August 12, 2012
Better safe than sanitary!
The NYPD won’t allow garbage cans near the 9/11 memorial because it fears terrorists could drop bombs in them — a decision that is rankling downtown residents who want more bins to hold tourists’ trash.
Locals say garbage has been piling up on their doorsteps since last year, when cops ordered the removal of bins bordering the monument at Greenwich, Albany, Washington and West streets.
“It’s not like we have no garbage cans at all,” said Pat Moore, a longtime Cedar Street resident and community-board member. “If someone wanted to drop a package or a bomb, they could use one of the existing cans. It doesn’t make sense.”