A downtown Brooklyn group that collects cash from businesses to clean streets has dropped tons of garbage at a high school for at least six years — leaving it for city Sanitation to pick up.There's a lot unexplained here. The DBP claimed it had permission from the Department of Sanitation, which said it hadn't given it--after first denying that the trash had been dumped. Whether or not it added risk--the Post said the trash wasn't inspected--the bottom line seems clear: this saved the DBP money.
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership admitted the dumping only after being told The Post had photos of trucks dropping mountains of trash bags at George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education HS in the Metrotech area.
The partnership runs three Business Improvement Districts, or BIDS, and collects fees from companies — including Metrotech developer Forest City New York. The partnership then pays the non-profit DOE Fund $1.7 million a year to collect and dispose of trash. The fund runs a “Ready, Willing an Able” program, which gives trash-collection jobs to the homeless and ex-convicts.
This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.