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Night Plow 2016-2017 Recapped

Sam Bronx, Chief, DSNY Life, In Loving Memory, Manhattan, Night Plow, Queens East, Sanitation Worker, Staten Island, Supervisor 0 Comments

Well its over(Night Plow). Now What? For some its going out of town and accumulating hours for those long summer ahead, for others its getting all your ducks in line to retire. Keep in mind that hours are always good but planning is in order(Saturdays and Vacation extensions), because even though you have them(hours) they can sometimes be hard to …


Is Winter Over?

Sam DSNY Life, Enforcement, Exam, Holiday, In Loving Memory, New Jacks, Night Plow, Retirement 0 Comments

Not quite! Its too early, no rest for the weary. NYC saw some bad storms in the past in March, there were some doosies but the chances are slim if NYC gets hit with a big one this year, but you never know. Snow Supers rejoice! 21.0” on March 12-14th, 1888 18.1” on March 7-8, 1941 Congratulations to the class …


Murphy’s Law Collection Edition

Sam Cleaning, Collection, Enforcement, Night Plow, Sanitation Worker, Weather 0 Comments

They Missed My Stop. One of my early days as a Supervisor I was assigned to the field, not knowing what I was doing I noticed a bunch of stops still out before lunch, I go in and speak with the crews having their lunch, their answer to this problem was “Late putout”, I never heard this before(I worked mostly …


Mock Snow Storm DSNY Family Weekly V47

Sam Armed Forces, In Loving Memory, Medical, Night Plow, Weather 0 Comments

Training, training and more training. There’s no more fun than training for snow on a sunny day, but necessary, yeah! I said that. I always thought this was a good idea, over the years it has improved mainly because it gets some of the problems solved before they’re a problem during that most important first storm of the season. Why …


Night Plow 2016-2017 DSNY Family Weekly V45

Sam DSNY Life, Night Plow, Supervisor 0 Comments

This is it, last weekend before Night Plow, ENJOY! Safety Sleep Safety Rest Safety Stay Alert Safety Safety Sleep Safety Related articles Over 2000 people tap dance for a successful Winter Olympics Wash the car today, as soon enough, you’ll be brushing off the snow It’s official: winter has arrived in the Alps – here’s where it’s snowing Giant snowballs …


Sundays DSNY Family Weekly V43

Sam DSNY Life, In Loving Memory, Manhattan, Night Plow 0 Comments

Security in the hell likes working Sundays, I didn’t! In most cases this was the only day in the week where the whole family would get together and you can’t get those moments back especially if you have young children. But wait a minute, we could always use some help in paying bills and could use the money that working …


Chiefs DSNY Family Weekly V41

Sam Chief, DSNY Life, Medical, Night Plow 0 Comments

My first experiences with this group was working in the snow room in Operation for night plow(1996-1997) before getting promoted, and that experience guided me in my perception of them through out my career. Somethings you might not know about this group. They put on their pants the same way everybody else does(well most of them), one leg at a time. Believe …


8-4 Garage Supervisor DSNY Family V34

Sam Chief, DSNY Family Memes, DSNY Family Weekly, DSNY Life, DSNY Video, Equipment, Events, History, Holiday, In Loving Memory, Night Plow, Supervisor 0 Comments

This is the cream of the cream(not all the time)oops that I say(write) that out loud. I think I was in the middle when it came to skills, saw better and worst than me. But arguably one of the most important jobs, sometimes the most important. Its more like an office manager in a big corporation plus equipment, the task …


Routes DSNY Family Weekly V30

Samuel DSNY Family Poll, DSNY Life, Medical, Night Plow, Retirement, Sanitation Worker 0 Comments

Have to love them routes 🙂 Yeah, have to love some these routes, just makes you wonder who made them up. Well guess what you did or at least some of you did. There’s never an easy answer but it does take some work getting the routes in an order that won’t get you killed and completed at the end …




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