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Mapping the Dog Crap People Leave on New York City Streets

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For years, this city has been ravaged by the Dog Poop Wars that have pitted neighbor against neighbor-with-dog. The War of 2008 laid waste to the bamboo of Cobble Hill. In the War of 2009, the garbage cans of Brooklyn were the casualties. Recently, Fort Greene residents have taken to using advanced tactics such as webcams to combat the most inconsiderate among them. All of this might lead you to believe that Brooklyn is the borough on the front lines of this battle, but according to an interactive map from DNAinfo that charts violations of the "Pooper Scooper" law, the Bronx is actually leading the pack with 252 violations in the last two years, four times as many as any other borough. Queens comes in second, followed by Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, with, incredibly, only three violations. Congrats again, Staten Island. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. had some harsh words for his constituents, telling DNAinfo, "Dog waste is disgusting and the people who do not pick up after their dogs are just as disgusting." And the great Dog Poop Wars rage on.
· MAP: New York City's Most Dog Poop-Filled Neighborhoods [DNAinfo]
· Dog Poop Wars coverage [Curbed]