More syringes turn up on Gravesend streets

Gravesend residents say that more syringes have turned up after needles were first found littering the sidewalks on Monday. Tenants living at Avenue T and

BROOKLYN - Gravesend residents say that more syringes have turned up after needles were first found littering the sidewalks on Monday.

Tenants living at Avenue T and West 7th Street say they want to know who is responsible for dumping medical waste near their homes. They say the neighborhood needs to be cleaned up so that it's a safer environment for everyone.

The Department of Sanitation cleaned up the syringes on Monday and showed up again today to clear the trash. Workers say the syringes are likely used by diabetics and are not being properly discarded.

Gravesend residents find syringes littering sidewalk

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police are looking for at least one suspect 1 Police: 1 killed, 1 hurt in Canarsie shooting
Police say three men lead officers on a 2 Chopper 12 over police search in Brooklyn
A teen has died after police say he 3 Teen killed after attempting jump from train to platform in Brooklyn
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 4 Word of the Street: Best Job Aspects
5 VIDEO: Extended interview with Lu-Shawn Thompson

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE