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Tenants and Neighbors is a grassroots organization that aims to empower tenants by uniting, advocating for tenants rights, and participating on a local, state and even national level to preserve the at-risk affordable housing.  The text below is an email updating us on their progress.

From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
 
Dear EarthTalk: With plug-in hybrid and electric cars due to hit the roads sometime soon, will there be places to plug them in besides at home? And if so, how much will it cost to re-charge?

Rob Hollander is a community activist extraordinaire.  He recently emailed us links to affordable housing units in Chelsea, Midtown, and Ft. Greene.  Rent is such a hardship in this city, and never has it been as spotlighted as in these troubling times.  So if you are eligible I suggest you apply.


Has it really come to this?  The Working Families Party is holding a contest to find out which renter really has it worst.  Points that will work in your favor:  no heat, unsafe stairs, rusty water, rats.  Wow the winner must be so lucky….  Well at least they’ll have a month’s rent paid for so they can enjoy their hell hole.   


How does the microwave compare in energy use, say, to using a gas or electric stove burner to heat water for a cup of tea? 


As The SoHo Journal has reported, the Department of Sanitation's intent to build a massive garage to house garbage trucks on Canal and Washington Streets has been controversial, and fiercely opposed.  Here is a letter we received from the community group, Save Hudson Square, detailing the latest on their protest.  What do you think??
 
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
 

Downtown community activist and author of the blog, Save the Lower East Side, Rob Hollander once again shares his views on government regulation on development.  What do you think?

Important notices about important political events! 

The Working Families Party was formed by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists and labor unions.  They identify as a party of the people; their goal to build a society that values and advocates for all of its members. 
 

It’s safe to say that the fur industry has been hurt by the ongoing and very visible anti-fur campaign—sometimes featuring top supermodels—by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other animal rights groups.  How much they've been hurt though, that is hard to say.