Alfred G. Evans is in his fifties, on disability, and lives with his mother in public housing. Evans spends his days picking up everyday objects from around his neighborhood to create mini golf courses, right next to the entrance to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Schneider, based in Westchester, is the founder of Pilots To The Rescue, a nonprofit that recruits volunteers to fly animals facing euthanasia to no-kill shelters, foster homes and adoption centers across the U.S.
The organization, which Schneider started last year after finding 10 puppies dumped in a roadside ditch, saves about 500 animals annually.
So far, Schneider has raised $50,000 dollars for Pilots to the Rescue. He said he hopes “to create more awareness” about the four million animals euthanized in the U.S. every year.
Masjid-Al-Aman is a mosque that sits near the border of Queens and Brooklyn in East New York, and offers prayers five times a day. But some residents say the mosque’s azan, or call to prayer, is a nuisance—neighbors have filed 156 noise complaints against Masjid-Al-Aman.
Trash may not be treasure, but it can be groceries.
The United States Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency announced plans this year to halve food waste by 2030, but dumpster divers – also known as freegans – have been eating away at food waste for decades.