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The bill to taxpayers from the city’s botched blizzard response continues to go up, with the government being prodded to cover the cost of Washington Cemetery gravestones toppled during snow removal. Since Sheepshead Bites broke the story yesterday, local leaders are rushing to criticize the Sanitation Department, which piled mountains of snow against a fence…


In response to our story about the Sanitation Department toppling gravestones at Washington Cemetery, the agency issued the following statement: Unfortunately, during ongoing emergency snow clearing operations outside of the cemetery, the fence along the cemetery collapsed due to piled snow.  The Department is reaching out to cemetery officials to provide them with the necessary…


When residents demanded that heads roll after the city’s shameful response to the blizzard cleanup, they didn’t mean headstones. But that’s exactly what happened when Department of Sanitation workers packed load after load of snow and ice against the fence of Washington Cemetery on Bay Parkway, between McDonald Avenue and 57th Street. The metal gates…