Saturday, October 08, 2011

Patch: Thanks to CM James and Forest City, some in Fort Greene to get rat-proof trash cans

Patch reports that 150 trash cans will be distributed in Fort Greene, thanks to a joint initiative by Council Member Letitia James and Forest City Ratner.

In August, FCR had paid for and distributed numerous cans in a limited area below Atlantic Avenue, assisting residents faced with a plague of rats--exacerbated by Atlantic Yards construction, many believe.

However, many people in Fort Greene have filed complaints with James. At the Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet last month, James raised the issue, and Forest City somewhat reluctantly agreed to talk about it.

Patch reports that the trash cans would go to "residents of S. Oxford Homes," which is not a formal name I recognize. Possibly it's Atlantic Commons. But it likely does not cover the full area where people were complaining.

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