Green in BKLYN’s B-Earth Day Celebration – this Sunday 4/20

Posted by Green in BKLYN On April - 16 - 2014 Add Comments

We’re celebrating our B-Earth Day (Earth Day and Green in BKLYN’s Fifth Anniversary/Birthday) at Green in BKLYN this Sunday, April 20th.  We hope you’ll be able to stop in and join us for a bit.

Green in BKLYN’s B-Earth Day Celebration – this Sunday, April 20:Lola Wags

  • 11am-1pm: Dog Lola Holds Court: Coming out of retirement for a little visit, shop dog Lola will be at Green in BKLYN to meet and greet all her besties! 
  • 1pm-4pm: MUNY Designs Pop Up Shop: Bohemian clothes and bedding beautifully designed in BKLYN and made fair trade in India, MUNY’s in the shop.
  • 4pm – 6pm: Reception for Wolfgang Ryan, Artist: Displaying “unusual illuminated objects cobbled together with detritus from the streets of BKLYN”.    
  • While Supplies Last: Local Treats: Free tastes of Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee, Mister Sister vegan and kosher fudge and Raaka virgin chocolate. Mmm!
  • All Day: Green in BKLYN’s Customer Raffle: Make a purchase of $5 or more (for Green in BKLYN’s Fifth Anniversary) and be entered in our raffle for all kinds of eco-friendly treats & treasures.  Just because.

Come in and let us thank you personally for supporting Green in BKLYN and for living gently on our lovely planet, Earth.

NYC SAFE Disposal Events

Posted by Green in BKLYN On April - 16 - 2014 Add Comments

NYC SAFE Disposal EventsThis Spring, the NYC Department of Sanitation is holding five SAFE Disposal Events (one in each borough) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products.

What to Bring:

  • Solvents
  • Automotive Products
  • Flammable Item
  • Electronics

Where & When:

  • Saturday, April 26th: QUEENS: Cunningham Park, Ball Field Parking Lot (entrance btw Union Turnpike & Grand Central Pkwy)
  • Sunday, May 4th: BROOKLYN: McCarren Park at Bedford Avenue (btw N 12th St & Lorimer St)
  • Saturday, May 10th: BRONX: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (follow Park Drive to the end)
  • Sunday, May 11th: MANHATTAN: Union Square, North Plaza (south side of 17th St btw Park Ave & Broadway)
  • Saturday, May 17th: STATEN ISLAND: Midland Beach Parking Lot (Father Capodanno Blvd & Hunter Ave)

For further information, call 311 or go to nyc.gov/safedisposal.

New Hours at Green in BKLYN

Posted by Green in BKLYN On April - 7 - 2014 Add Comments

Green in BKLYN is now open seven days a week.

NEW SHOP HOURS:

  • Monday 11am-7pm
  • Tuesday 11am-7pm
  • Wednesday 11am-7pm
  • Thursday 11am-7pm
  • Friday 11am-7pm
  • Saturday 10am-7pm
  • Sunday 11am-6pm

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Spring Electronic Waste Recycling Opportunities

Posted by Green in BKLYN On April - 6 - 2014 Add Comments

LESEC LogoThe Lower East Side Ecology Center has scheduled their Spring E-Waste Events & we’ve listed the schedule below. Their events are located throughout the five boroughs. And if you miss an event, you can always drop old electronics off at their E Waste Warehouse (in Gowanus, not the Lower East Side – information follows at the bottom of the events list).

The LESEC accepts working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and video gaming equipment.  They do not accept any household appliances including microwaves and other kitchen appliances.

Spring 2014 E-waste Recycling Events

Williamsburg Grand Street between Graham Avenue & Humboldt Street
Saturday April 5, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Greenwich Village 6th Avenue between Bleecker & Houston Streets
Saturday April 5, 10AM-4PM

Bronx Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway between Manhattan College Parkway & Post Road
Sunday April 6, 10AM-4PM

Jackson Heights 37th Avenue between 77th & 78th Streets
Sunday April 6, 10AM-4PM

Fort Greene Habana Outpost, Fulton Street & South Portland Avenue
Saturday April 12, 10AM-4PM

Upper West Side Amsterdam Avenue between West 74th & West 75th Streets
Sunday April 13, 10AM-4PM

Tekserve (Chelsea) 119 West 23rd Street between 6th & 7th Avenues
Saturday April 26, 10AM-4PM

Flatbush Food Coop Cortelyou Road between Rugby & Marlborough Roads
Sunday April 27, 10AM-4PM

Harlem Morningside Park, Morningside Avenue between West 113th & West 114th Streets (east side of Morningside Park, not along Morningside Drive)
Sunday April 27, 10AM-4PM

Astoria Broadway Library, 4020 Broadway between Steinway & 41st Streets
Saturday May 3, 10AM-4PM

Hell’s Kitchen Manhattan Plaza, West 43rd Street between 9th & 10th Avenues
Saturday May 3, 10AM-4PM

Cobble Hill PS 29, Baltic Street between Henry & Clinton Streets
Sunday May 4, 10AM-4PM

Bay Ridge Poly Prep Country Day School, 7th Avenue at the baseball field, south of 92nd Street
Sunday May 4, 10AM-4PM

Windsor Terrace Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, Prospect Park West between Windsor Place & Prospect Avenue
Saturday May 10, 10AM-4PM

Kips Bay East 33rd Street at 2nd Avenue (SW corner)
Saturday May 17, 10AM-4PM

Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd at 69th Road
Sunday May 18, 10AM-4PM

For more program and data security information, check their FAQs. And, if you have additional questions, call (212) 477-4022 or go to their website.

Missed an event? Drop-off 5 days a week! At the E-waste Warehouse:

469 President Street (at Nevins Street), Brooklyn
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 12pm-7pm
Saturday: 10am-4m

Quotable Quotes

Posted by Green in BKLYN On March - 13 - 2014 Add Comments

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy. ― Sylvia Plath

Quotable Quotes

Posted by Green in BKLYN On January - 5 - 2014 Add Comments

“A small and sinister snow seems to be coming down relentlessly at present. The radio says it is eventually going to be sleet and rain, but I don’t think so; I think it is just going to go on and on, coming down, until the whole world…etc. It has that look.” ― Edward Gorey

Quotable Quotes

Posted by Green in BKLYN On January - 3 - 2014 Add Comments

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. – Margaret Atwood

Happy New Year Everyone…

Posted by Green in BKLYN On December - 31 - 2013 Add Comments

“In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.”
Janet Rebhan

We will be closed New Year’s Day (1/1/14) & open again with regular store hours after that…

Quotable Quote

Posted by Green in BKLYN On December - 28 - 2013 Add Comments

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker

The Brooklyn Reader features Green in BKLYN

Posted by Green in BKLYN On December - 16 - 2013 Add Comments

The Brooklyn ReaderThe new be-all-to-end-all about BKLYN on the big old world wide web is a new site called The Brooklyn Reader, the First Online Destination for Brooklyn Residents.

The site launched TODAY (12/16/13) and includes information on local neighborhoods, entertainment, features and more (including subway schedules, police reports and weather).

The launch’s Face Time features Green in BKLYN (Face Time: Elissa Olin of Green in BKLYN) and shows a busy day in the shop.  We hope you’ll join us (online or on Myrtle Avenue).

We’re open through Xmas Eve (12/24/13) every day til 8pm (except Sunday, when we’re open til 6pm).  See you soon!