No longer will you have to wait for those semi-annual E-waste roundups to dump your old click-wheel iPod or busted college-era microwave: as of April 1, all manufacturers such as Apple or Sony must take back your old electronics for recycling at no cost or hassle to you. The goal is to cut down on the 3.2 million tons of waste the country produces annually, 72 percent of which ends up thrown in New York’s already crowded landfills. Manufacturers registered through the Department of Environmental Conservation with information on where you can send/drop off your old machines for free. Get used to it, because by 2015, it’ll be illegal to throw electronics in with the regular trash. And just in case you’re a Luddite who stumbled upon this post, Brokelyn’s got you covered too.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
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 […]