Winter Was Relatively Kind Sunday

Garbage collection resumes Monday

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    Garbage and snow in the New Lots section of Brooklyn

    Winter was kind Sunday, no deep freeze or blizzard, with relatively mild  temperatures and even some sunshine.

    But, typical for this harsh season, yet another storm is heading our way soon.

    Central Park reached 36 degrees during the day but by nightfall in the city, and  especially in Westchester County and other northern suburbs, temperatures were  headed for the freezing zones.

    But the real winter threat comes late Tuesday into Wednesday with another snowfall  that will possibly turn into a messy and freezing rain.

    That forecast will certainly upset a certain Staten Island block where a Good  Samaritan's snow blower was recently swiped, according to the Daily News. 

    Grandfather William Hebner, 67, made a habit of cleaning away not only his  sidewalks but that of his neighbors as well on Winter Avenue in the West Brighton  section, the paper said.   

    Elsewhere, as piles of snow still clutter city streets, garbage collection and  recycling are back starting Monday.

    The Sanitation Department asks New Yorkers who normally have garbage collected on  Mondays to place all their refuse and recycling bags curbside by Sunday night and dig out any bags and pails buried under the snow.

    Likewise the Fire Department would like residents to clear away remaining snow that  may be blocking fire hydrants.