Tag Archives: Pests

New Yorkers Don’t Care About Cigarette Taxes

A few weeks ago, I posted about rising cigarette costs in New York. I asked people to weigh in with their thoughts, helpfully streamlined down to clicking a choice bubble. After giving nearly a month to respond, it’s time to view the results and problems with the system. Continue reading

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The Worst Noise in New York: It’s You!

A few weeks ago, we asked New Yorkers to weigh in on which of the many types of noise that New York has to offer makes you want to just give it all up for a quiet life or the … Continue reading

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Composting in Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Some pests can be a city garden’s best friend. Kenta Darley-Usmar, 26, taught children and parents how easy city composting can be at Hattie Carthan Community Garden’s Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 30. It took less than fifteen minutes to create … Continue reading

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Cut bus lines mean trouble for passengers

Bus lines are getting cut all over the city to save money, and the Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens neighborhoods are no exception. On a previous visit, an area resident mentioned that the B71, B75 and B77 had been cut. … Continue reading

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Cell Phones on NYC Subways: Advancing Mankind or Advancing Annoyance?

Transit Wireless, the networking company contracted by the MTA,  secured deals last week with AT&T and T-Mobile, and started laying the groundwork for cell phone service on NYC subways.  Within 2 years, networking will be available on 6 testing sites … Continue reading

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WISTERIA, Strangler of Trees

Dealing with unwanted plants in your garden can be a nuisance but imagine a plant life that actually strangles trees to death. Wisteria, one of a number of invasive species in Central Park, has a particular trait of wrapping itself … Continue reading

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Bed bug outbreak continues while life cycle controls other pests

Remember growing up when Bill Nye the Science Guy convinced you that every little thing about science and the life cycle was amazing? What a load of crap. If this “life cycle” phenomena were so amazing, how come New York … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Pest: Bookstore Lurkers

Instead of boosting the bookstore and magazine shop economy, a group of companies for which I may someday work, I, along with numerous others in New York, am what many shop owners and managers call a “lurker.” A lurker is … Continue reading

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