New York City Electronics Recycling – Ecology, one step at the time

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new york city electronics recycling information

Information about New York City electronics recycling

European readers will probably not believe me when I tell we can throw electronics, such as computers and TV’S in the trash here in New York.  At least, it will not be illegal till this day is over! New York City has Electronics Recycling enforced now. It takes some time, but we are getting there, and the New Yorkers seem to accept the changes and their responsibilities towards the environment.

 

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Santacon New York: the other Santa

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Santacon New York Fighting Santas

Santacon New York brings out the best in Santa (Image by Alex Fitzpatrick, Flickr)

Some events in New York attract more attention from people trying to stop the event, than we can expect actual participants. Santacon is definitely one of these. The Santacon organization had to hire a famous civil rights lawyer in its defense, the transit systems into New York City changes their enforcement of alcohol bans for the event, and community boards in the city are looking for cameras and journalists to tell how much they dislike having the event in their neighborhood.

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Ferguson Protest in New York, Live Blog (November 25 – 2014)

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Ferguson Protest

After the Grand Jury decided yesterday not to indict the police officer in the Michael Brown shooting, lots of Americans and people in other countries had difficulties understanding how this was possible. In New York City, on top of that, we had an unarmed and innocent man shot a couple of days ago, so the verdict was felt here as well.
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Walking the dog, New York style

Most of us in NYC, and especially in Manhattan, live in tiny apartments. If we are allowed to have a dog at all, there are so many restrictions. Dog people who are also New Yorkers often end up without a loyal companion — but an outdoor company now offers the chance to walk a shelter dog in the woods north of New York City.
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Why I love the New York Marathon

Traffic in New York can be bad, or it can be worse. But the first Sunday of November brings true traffic hell to New York City. Streets, avenues, bridges and squares in all five boroughs close for most of the day, making movement nearly impossible for cars, trucks and buses. We’re happy to accept it, as the cause of all this gridlock is the New York City Marathon.

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Be New York!

When Patrick van Rosendaal arrived in the USA, he could not have imagined how drastically his life would change. It’s a common story in New York: People go through unexpected phases in their life, but choose not to give up their love for the Big Apple.

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