Thursday, April 18, 2013

Guest Blog Post: Roomations

Get ready for this month's installment of awesomeness with me blogging over at Roomations, your spot for interior design inspiration. 

This month, I'm blogging about something near and dear to my heart... books. I'm sharing five simple steps to organize your bookshelves. Seriously, follow these tips and you'll have bookshelves that even Nate Berkus would envy. 

Read on and find me next month blogging about one of the most classic organizational pieces around. Sorry, you'll just have to wait until then for the full scoop! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Recycling Events


Grab your old stuff, and mark your calendars. Spring recycling season is here!

Between the events hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the New York City Department of Sanitation, you’ll find an event near you.

Happy Earth Day!

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Maria Hernandez Park – Knickerbocker Avenue between Starr Street and Suydam Street
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn
Habana Outpost – Fulton Street between South Portland Avenue and South Oxford Street
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Stop 'N' Swap, 10:30am-1:30pm
Forest Hills, Queens
Central Queens Y – 67-09 108th Street
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Melrose, Bronx
Landmark Courthouse – 3rd Avenue and Brook Avenue, Bronx
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Broadway between Manhattan College Parkway and Post Road
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event, 10am-4pm
Staten Island Mall
Parking Lot F near main entrance, 2655 Richmond Avenue cars enter at Marsh Avenue, turn right on the mall drive
Click here for full list of what’s accepted.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Stop 'N' Swap, 4pm-7pm
Far Rockaway, Queens
P.S.215 Lucretia Mott / W.A.V.E. Prep
535 Briar Place (near the Beach 25th A train station)
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Old Stone House / JJ Byrne Playground – 5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Poly Prep Country Day School – 9216 7th Avenue
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

NYC SAFE Disposal Event, 10am-4pm
Yankee Stadium – 151st Street Lot, River Avenue and 151st Street
Cars approach from 150th Street up River Avenue
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Upper West Side, Manhattan
Amsterdam Avenue between W. 74th and W. 75th Streets
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Earth Week Extravaganza, 2pm-5pm
Washington Heights, Manhattan
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood – 54 Nagle Avenue b/t Elwood & Broadway
Recycle clean and dry clothing and textiles, discover simple ways to go green at home and enjoy entertainment for the whole family. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Forest Hills, Queens
P.S. 101Q – Standish Road between Slocum Crescent and Childrens Lane
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Stop 'N' Swap, 12pm-3pm
Jackson Heights, Queens
P.S. 69 – 77-02 37th Avenue
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

NYC SAFE Disposal Event, 10am-4pm
Manhattan
Columbia University/Teachers College – 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
Cars approach from 122nd Street down Amsterdam Avenue
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Electronics Recycling Collection, 10am-4pm
Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan
14th Street Loop, enter at 14th Street and Avenue A
Click here for a full list of what’s accepted.

Do you know of any Earth Day recycling events in your neighborhood this spring? Please share details in the comments.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Organizing Tips Featured on Refinery29

Lotions, nail polish, and make-up, oh my! Organizing a mess of beauty products is no simple task, but it's one of my favorites to tackle. 

And I couldn't be happier that that fabulous folks at Refinery29, a cornerstone site for fashion, beauty, and shopping, are featuring my tips. 

Check out all the full story