Piles of trash from Sandy overtake part of Red Hook in Brooklyn

Posted at 10:52 PM, Dec 24, 2012
and last updated 2013-01-23 12:17:09-05

There are overflowing trash bags, dozens and dozens of paper and cups, and who knows what else is in the piles of trash on Van Brunt and Pioneer Street in Red Hook.

Red Hook mother of twins, Tracey O’Connell, had to navigate through it just to get to her home.

Some say the trash has been there ever since Hurricane Sandy hit and has seemed to double in size each week.

People who live on the block fear it is going to get worse before it gets better, and someone even spray painted a message to the city across from a bus stop, and bars, and shops.

One woman said “sanitation should pick up what they are getting paid.”

PIX11 reached out to the sanitation department.