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Real Uses for Plastic Bags

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Re: Adam Janos’s article on plastic bags (“Charging for Plastic,” August 29, page 1) I see no mention of an obvious point: don’t people use plastic bags to throw out their wet garbage? I certainly use the bags I get from the supermarket to put such garbage out and it is later gathered with other [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

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Due to the frequency and abundance with which Fairway dispenses their plastic bags, the store seems not to have received the memo on the merits of environmentally responsible stewardship. Whenever I do a moderate food shopping at the East 86th Street location, I reject the offer of using two plastic bags at checkout, when one [&hellip
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The Guggenheim needs YOU

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The Guggenheim Archives recently unearthed a piece of 8mm footage from their collection that was shot in the early 1970s and depicts industrial street scenes in the Meatpacking District and Hudson River waterfront. The grainy clip on the museum’s blog, at blogs.guggenheim.org, shows people walking in the street, a series of what look like trash [&hellip
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Beauty Booty

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A woman was arrested for shoplifting cosmetic products from a store on Broadway. At 7:55 in the evening of Thursday, August 15, a 30-year-old male loss-prevention guard told a police officer that a 33-year-old woman had removed sixty-nine assorted beauty products totaling $2,739 and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. The officer [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

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Upper West Siders debate proposal for a 10-cent charge on bags Every year, New Yorkers throw away 100,000 tons of plastic bags — a haul that can take up to 1,000 years to full biodegrade. Now, City Council members Brad Lander (D – Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D – Lower Manhattan) have introduced legislation that [&hellip
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Charging for Plastic

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Upper East Siders debate proposed tax on plastic bags New Yorkers produce about 100.000 tons of plastic bag trash a year — taking an estimated 1,000 years to fully biodegrade. Now, City Council members Brad Lander (D – Brooklyn) and Margaret Chin (D – Lower Manhattan) have introduced legislation that – if passed – would [&hellip
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To the Editor

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion West Side Spirit

Re: The Most Rat-Infested Blocks on the Upper West Side, Adam Janos, West Side Spirit, Thursday, August 22, 1023 In last week’s article on rats and the recent street tree pit pilot project, my office along with Community Board 7, NYC Department of Health, and NYC Department of Parks is sponsoring, the reporter does not [&hellip
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OUT AND ABOUT

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Friday August 30 For the Record The World of Kronos on Nonesuch Records, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Plaza Corridor Gallery, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 12 PM- 8 AM, free Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Season of San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet. “For the Record” features original album artwork, composers’ manuscripts and materials, [&hellip
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