Brooklyn, NY 11211
Varick Ave. & Stewart Ave
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, and Ocean Hill
The Commissioner’s Citation was awarded to the men and women of Brooklyn District 3 who spearheaded collecting over $6,000 from Sanitation Workers throughout the Department for the proper burial of “Baby Destiny Hope,” the newborn baby girl who was found in the back of a collection truck in Bushwick this summer. Sanitation Workers Anthony Padro and Vernon Gonzalez found the baby in the trash while on collection duty and SW Frederick Johns was the driving force behind the fund-raising.
“Taxation without Sanitation is Tyranny”: Civil Rights struggles over garbage collection in Brooklyn, New York during the fall of 1962 by Brian Purnell