One of the major barriers to getting rid of stuff is that it’s not always easy to figure out what the heck to do with it all.
If you throw away reusable items, you’re being wasteful. If you stick your things out on the curb with a “Free! No Bedbugs!” sign, there’s a chance the landlord or super will get mad — and an even bigger chance that nobody will believe that the stuff is, indeed, safe to take (making you both wasteful and a litterer), so that’s out.
The ethical and logical action to take with reusable items is obviously to donate it all, and we want to make that as easy as possible for you. Below is some information to help make donation easy, complete with contact information for who can come pick up your items and briefs on what each charity wants and where they are.
What are your favorite donation spots? Together, we can get this done right while clearing the way for a deep-clean in the spring.
Public Advocate Letitia James’s annual “Worst Landlord Watchlist” went live Monday — but is it helpful, or libelous?
Since Monday evening, there have been three unusual and disturbing shootings in Brooklyn.
A man shot into a crowd of people inside the Utica Avenue A/C subway station in Stuyvesant Heights during rush hour Tuesday evening. It was not a terrorist attack, but those who witnessed it may have thought it was, coming just days after events in Paris.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will be hosting a public forum on Verizon FiOS’ Brooklyn rollout Tuesday, allowing residents and business owners to air their concerns in regards to the service.
Looking for a way to give to people beyond your friends and family this winter? Brooklyn has no shortage of opportunities to get involved and give back to the community. The list below is just a few of the many, many ways to do so, be it through clothing donations, empowering youth or adopting a pet.
And many of these opportunities here are year-round, so you can keep giving even after the holiday season is over.
If your only source of information was the New York Times real estate section, you’d know that Brooklyn families are constantly thinking about one thing: should we leave?
In honor of Brownstoner’s Steel Anniversary, we asked a number of longtime Brooklynites — from borough bigwigs to longtime Brownstoner readers, in neighborhoods from Cobble Hill to Flatlands — for their thoughts on how Brooklyn has changed since the site was founded in 2004.
Here’s their take on gentrification, Brooklyn’s international reputation, the real estate market, Atlantic Yards and more.
Allison and Matt Robicelli, lifelong Brooklynites known for their creative cupcakes (chicken and waffles, anyone?) and Cronut-level novelties like Nutellasagna, are closing up their Bay Ridge shop and moving their family to Baltimore.
It’s pretty much a no-brainer that if humanity ever morphs into a race of flesh-hungry zombies, they’ll come to Brooklyn first.
A non-service-animal pet was present in a Park Slope food shop on Tuesday, a Chinese takeout spot in Red Hook has received a C grade, and a homeless encampment was reported on Gates Avenue in Bushwick, according to a comprehensive new tool that lists subway changes, rat problems and water leaks.
Created by the City of New York and Vizalytics Technology, neighborhoods.nyc is a public mapping of 311 complaints.