Andrew Merelis: November 2008 Archives

Bicycle Parking Available in Garage @ $10/mo.

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There are 5 bicycle racks available for rental to all of our residents who do not have a car parking spot at this time.

Each bicycle rack costs $10 per month, paid once annually on your maintenance bill. This is a great way to maximize the limited space in your apartment, and to avoid having to bring your bikes up and down in the small elevator.

Every rack can hold up to two bikes each. So, if you have two bikes, it's like paying $5 per month for storage and convenincne per bike.

Please e-mail the board at board@616east18.com to request a bicycle rack for your bikes!

Here is what the bicycle parking area looks like in the garage:

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New Recycling & Garbage Center in Garage

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Until recently, we had two regular garbage cans in our garage. Many of the items we accumulate in our cars and on our bike rides tends to be the reycleable kind... soda cans, plastic water bottles, paper plates... the refuse from our on-the-go lifestyles. Because of the convenience of throwing garbage out in the garage without schlepping it upstairs to the bins in our compactor rooms, a great deal of recycleables were mixing into the garage garbage cans.

A few months ago, a trial-run was started with recycling available in the garage, and our residents immediately began recycling their car and bike garbage.

Due to the instant success of this convenience, we have modernized the three bins in the garage to make permanent the availablity of in-garage recycling. Tony has decorated two of the three bins with large recyling logos. Signs point the way for paper and plastic. And all three bins have brand new lids that are attached permanently to the bins with string, to keep the bug problem to a minimum in the garage, and to prevent the lids from dissapearing over time.

Thank you to all of you who have so readily embraced recycling in the garage, now that it is so convenient to do so. Check out these two photos of the new "recycling center" in the garage.

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