Sanitation Now Acting Against Proliferation of Pink Collection Boxes on the LES

Posted July 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

The suspicious pink boxes began popping up around the Lower East Side sometime last weekend. We first noticed Sunday morning, when all of a sudden, the neighborhood was assaulted by a collection bin on nearly every corner. Each carries a stencil with the branding, “Our Neighborhood Recycling.” Now the Department of Sanitation is finally acting. This […]

Here’s How to Report Those Suspicious Pink Donation Boxes for Removal

Posted July 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

So, judging by a recent city statute, the onslaught of those ubiquitous pink donation boxes on the Lower East Side is most likely illegal. Regardless of who will benefit from the charity. According to the Department of Sanitation website, “Under Local Law No. 31 of 2007, the placement of publicly accessible collection bins on New […]

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Suspicious Clothing Donation Boxes Surface on the Lower East Side

Last modified July 1, 2014 at 12:48 pm

You may have noticed the rash of rogue drop boxes popping up around the Lower East Side the last few days. In just under an hour, we spotted no less than five pink collection bins (Ludlow, Norfolk, East Broadway, et al). Each donation box is stenciled with “Our Neighborhood Recycling” and “clothes shoes drop.” The […]

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Post Your LES Sandy Rescue and Relief Info Here

Last modified November 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

We’ve gotten a huge outpouring of people who want to help with Sandy relief and rescue efforts in the Lower East Side. Right now we’re operating with very limited resources so what might work best is if we open the floor to all of you. Please use the comment section of this post as a […]

Natividad Zirate Receives Tools from Good Samaritan

Posted June 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

For awhile there, Natividad Zirate was without his livelihood. More after the jump!