New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will start picking up trash on Monday to begin the process of cleaning up after the massive Superstorm that hit the city in late October.
Bloomberg said the city was going to begin pick-up operations Monday and start doing the work Thursday.
Bloomberg is scheduled to speak about the effort Thursday morning at a press conference in New York.
The New York Public Service Commission is expected to begin its own work on Monday, Bloomberg said.
The city will also begin picking up debris from the storm on Monday.
The City Council is expected Wednesday to approve a plan to relocate more than 200,000 people from New York’s flood-ravaged Central Park, which is about a mile from the city’s most famous landmark, the Empire State Building.
The relocation will begin Thursday.
The park will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and the park and recreation department is also expected to close Sunday, Bloomberg added.
New York will also start collecting trash on Tuesday.
The plan calls for New York to collect and clear 6,000 tons of garbage by Tuesday.