These days, there are countless ways to act like an entitled jerk even if you don’t go around launching empty Turkey’s Nest cups into McCarren Park (pretty sure NYC squirrels are just paid actors anyway). For starters, Amazon Prime, Seamless, Caviar, and eBay have all contributed to a massive increase in packaging waste. But starting this week, if you live and/or order takeout food within the Greenpoint area, you can sign up for a new eco-conscious initiative that will help you hate yourself a little less. Patrons of two local restaurants will be given free takeout food containers that can be returned to the restaurant for reuse.
Speaking of trash, a good samaritan took the liberty of circling all the litter outside the entrance to Chase Bank on Second Avenue, near St. Mark’s Place. Drawing in chalk probably took longer than picking up said garbage, but it’s all in the name of art…right?
North Brooklyn residents want Manhattanites to stop treating Williamsburg and Greenpoint like a dumping ground.
The two neighborhoods are the location of 19 out of the city’s 58 trash dumps, which is the highest concentration in the city, according to the New York Public Interest Group. The number of dumps in Manhattan? Zero.