Initially planned to take a week starting June 21st and rotate through the city as divided into 5 zones, crews took multiple days to get through zone 1 – which constituted the Ward or Southeast portion of Manhattan. Citywide cleanup efforts moved into the second zone on Friday, when they had initially planned to be entering zone four.
Assistant City Manager Jared Wasinger told officials at a Monday intergovernmental luncheon it’s become bigger than any spring cleanup in recent years.
Manhattan hopes to be through all zones by July 12 at the latest. In the meantime, Wasinger says that’s slowed work on potholes around town – but once limb and debris collection is finished, that crews will return to normal operations.