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St. Ann’s School Dumps Hundreds of Books On Clinton Street

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the adage goes. It started with a late-afternoon post to Buy Nothing Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo/Vinegar Hill. St. Ann’s School had just dumped hundreds of books in the trash. “Curb Alert: Close to 40 Clinton by the parking garage at 3:50pm Tuesday…Hundreds of books. So many good ones.” The post fomented […]

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Shred Fest 2018 at Cadman Plaza Saturday

Not to fear, it’s not a guitar contest. Organized by NYC Consumer Affairs, “shred Fest is a free paper-shredding citywide event that aims to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. At Shred Fest you can safely shred personal papers for free using shredding trucks and get free identity theft prevention tips.” The event begins at […]

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“Chip In” and Recycle Your Christmas Tree

NYC Parks are recycling Christmas trees at locations all over the city. The mulch will be used to “used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide.” Drop your tree during the week or you can bring your tree to Brooklyn Bridge Park or any number of  parks this coming weekend and take home […]

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Mettle: Documentary about People Who Collect Recyclables for Cash

Local filmmaker Andy Arrow recently completed a documentary called Mettle, about people who earn their living by collecting recyclables, and how they are “cited, or even arrested, for picking up trash from the sidewalk.” Arrow has a Kickstarter campaign underway to “raise awareness and to fund a premiere event.” Drop a couple bucks if you’d […]

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NYC’s Recyclable Universe Expands

The Brooklyn Heights Association reminds us that New York City’s list of recyclable materials has been expanded to include all “rigid plastics,” a category that includes: plastic bottles, jugs & jars, rigid plastic caps & lids, rigid plastic food containers (yogurt, deli, hummus, dairy tubs, cookie tray inserts, “clamshell” containers, other plastic take-out containers) rigid […]

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E-Waste Recycling Event at BBP

Do you have cables, old monitors and e-junk collecting dust? Did you, like me, lose your dependable iPod or other technological device this week in one of our many terrific rainstorms? Then take a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park tomorrow, where they’ll be holding an e-waste recycling event from 10-4 at Pier 1. Residents and […]

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Reminder: Electronic Recycling this Weekend

This weekend, bring out your dead equipment and drop it off at the First Unitarian Church, 121 Pierrepont St. They’ll be accepting your CDs, DVDs, VCRs, USBs and the like from 10-4 on Saturday, and 12-2 on Sunday. For more information call (718) 624-5466, or click here for a list of accepted items.

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Elmo No Longer Tickled

At one time he was on top of the show business world – a hit TV show, a must-have Christmas toy, an ice show and more.   Last night, Elmo hit rock bottom as evidenced by this photo we snapped on Cranberry Street.

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BHA, Churches Host E-cycling Event

The Brooklyn Heights Association, First Presbyterian Church, First Unitarian Church. Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, and Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims are sponsoring an E-Waste Recycling event on May 16 and 17. Full details after the jump.

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