New York state’s plastic bag ban is now in effect, with limited exceptions. Bring your own bags, or pay 5 cents for a paper shopping bag (EV Grieve)
The city is taking down over 3,000 aging public pay phones. Some will be replaced by revenue-generating LinkNYC kiosks (Gothamist)
The MTA is reminding New Yorkers to stay home when you are sick (press release)
The Bronx is getting two newly built YMCAs: One will be at the new La Central development at The Hub in Melrose, and the other in the neighborhood of Edenwald (Welcome2thebronx)
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