• A secret millionaire with an MBA and a $1 million home in Brooklyn spends her days collecting cans for $20 at a time

    9 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The New York Post wrote a profile of Lisa Fiekowski, a Brooklyn millionaire who collects cans as a hobby.
    Fiekowski owns $8 million in real estate around New York City and has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
    She says it's a good way to keep active, but her neighbors and family aren't pleased about it.
    Lisa Fiekowski is a secret millionaire with an intriguing exercise routine: collecting trash.
    The New York Post wrote a profile of Fiekowski, a 60-something resident of Brooklyn's upscale Prospect Heights neighborhood.
    Fiekowski owns nearly $8 million in properties around New York...
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  • The quest to redesign NYC's garbage cans

    The quest to redesign NYC's garbage cans

    9 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Can a trash can change a city's culture of waste?
    There's a certain symmetry to the unusual way New York deals with its garbage. Unlike most other cities, New York has no regular alleys-a fact for which we can thank the planners of the 1811 street grid , who excluded alleys to cram as much usable real estate into Manhattan as possible. So instead of hiding our unsightly bags behind buildings, we put them right onto the sidewalk. Brutal honesty through street design. It feels apt.
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  • The New York Times's redesign proves journalism matters more than ever

    9 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The newspaper studied readers and prototyped extensively to find better ways to surface news and analysis.
    The New York Times is rolling out a new homepage , one that will show off the staples of its digital journalism: its briefings, the audio newscast “The Daily,” newsletters, and groups of stories that editors have chosen.
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