From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: E-Waste Recycling (& Raffle)


This comes courtesy of Artineh Havan, who heads the Grand Street Business Improvement District. She writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I hope that you are well.  We would greatly appreciate it if you could include a public service announcement about our electronics recycling event (in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center) on Grand Street between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street this Saturday, April 5th from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.

As you know, if put in the trash, these items end up in landfills, leaching toxins into our ground water.

A list of acceptable working and nonworking electronics is below or here:

• Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
• Tablets and E-readers
• Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
• TVs, VCRs, DVRs, & DVD Players
• Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
• Portable music players
• Audio-visual equipment
• Video-games
• Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
• Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)

In addition, participants can be entered into a raffle to win a MacBook Air courtesy of TekServe.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.


From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Holiday Window Display Competition & Night Out

On December 4th I wrote (in this post regarding the Big BK Toy Drive):

…What if I cannot attend tomorrow’s event?

You ask? NO PROBLEM! There are a number of toy drop-off locations where you can make a donation (which are being accepted through December 16th!). Follows are a few:

Now without further ado here it is!

Ms. Havan writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

As previously mentioned, we are so excited about our holiday event this year…For the first time, we have asked local art students to design window displays for eight of our businesses.  We are inviting the community out on Thursday, December 13th from 6 to 8:30 pm for their debut:  to walk around, enjoy refreshments, and vote for their favorite window.

For voting for the best window, everyone will be entered in a raffle to win great prizes.  The best window will also win a prize.  We will also have Santa and Carolers as well as a Holiday Scavenger Hunt.

I have attached our poster, postcard (both back and front) and e-flyer.  Kindly mention it if you have the space.

Gladly! This sounds like some serious fun folks— so mark your calendars and check it out!

Holiday Window Display Competition & Night Out (courtesy of the Grand Street Business Improvement District)
December 13, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Grand Street between Union Avenue and Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211 


From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Grand Street Walks!

July 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A very nice fellow from the Grand Street Business Improvement District* writes:

My name is Jaime Paniagua, I am with the Grand Street Business Improvement District. On July 14th & 21st the Grand Street BID will be hosting a Weekend Walk Block Party. Is it possible for you to add the Weekend Walk Block Party to your webpage?

True confession time: Yours truly L-O-V-ES Grand Street! So naturally I am more than happy to oblige Mr. Paniagua’s request. You can learn more about these block parties and the Grand Street “BID” in general by clicking here or perusing their Facebook page. Check it out!

Weekend Walk/Block Party on Grand Street
July 14th & 21st 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Street between Manhattan Avenue & Union Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

*Whose head honcha (I mean this in the nicest possible way), Artineh Havan, was recently sworn in as a Community Board 1 member. Not only is she a very nice lady, but one of her goals is to reopen the tunnel from the Lorimer Street stop of the L train which provides egress for subway patrons to Grand Street. There is one— and not only does Ms. Havan want it accessible to the public (again) but I do too. Let’s make it happen, north Brooklynites!

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