Red Hook residents look to reclaim trash-filled block

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RED HOOK, Brooklyn — Red Hook residents say an entire block near a park is off limits because it's covered in trash.

Halleck Street between Clinton and Henry streets has been covered in trash for more than a decade.

"Its so frustrating," said Craig Hammerman, the District Manager of Community Board 6. "We reach out to all responsible agencies and we get no action."

PIX11 reached out to Department of Sanitation who said: "This is a former street blocked with fencing and barriers, and has been for years. This is not a street Sanitation can access."

A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation said "Halleck street between Clinton and Court streets is a mapped street and titled to the City. The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation ordered a clean-up of the adjacent property but there were bankruptcy issues related to the responsible party."

PIX11 contacted the State Department of Environmental Conservation for a timeline for the clean-up, but has not heard back.

PIX11 News will stay on this story till the street is cleaned up.

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