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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.

In New York City, rent has been going up at nearly double the rate of family incomes. The result? As rents skyrocket, more and more New Yorkers find they can no longer afford the neighborhood they call home

Peatlands are wetland ecosystems that can store, on average, 10 times more carbon dioxide (CO2), the leading greenhouse gas, than other ecosystems. As such, the world’s peat bogs represent an important “carbon sink”—a place where CO2 is stored below ground and can’t escape into the atmosphere and exacerbate global warming.