News & Politics

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!

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.   

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