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Old 05-10-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Why aren't there any?!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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this my hunch. for about 15 blocks 6th is nothing but tall skyscrapers from the Verizon bldg at 41 street to that bldg with the Ziegfeld theater at 55th street

perhaps they don't want the cans out in case of a storm with heavy winds as the tall skyscrapers can cause a vacuum effect and knock the cans over or send them flying, causing a hazard for pedestrians and oncoming traffic

or maybe since that is the westward part of Rockefeller Center, for some reason trash cans are viewed as an eyesore for such an internationally known tourist destination and they want to keep it free of trash cans? there aren't many informal eating establishments on 6th on that stretch where people would be coming out to throw away used condiments; instead it's mostly office entrances or upscale eateries

that's all i can think of
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Deep Inside Goldman Sachs' Sphincter
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-"Finally, someone shows some appreciation!"
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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NBC, CBS, EXXON MOBIL, TIME LIFE, MICROSOFT, FOX NEWS, and the HILTON don't think it does much for a corporate image to have smelly garbage cans in front of their billion dollar towers.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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what i was thinking of, just had difficulty saying it like the Kefir King
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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remember the old McGraw Hill bookstore at 1221 6th Avenue between 48th and 49th? I used to love that place. from 1977 to 1993 i used to hang out in there. they had a restaurant called Beanstalk on the part where you came down the stairs from the street. those 3 towers between 47th and 50th streets (1211, 1221 and 1251) all looked like shorter versions of the WTC

I will never forget i met John Beluschi on W 49th street in front of the infamous World Theater between 6th and 7th on Columbus Day 1978 when i was a teenager. shook hands with him, we told him we saw Animal House recently and he told us to see his next movie
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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NBC, CBS, EXXON MOBIL, TIME LIFE, MICROSOFT, FOX NEWS, and the HILTON don't think it does much for a corporate image to have smelly garbage cans in front of their billion dollar towers.
Is it better to have garbage all over the place on the ground? This is ridiculous. There is nowhere to throw anything out.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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perhaps this is the kind of frustration the corporations want to breed in you, so you will refrain from passing thru there with anything disposable. or maybe not. who knows?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Is it better to have garbage all over the place on the ground? This is ridiculous. There is nowhere to throw anything out.
In the nicer parts of town one is expected to EAT his garbage.


I DO have a conspiratorial theory though: All of these towers were given IMMENSELY valuable zoning changes if they put in Public Space for us plebes to enjoy. BUT the corporations really don't want anyone hanging around so they make things as difficult as possible and unpleasant as possible.

The public might want to enjoy a sandwich so they get rid of the tables and the trash containers and spread mud on the seats.
Voila, NO PUBLIC! Mission Accomplised.


I think OWS should go from one tower to the next and stage a sleep-in. "That'll Larn 'em."
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