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City Limits, Cole Rosengren. As midnight approaches, commercial garbage trucks rule the streets of New York. On a Thursday night in Lower Manhattan, trucks from five different companies can be spotted within as many blocks. Workers hang off the back on a marathon ride to pick up New York’s unwanted debris. The sun will be up all too soon and they have hundreds ...

New York Times , By Nikita Stewart and Mireya Navarro. When New York City planners unveiled maps charting a 73-block area in the Bronx to be developed with housing, they called it “Cromwell-Jerome.” But no one in that area seemed to know where that was. The city seemed to make it up, said Alvaro Franco, who lives in the Bronx and quickly organized protests after hearing about the development plans. ...

The Nation, Jeremy Brecher . Under banners proclaiming “Healthy Planet & Good Jobs,” thousands of trade unionists from 75 local and national unions, highly visible in their red, blue, green, and white union uniforms, joined the People’s Climate March in New York City last September—a quantum leap from labor’s previous participation in climate actions. At the labor rally before the march, AFSCME District ...

New York Daily News, Jennifer Fermino. Here’s a dirty little secret just in time for Earth Day — the city’s commercial recycling rate stinks. The amount of waste city businesses generate is nearly twice as high as previously reported — and it’s being recycled at a far lower rate, according to a study to be released Monday. The “Transform Don’t Trash NYC” coalition found ...

In These Times, BY Andrew Elrod. From Canarsie, Brooklyn to Lincoln Center, workers in New York rallied in support of a $15 minimum wage on Wednesday. The most recent day of action in the nearly three-year old Fight for $15 campaign included protests from racial justice activists and workers across industries, and ended with a raucous finale in Midtown Manhattan, where an estimated 10,000 construction workers took the streets ...

City Limits, By Sondra Youdelman. NEW YORK (April 9, 2015) – NYCHA residents and advocates from Real Affordability For All (RAFA) Coalition, rallied today on the steps of City Hall with elected officials, including, Council Members Ritchie Torres, Rosie Mendez, Mark Treyger, Rafael Espinal, Antonio Reynoso, Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Comptroller Scott Stringer, to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to set aside $100 million in ...

Hyperallergic, By Benjamin Sutton . It’s been six months since the People’s Climate March took over the streets of Manhattan, but the group behind some of the rally’s most iconic artworks is busier than ever. People’s Climate Arts, a collective of artists, activists, and organizers based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, formed in the lead-up to September’s mass demonstration. Since then the ...

Metro New York, by Chester Soria. A coalition of environmental advocates and neighborhood groups want Mayor Bill de Blasio to rethink the city’s trash collection policies, arguing that only 40 percent of the garbage collected from private business is actually recycled or composted. Members of the “Transform, Don’t Trash NYC” campaign launched on Wednesday want the mayor to completely restructure what private waste collectors do ...

City Limits, NYLPI. New Campaign Exposes Dirty and Dangerous Commercial Waste System With the renewal of the City’s sustainability plan, PlaNYC, expected later this month, advocates are urging the administration to include a waste reduction goal in PlaNYC. To mark the first day of Earth Month, the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition launched a new video, website and online campaign to ...

Apr 01 2015

WFUV, . Ask most New Yorkers if they’ve been woken up by the sound of trucks collecting waste in the middle of the night, and you’d likely hear a resounding “yes!” Gavin Kearney with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest’s part of a coalition called Transform Don’t Trash NYC. He says the city’s current “open” commercial ...