On a recent walk with Juno I stumbled across assortment of shoes when I saw one poking out of a plastic bag laying next to the trash. I had been keeping my eye out for magazines in the recycling bins, so already had my eyes trained in this direction, but what do you know? Shoes… and all my size!
I didn’t choose to keep these space age high tops, or any of the other shoes. I took them up to try on and then placed them all back on the sidewalk in a link, so they were visible to others to pick up. By the end of the day, they were all gone!
However, in the past petsitting in Williamsburg has led me to find the following
- A Brand New Lululemon sweatshirt, that I imagine would retail for nearly $100
- The black North Face shell coat I am always wearing in pictures
- Theory t-shirt
- Banana Republic pencil black skirt
It is nice that in Williamsburg there is this reuse, sustainable culture. People place usable items on the sidewalk for others to take and use, rather than trashing them.
Following in the steps of Park Slope, composte collection bins have popped up in parts of Williamsburg.
On the occasion that I find other items that I do not want – for example these nearly new condition set of books – I take pictures and post them in the free section of craigslist. This way someone that may want these items can swoop in and take these home to read.
Books are one of the most especial items for someone to discover, full of stories, characters, and other world settings. If it weren’t for my preference to gain my literature over audiobook while I run and bike around the city, I’d have looked to pick a few of these up.