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Trash stops in Brooklyn run afoul of communities

Waste transfer stations affect daily life of communities; residents complain they can't open their windows

The Brooklyn Transfer Station on Thames Street has been the subject of a neighbourhood campaign calling for it to be closed.

New York

WHEN Diamond Torres was growing up in north Brooklyn four decades ago, drug dealers and prostitutes walked the streets at night and crime was endemic.

But at least she could open her window.

However bad the situation was years ago, she said, it was better than what...

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