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Posts made in June, 2016

Development of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

By on Jun 28, 2016 in Business, Real Estate, Tourism

Brooklyn Naval Yard Is Being Reborn The Brooklyn Naval Yard has been a foreboding scene for some years. New development promises to reshape and renew its demeanor. With shops, real estate and restaurants planned for development here, New Yorkers will soon be able to find a welcoming commercial district where there was once only industrial buildings. Formerly a military facility, the Brooklyn Naval Yard is surrounded by walls. These are coming down, and new building and renovation promises to make the area user-friendly, and a great place to both live and shop. Real Estate Development at the Yard Under the guidance of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, new construction includes the creation of a housing development called the Navy Green. Nearly complete, this $146 million project promises to deliver affordable housing and market-rate apartments, which will allow people to live and shop with convenience. Ironically, what promises to be luxurious and affordable housing is being built on what was once the site of the Navy brig. This will rewrite the history of the Brooklyn Naval Yard. Shopping and Food in the Naval Yard Scheduled to open in 2017, the Yard Commons will echo Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. This market has a resemblance to a department store, where people are able to choose from the wares of a multitude of retailers. A Wegmans Supermarket is also planned to occupy what was known as Admiral’s Row. The store will occupy 74,000 square feet, and it will meet the needs of local residents and draw new customers to the area. Although local residents have expressed fear that a grocery store will not materialize, the process of removing walls and concrete to allow for it goes on unabated. It is also anticipated that numerous storefronts and a food hall will open by 2018 providing variety and hard to find items. The plan includes a Russ & Daughters Cafe, a new Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory, and lots of unique restaurants and stores. Finally, it is worth noting that the Brooklyn Roasting Company will transform a former strip club into a respectable place for cocktails and dining. The List Goes On The work and expense needed to make these plans a reality is substantial. The Brooklyn Navy Yard...

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Recycling Polystyrene for a Healthy Environment

By on Jun 1, 2016 in News

The polystyrene industry asserts a recycling rate of approximately 12-percent, in accordance with the Alliance for Foam Packaging Recycling, but contains bits from EPS making, which are immediately reused. The fact is that it is more affordable and often simpler to produce polystyrene that is new than it really is to gather, transport and process stuff for recycling. The most immediate method for clients to recycle polystyrene may be to reuse it. It really is perfect for packaging materials, even though this process doesn’t perform as properly with coffee cups and forks. Packaging peanuts used and can merely be gathered again. Retailers occasionally gather rigid packaging and separated into small parts to used as loose packing material. Poly styrene that has been utilized may also be reprocessed in creating other goods to be used. The issues of recycling polystyrene and the advantages are a good example when we’re looking at ways to preserve resources and protect the ecosystem of the complicated problems that can appear. The remedies, as in the instance of poly styrene, aren’t difficult. But we cannot automatically duck the issue by looking at stuff that is alternative, possibly. Or does it break up in landfills. Even a pot that’s ceramic continues to use electricity to warm the water needed to clean considerably more energy to produce than a polystyrene one is demanded by it. There may be a savings over time, as it sometimes seems but the choice isn’t as noticeable. The polystyrene business continues to be working to make recycling the stuff more easy for customers. By way of example, the website of the Plastic Loose Fill Council may direct you for your nearby firm that accepts used packaging. Or it is possible to contact their “Peanut Hot Line” to discover where to consider loose EPS. Carrying truckloads of sunshine, cumbersome polystyrene to centers that are recycling is usually not economical. Recyclers have found approaches to compact the stuff to some measurements that were more manageable. Froth packaging is, considered by balers compress it and reducing the volume significantly. Still another strategy would be to use a solvent that is natural, limonene. EPS melts and concentrates and may itself be re-used. Compression uses warmth to...

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