You’ve certainly heard their carts clanking down the sidewalks of NYC, and maybe you’ve also seen them sorting through your trash bins before recycling day. These are NYC’s “canners”—people who collect […]
The Next Greenpoint Clean Up Day is This Weekend (8/12)!
Join the Greenpoint Chamber and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth for the third Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint clean-up day of 2017. This time, they’re partnering with the Newtown Creek Alliance to pay special attention to curbing […]
Free Lunch & Help Clean Up Greenpoint Today (7/8)!
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and Greenpoint Chamber are hosting the 10th Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint, their second clean-up day this year, on TODAY, July 8th. Street litter will be picked up in Northwest Greenpoint […]
Train Thoughts & Trash Talk — The Hook-Up 7/29
Though full-size G Trains are very much on the agenda for the coming L Train shutdown, here’s another thought: extending the E to run along the G track to take […]
Trading Waste For Abundance with Stevie Van Horn
“I love the trees in Greenpoint!” says Stevie Han Horn, 28, who moved to Brooklyn from Colorado in 2012. “Part of it makes me feel as though I’m in a small […]
The Horsemen of Gentrification Could at Least Bring Some Trash Cans with Them — The Hook-Up 11/6
Is “Greenpoint” becoming synonymous with “gentrification?” This week, Forbes spotlighted the decline of Polish businesses, and McSweeney’s did a McSweeney’s. Curb Your Litter is tackling Greenpoint’s abysmal person-to-garbage-can ratio with […]
Garbage, Garbage Trucks, & Zoolander: The Hook-Up 9/19
The Franchesca Mini Market between Eagle and Dupont has certainly seen better days. Not much word yet on what created the behemoth-shaped hole in the bodega’s storefront, but one tweet […]
Help Clean Up our Streets and Get a Free Lunch Tomorrow! (8/22)
If you haven’t already heard, Greenpoint was crowned NYC’s King of illegal dumping recently and that isn’t including the over 400lbs of litter that was picked up in the first Greenpoint […]
Trash Talk: CB1 is Pissed over Solar Compactors Coming to the Hood
If you thought the pilot composting program was good idea for Greenpoint then wait until you hear the latest news coming from the Department of Sanitation. The agency has officially […]
The Hook-Up – Rat Mites / Get Rich on AirBnB / Greenpoint Landing Park / Trash? NIMBY!
• It’s as disgusting as it sounds… rat mites (NY Times) • Do you think it’s total BS that North Brooklyn processes a huge amount of the city’s trash? New […]