One of our favorite spring rituals is piling up e-crap like our rotary cell phones and the Mac laptop that’s been dead since we tried to millennium-proof it 12 years ago. Then we put it in the corner until… next spring. This year IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT, we tell you, because GrowNYC is just out with their spring electronics recycling dates in Brooklyn, and they include Park Slope this Saturday (March 26), Clinton Hill, Dyker Heights, Gravesend and Cobble Hill. They’ll take computers, stereo components, TVs, phones, and more (full list here) and it’s tax deductible. So bye bye, Fire Wire, whatever you are. BTW, anyone have a better deal for printer-ink cartridges than Staples?
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]