbing the park job an option of last resort.
“In a city with a limited amount of space, DSNY uses all options at our disposal to care for our fleet. Street parking has been necessary to keep providing essential services to this area while we find a new garage space,” said Belinda Mager, Department of Sanitation spokeswoman.
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