Weather Alert(1)!
"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening... * locations...eastern Essex...Union...and Hudson counties in New Jersey...and New York City and Long Island in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 6 to 8 inches with isolated higher amounts. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times until 4 PM...tapering off late this afternoon into this evening. * quarter to one half mile at times. * the lower to mid 20s. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions due to falling temperatures and Road icing...greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Some blowing and drifting snow is possible late this morning through this afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. -- Thursday Mar.05 15,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


NYC Recycles Mailers Make Their Way to Long Island

Nature & Weather, Local News

New York City's expanded recycling program mailers end up on Long Island. An effort to reduce waste appears to have created more waste.

The New York City Department of Sanitation is responsible for waste collection and disposal for the City – it does not make its way to Long Island to also collect trash and recyclables – but, somehow the City’s expanded recycling program mailers have been distributed to at least three Suffolk County towns, according to reporting from the New York Daily News.

Ironically, an effort seeking to reduce waste has caused more waste with the recycling program mailers reaching some residents of East Patchogue, Bellport and Middle Island.

According to reporting from the New York Daily News, the City Sanitation Department spokesman Vito Turso indicated many of the mailings that went out to Long Island were for New York City property managers with primary addresses on Long Island. He also added that the mailings to Long Island residents were a “small number.”

While the mailers were meant for New York City residents, at least now when Long Islanders make their way into the City, they will be more familiar with the expanded recycling program.

[Source: New York Daily News.]

Pictured is one of the program's flyers, which was received by Suffolk County resident Chris Simione. Photo courtesy of Chris Simione.



edonohue Jul 03rd, 2013 02:53 PM

I got one too, thought it was weird, and I'm not in Suffolk - south shore, Nassau County.

Tina Bassett Jul 04th, 2013 01:11 AM

I received one as well. I don't visit the city often and I'm not on any mailing lists so I was confused. I'm in Suffolk.

Eunice White Jul 15th, 2013 07:38 AM

Weird. That had to cost a lot of money to send out ones to an area that i not even going to take part in the program. Waste!

Add your comment...


Join Our Weekly Newsletter

Sign up for a free weekly newsletter covering things to do, hottest local headlines, and everything Long Island! Read more here or enter your email to signup.

     Newsletter Archive
Advertise With Us
Open Feedback Dialog