Posts tagged "clean up"

This is where we sunbathed… 


Jacob Riis National Park. 

10 foot containers in the foreground. A 30 foot high, half mile long mountain of Rockaway homes lie behind. 


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with the City of New York to collect common household hazardous waste from flood-damaged homes in the New York City area.

The primary focus of this effort is now in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Residents of flood-impacted areas in these boroughs are encouraged to put waste products on their curbs for pickup, including: solvents, paints, cleaners, oil, propane tanks, batteries, petroleum products, weed/bug killers, car batteries, bleach and ammonia.

Through Sunday, December 2, 2012, the EPA and its contractors will drive the streets of impacted areas to pick up the household hazardous waste on the curb at each residence.

Please segregate household hazardous waste from other garbage and stack items in cardboard boxes or clear plastic tote bins for easy identification and separation.

For more information and to view maps where curbside pickup will occur, visit:

The New York City Department of Sanitation will be picking up white goods, such as refrigerators and other appliances, and will remove the refrigerants from refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. Refrigerants include chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons, which are greenhouse gases. These refrigerants will be removed from appliances by the city using EPA certified recovery systems before the items are crushed or taken apart for recycling.

The New York City’s Department of Sanitation offers updates at:

For more information, call the EPA’s regional public liaison, George Zachos, at: 1-888-283-7626.

Saturday November 24, 2012

1. Get on your bike! (via Time’s Up)

If you’ve been to the Rockaways, you know that the fastest way to get around the traffic jams of cars, volunteers, relief trucks, aid stations, and clean up crews is on a bike. So if you have the bicycle and the legs, join the Time’s Up Fossil Fuel Disaster relief riders this Sunday. The details:

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Bloomberg embraced! Yay!

A welcome 180 from “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns” 


On Saturday, November 17, Mayor Bloomberg thanked the National Guard troops for their help in Sandy relief efforts. (via NYCMayorsOffice Instagram)

1. Fall food crawl (via Food to Eat)

FoodtoEat is hosting a Sandy benefit crawl today from 12-4pm to get people to restaurants that need your business. Tickets can be purchased online or at a Evelyn Drinkery: 171 Ave C.

Sales go to a donation pot that will be split between participating venues and used for their recovery efforts.

"Food Crawlers" receive a map of the participating venues after they buy a ticket, and from 3-4pm everyone meets at Kafana for an "after party" including entertainment and a raffle. 

Buy your ticket online here.

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November 16, 2012

1. Tell Bloomberg what’s what (via Occupy Sandy)

At Noon TODAY FRIDAY 11/16, in front of City Hall, nurses, doctors, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals will go to the mayor to demand more coordinated action to rebuild our city’s healthcare infrastructure and care for the thousands of people hurting after Hurricane Sandy.

  • WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16, Noon
  • WHERE: In front of City Hall, 260 Broadway, Manhattan, NY

Volunteers in the field urgently need supplies and greater help from the federal and city government. These life-saving volunteers have told us themselves that they can’t fill the place of a real community health network, and are asking us to help get clinics, pharmacies and hospitals re-opened. We’re taking a list of those medical needs to Mayor Bloomberg to ask for the City’s help.  

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Hurricane Sandy debris on its way out of New York City. Thanks to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for all your help and for this photo.

Source: @nycmayorsoffice Twitter

Preach it. Sandy Sucks.


Coney Island and Rockaway


(via bringbacktheboardwalks)