Last week, NYC was hit by a blizzard and got 30 inches of snow. Because of all the snow, many garbage trucks were unable to pick up trash. And of course, after one week, it really built up.
There are two ways of looking at this. Things can get a little smelly and messy, sure, but according to the New York Times, the provess of picking up trash was very democratic. NYC Garbage Pickup Is “Egalitarian,” If Snow Plowing Is Not
On the other hand, garbage pile-up save one young man’s life. The 26-year-old jumped out of his ninth story apartment window, and landed on top of a week’s worth of trash, alive. NYC Resident Saved By Trash Bags in Suicide Attempt