Park Slope Parents, "Your resource for raising children in Park Slope," announced recently that they'll be charging a $25 yearly membership fee for access to the site's Yahoo message boards, and the news has naturally upset a lot of people.
Entries in Neighborhood Concerns (3)
There was a rather animated board on Brooklynian yesterday debating Park Slope’s garbage situation. The trash on the street has become more noticeable recently, and everyone seems to have a theory to the cause and/or a solution to the problem.
Some place blame on demolition crews and car rental companies, some blame John Jay students, some blame the garbage collectors themselves. Others blame everyday Park Slopers of bringing it on themselves by purchasing too much bottled water and not bringing tote bags to the market.
The real reason is most likely a combination of all of the above. There also aren’t enough garbage cans on the sidewalk, especially on Sixth Avenue, and that probably contributes.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what the reason is. If you see a piece of trash, pick it up. If a construction crew or business is dumping garbage onto the sidewalk, call 311. Go to a Civic Council meeting and ask for more garbage cans. If you finish your bag of chips or bottle of Sprite and don’t see a garbage can to toss it into, hold onto it until you get home. If we all do our part to make sure that we don’t contribute to the problem, then we’re doing our best.
And while we’re on the subject, the year’s first Berm clean-up will take place this Saturday, March 28th, from 9:45-noon. Meet at the corner of Plaza and Vanderbilt; gloves and tools will be provided.