Angelo Bruno was a sanitation worker with New York City’s Department of Sanitation for 31 years. He retired this past spring. He and his partner, Eddie Nieves, did a StoryCorps interview recently; this excellent excerpt was broadcast yesterday on NPR.
I’m lucky enough to know both of them. Angelo was proud of his work and glad to do it well. I’m happy for his family’s sake that he finally retired, but those of us who knew him around Manhattan 2, the neighborhood he picked up (more commonly known as Manhattan’s West Village) miss him very much.