Perhaps you’ve seen these signs popping up in a few stations around the city. If you have, you’ve probably seen them covered in graffiti to the tune of “ARE YOU FRICKIN KIDDING ME?” and “TAKING AWAY TRASH CANS TO PREVENT LITTER IS LIKE TAKING AWAY MEDICINE TO ELIMINATE GONORRHEA.” The MTA has been trying out this program to cut down on the amount of trash and rodents in subway stations by eliminating … trash cans. The MTA claims this counter-intuitive measure has worked in other cities. Starting Sept. 2, they’re expanding the program and getting rid of trash cans in two Brooklyn stations (they haven’t said which ones yet). So do you think this will work? Or are you just going to throw your trash on the tracks?
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 […]