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From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: I know of solar power systems that people can put on their roofs to generate electricity or heat water. Are there systems that serve whole neighborhoods? -- Lee Helscel, via email

The GVSHP gathered over 200 letters which we will deliver to Mayor Bloomberg, NYU President Sexton, local elected officials, community boards, and members of the NYU Community Task Force saying that NYU must abide by its commitments to seek locations outside of our neighborhood if it is to expand, and seek to re-use buildings rather than demolish them.  We need to keep that momentum going!

If you’ve been around long enough, stayed moderately active and somewhat lucky, you will have run into an assortment of interesting people who have left lasting impressions.  So this is a collection of memories covering political (and other) types that have settled in my head and now find their way on paper.

Step right up.  Come on in.  Pop-Up Shop is a traveling boutique and so much more.  Along with its fabulous sales— that includes consignment designer clothes, tween fashions, and handmade jewelry— but it also features consultations with fitness and medical experts. 

Every Sunday OSO of the Southhampton Inn will be throwing a brunch bash including DJ Derrick Reason, swimming pool, summertime cocktails, tapas and more.

Richard Aborn, first time candidate for Manhattan District Attorney, forged his reputation as the progressive candidate and in New York City that holds weight.   His supporters include the Working Families Party, the Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID), and the 504 Democratic Club, a New York City-based coalition of Democrats working towards inclusion of people with disabilities in the political and social fabric of society.

Is there any truth to the rumor about high levels of birth control chemicals being found in some cities’ drinking water? If so can these be filtered out?  

How can I recycle my old mattress if the place I buy a new one from doesn’t take it? What do mattress companies do with old mattresses when they do take them? Do they recycle any of the material?   

Help!  Coney Island is in peril!  The historic site, once a hedonistic playground and a haven for social outsiders, is now in danger of being debased to a collection of high rises.  The city’s current rezoning plan would allow towers up to 27 stories tall to permeate the heart of Coney Island’s central amusement district.  If this happens, Coney Island, once so full with charisma, would be reduced to just a caricature of its former self.

Free events for the week of June 8th!

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