Where Trash Makes a Stop in Brooklyn, Neighbors Want It Gone

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 exists now: a neighborhood ruled by the rhythms of a trash transfer station and the rumble of trucks cruising through the streets day and night.

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