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Rami Ibrahim loves the swings and the basketball court at Power Playground near his Flatlands home.
The Avenue N park’s litter is another matter.
“The basket is right there,” said Rami, 11, as he stared at the trash strewn nearby – a styrofoam cup, a Swedish Fish wrapper, a losing lottery ticket. “It’s not good.”
That’s true for the Community District 18’s overall park ratings: For the past three years, the area has earned the city’s lowest marks for cleanliness and general conditions.
The MTA’s recent proposal to cut down on litter by eliminating the garbage cans in subway stops may seem unusual, but Bensonhurst merchants are urging the city to learn the lessons of a similar ongoing experiment on 18th Avenue that they say has failed.