Politicker focuses on easing the draconian treatment of people caught with marijuana, which, great, but … why did it take 12 years? What a colossal waste of money and policing resources and disaster for people processed through the system.
Interesting to me was the long overdue new recycling facility that will open nearby on Brooklyn's industrial waterfront this spring. No longer will I have to remove all manner of plastics from my neighbors' recycling because they mean well, but NYC doesn't recycle well:
""We'll also take major new steps toward another important sustainability goal that we've set: Doubling the city's recycling rate to 30 percent by 2017. Under Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty's leadership, we've created a comprehensive plan to achieve that goal. It starts with making recycling easier for everyone – by putting 1,000 new recycling containers on streets in all five boroughs this year. We'll also make it possible to recycle more plastics.