Let’s say you’re setting up your new DIY Walmart office and you’re in need of some furniture, bulk items or surplus goods — say, maybe, filing cabinets or 16 pallets of Blu Italy water — and the ole stomping grounds of Craigslist and Freecycle just aren’t cutting it. You might want to try NYC Wastematch instead: the site is run by the city’s Department of Sanitation to help businesses and organizations get rid of their surplus crap and get it into the hands of people that can use it, usually for free or quite cheap. It’s a strange collection of mostly bulk goods on there: A quick survey shows right now you can get two of the aforementioned pallets of Blue Italy (like 70-100 bottles) for $85, an office desk for $25 and lots of other free things like office routers, fax machines and even computers. You won’t find sacks of Huslter Club passes on there, but you will help the city shrink its waste stream.
This year, we’ve learned that the most terrifying thing some people can imagine is a clown slowly stalking them from a forest. For others (me), it’s the thought of this election being stuck in a Twilight Zone-ish scenario that actually doesn’t end of Nov. 8 and carries on forever until the earth is mercifully swallowed by the […]
From the NY Post today: As residential buildings continue to replace parking lots and garages around New York City, finding permanent space for your car has never been harder. But drivers looking to buy their own space now have a reason for hope. The Parking Club, a renovated 130-space parking garage at 185-187 Pacific St. […]
The MTA has been talking around the idea of replacing the Metrocard for years now, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that they actually asked anyone to help them do it. And with such a fast-track plan to go Metrocard-free by 2020, even city officials are still raising a suspicious eyebrow. But hey, it turns out that one mobile fare payment […]