No Pants Subway Ride NYC 2015

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People arrive in the Union Square Subway station at the end of the No Subway Pants ride 2015.

People arrive in the Union Square Subway station at the end of the No Subway Pants ride 2015.

It’s that day of the year. Several thousands of subway riders taking off their pants. It’s the annual No Pants Subway Ride in NYC! It happened not only in New York, but in several locations around the world.
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How New York City deals with snow

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People waiting for the bus on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, in the snow (2010 - Image Koen Blanquart)

People waiting for the bus on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, in the snow (2010 – Image Koen Blanquart)

New York City is getting ready for its first snow (and its removal) of the winter. As I was born in a country that comes to a screeching halt when cold weather hits, it’s impressive to see how New York deals with wintertime.

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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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I fail to understand!

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The Eric Garner decision leaves questions

I can't breathe - signs being held by protesters in New York City, refering to the last words of Eric Garner. (image: Dave Bledsoe, Flickr)

I can’t breathe – signs being held by protesters in New York City . (image: Dave Bledsoe, Flickr)

After this weeks decision by a Grand Jury in Staten Island (NYC) not to bring officer Daniel Pantaleo to trial after he choked Eric Garner, lots of questions remain. And I cannot believe I’m the only one that is looking and waiting for some answers…

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Eric Garner’s death – Grand Jury Decision today

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Eric Garner being hold by the NYPD. (image by Ramsey Orta - Time Magazine)

Eric Graner being hold by the NYPD. (image by Ramsey Orta – Time Magazine)

An african american man is stopped by the police for a minor crime. The Police is using force to hold him. The man dies. A grand jury has to decide on the indictment of the Policeman. This is not Ferguson, it’s New York City. It’s today.
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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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