Mike and I have decided that people in NYC litter way too much. I am not going to blame just New Yorkers, because there are many non-New Yorkers here, but someone is making the city dirty, and enough is enough.
With the trash left behind comes the smells—or should I say foul odors, and with the heat of the summer, well use your imagination. Trash, odors, and heat, plus the fact that New York is on the water and there is food on every corner –– well, all this creates a less-than-ideal situation.
Then there are those nasty creatures who also occupy the island ––yes –– RATS. Although I’ve seen just a few scurrying about the streets late at night, or prancing in the subway, if there is one, there are a million, or actually eight million (potentially one for every person). I try not to think about it, too much. Rumor has it that rats will eventually become extinct in the subways. Better despise them while we can.
This is a city that makes a lot of trash –– a lot of people make a lot of trash, and a lot of businesses make a lot of trash. It is a fact, but people just need to stop littering and find a garbage can already. They exist on just about every corner. It’s up to us. Have pride in New York. Make an effort to keep trash in receptacles where it belongs. (And clean up after your dog too.) Let’s help keep beautiful NYC clean—PLEASE.
Thanks to the hardworking Doe Fund, our streets are cleaner. “Ready, Willing and Able”, the Doe Fund is an organization that gives former homeless and incarcerated men a job and a purpose. Through their diligence and dedication, these “Men in Blue” help to keep our city clean. For more info on the Doe Fund, visit the website.
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