New Yorkers throw tons of trash out everyday and New York City is making it easier to recycle clothing and electronics through two programs. The city now gives buildings that participate in its programs special bins where residents can drop off their clothing or electronics to be picked up by the Department of Sanitation. The clothing people drop off, meanwhile, will be donated. By 2015, it will be illegal to throw out electronics in the regular trash. The program is free!! To learn more about clothing recycling click here and electronics recycling here.
Bye Bye, After 25 years of providing theater showtimes and tix over the phone, Moviefone will soon no longer be taking calls. “Hello, and welcome to Moviefone! The 777-FILM numbers will no longer be in service in the near future,” says the current recording at the numbers. Callers are directed to download the Moviefone app for the iPhone or iPad: LINK
WQXR, New York’s only classical station, announced the first-ever WQXR INSTRUMENT DRIVE. The WQXR INSTRUMENT DRIVE will take place from March 28 – April 7 and aims to collect at least 1,000 instruments. Held in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Sam Ash Music Stores, and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, the initiative will invite people throughout the New York City metro region to donate their gently used musical instruments, for distribution to music programs at Title I New York City public schools and community music programs.
Donors will be able to bring their instruments to drop-off locations in all five NYC boroughs, Westchester, Long Island and Northern New Jersey. Once the instruments are collected, Sam Ash Music Stores will assess and refurbish them before they are distributed. Donate your instrument and change a life. Pass it on. Use the hashtag #GiveMusicNYC on Twitter and Instagram.
It’s never too early to start looking for a summer job and The Alliance for Coney Island is taking applicants for all sorts of jobs at Coney Island this summer. Today, March 4 and Tomorrow Thursday, March 6, the Alliance for Coney Island will be hosting job screening events, the time and location of which will be given to you after participating in their pre-screening. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation indicating successful registration completion, please try to register again or send us an e-mail.
It’s National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving them away for the ninth year in a row. But just for Tuesday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. In exchange for a free short stack, the company is asking customers leave a donation for its charities – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Cleanly, a new laundry and dry-cleaning delivery service powered through a mobile app that its creators are planning to roll out on the Upper East Side next month. Customers create profiles that keep their credit card information on file. When they want their laundry done, they fill out a form in the app and a Cleanly employee stops by to pick it up. A customer can schedule a pickup for as soon as two hours in the future. You also have options to the app, so customers can choose to have their laundry washed at a certain temperature, separated by color or cleaned with organic products. After the success of the pilot program, they are ready to expand. They are currently working through the approval process to sell their app through the Apple store. Once that’s in place, they plan to launch their first full program on the Upper East Side toward the end of March. Anyone with a local zip code and an iPhone will be able to sign up for the service, which will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Eventually, they hope to operate in every New York City neighborhood. LINK
Amtrak is looking to offer writers “FREE TICKETS” In return, they ask the writers to mention Amtrak on social media tweeting at the train company with the hashtag AmtrakResidency. There is no real application process as of yet. Since the “test program” was set up through Amtrak’s social media team. So far, there have been hundreds of tweets despite the fact that Amtrak hasn’t formalized the program. It’ll be interesting to see, once Amtrak moderates a buzz. Stay Tune! LINK