Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Plumbing Supplies Depot And New York City Celebrate Earth Day

April 19, 2012

Sunday will be the 42nd annual Earth Day celebration which is observed each year on April 22; Come celebrate Earth Day New York at Grand Central Station EARTHFAIR Indoors Grand Central Terminal this Thursday Friday Saturday – EARTHFAIR Outdoors Grand Central Terminal and EARTH DAY in Times Square Friday, April 22nd 11:00am to 5:00pm. show your appreciation for the environment.  Plumbing Supplies Depot,, a global leader in plumbing, environmental plumbing and plumbing news, announced that on 22 April, Plumbing Supplies Depot joins people around the world to celebrate Earth Day 2012. The Plumbing Supplies Depot goal is to promote a healthy environment and a peaceful, sustainable world by spreading environmental awareness. We must continue our work to ensure that each new dawn, the sun shines through clear skies and upon clean waters and all our families enjoy the blessings of good health. According to Hector Hernandez, Environmental Conservation Consultant of Plumbing Supplies Depot, “Water is the biggest environmental issue we face in this century in terms of both quality and quantity. Since its passage, the ‘Clean Water Act’ has dramatically increased the number of waterways that are once again safe for fishing and swimming; despite this great progress in conserving water resources, we must still restore and protect our nation’s waters for present and future generations.” Efficient water use can have major environmental, public health, and economic benefits by helping improve water quality, maintain aquatic ecosystems, and protect drinking water resources. Efficient use of water through behavioral, operational or equipment changes, if practiced broadly can help mitigate the effects of drought. Efficiency measures can also save the homeowner money of water and sewage bills. Plumbing Supplies Depot maintains that homes with high-efficiency plumbing fixtures save about 30% of indoor water use and yield substantial savings on water, sewer, and energy bills. Consider repairing all leaks. Dripping faucets and leaky toilets can waste 200 gallons of water per day. Plumbing Supplies Depot offers an entire line of products and information to conserve water. Earth Day 2012, belongs to the public. Americans are gearing up to plant trees, clean up their communities, launch waste reduction programs, stage displays, parades and workshops. Keep America Beautiful. Be Environment Friendly. Celebrate Earth Day and every day the coming year.

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Plumbing Supplies Depot Celebrates National Fix-A-Leak Week

March 9, 2012

Plumbing Supplies Depot, is a leading North American plumbing distributor of New York City reminding everyone to check for water leaks inside their homes and businesses during national Fix-A-Leak week, 12-18 March 2012. Fix-A-Leak Week is part of the  US Environmental Protection Agency  Water Sense program. “Fixing leaks is one of the easiest ways consumers can save water,” said Scott Mann of PSD. “Simply repairing a leak can save more water than replacing plumbing fixtures or making lifestyle changes to reduce water consumption – and it is usually a whole lot easier and less expensive.”

According to Water Sense, an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks. Nationwide, it is estimated that more than one trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year. These leaks can significantly and unnecessarily increase water bills. In a recent interview, Scott Mann said “to determine if there is a leak inside a home or business, customers should check their water meter at a time when all faucets and water-using devices are off”. “Most modern meters have a triangular indicator that will rotate if there is even a small leak,” said Mann. “Faucets are a common culprit, but you can usually see or hear them dripping. Toilets are the most common source of hidden leaks. They can waste large volumes of water from constant slow leaks or intermittent sticking of internal parts like floats and flapper valves.”  Are leaks wasting your money, many people don’t think about how much water they use until their bills arrive in the mail. By then, it’s too late to consider what steps could have reduced water usage and water bills. A quick check for leaks can save you unnecessarily high water and sewer bills.

If your water meter registers with no water running you have a small leak. Check All Faucets – It’s important to remember that leaks don’t disappear. While some occur only intermittently, like when the toilet is flushed, leaks very often become worse very rapidly. Most leaks run 24 hours a day. That’s nearly 9,000 hours a year. If your toilet isn’t the culprit, you might have a leak in a faucet. If your faucet drips after being turned off firmly, turn off the supply line. Take the faucet apart and replace the washer. With faucets of simple design, these repairs are not difficult. However, if you’re unsure, or if the washer doesn’t stop the leak, consider calling a plumber. Check Toilets – A leaky toilet could be the single most common leak source in your home. This can result in the loss of hundreds of gallons of water per day. Do you find yourself jiggling the handle to stop noise – Do you hear strange, intermittent noises from the toilet – If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, your toilet is probably leaking. Toilets generally leak for two reasons. First, if the float assembly is not shutting off the water, it allows the water to escape into the overflow pipe. This problem can often be remedied by adjusting the float ball. Second, if the flapper is worn or not sealing properly, water will leak into the toilet bowl. You can check for possible flapper leakage by dropping food color into the toilet tank, do not flush and wait 15 to 20 minutes, if color appears in the toilet bowl, the toilet is leaking and the necessary repairs should be made by a professional licensed plumber. Plumbing Supplies Depot stocks plumbing repair parts for all major brands and offers new Water Sense faucets and toilets for residence and business. # # #


Plumbing Supplies Depot is a leading North American plumbing distributor of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs, HVAC, heating and air conditioning. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers with product distribution under well known and respected brands.

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Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 – New York City

March 5, 2012

March 2012, in like a lion out like a lamb, Plumbing Supplies Depot, wants to remind you about the upcoming “Architectural Digest” Home Design Show in New York City, highlighting the latest in modern furnishing designs and solutions. This year marks the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. In addition to nearly 400 attending brands, the show will feature a keynote presentation by “Architectural Digest” Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell, design seminars presented by “The New York Times,” cooking demonstrations, and one-on-one design consultations. Thursday March 25, the show will begin at 10am and end at 7pm. This day is only open to trade and preview guests. Registered interior designers and licensed architects may pre-register by March 15. Consumers may purchase preview tickets for $95. Purchase includes a one-year subscription to “Architectural Digest,” gift bag, and cocktail reception. Friday through Sunday, the show will be open to the public. Friday March 26 and Saturday March 27, the show will begin at 10am and end at 7pm. Sunday, the show will begin at 10am and end at 6pm. Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 on-site. Advance purchase includes a one-year subscription to “Architectural Digest.” Children under age 12 may enter the show free. Explore. Shop. Get Inspired. A world of design inspiration awaits at the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Explore the latest products for the home. Shop from new and established brands. Get inspired by new ideas and insight from top talents in the industry. – Exhibits from nearly 400 premium brands – Keynote Presentation by Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief – Design seminars presented by The New York Times – Cooking demonstrations and tastings – Complimentary one-on-one design consultations – Show tours with New York Design Center designers – 45 amazing table installations at DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN NY and more.

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New York City Plans To Launch Bike Share Spring 2012

October 17, 2011

The New York City Council held public hearings to discuss the potential launch of a bike share program in New York City, after the New York City Department of Transportation and mayor’s office approved the idea. The New York Department of Transportation anticipates that the city will launch the new bike share in the spring of 2012.  In light of the recent toll hikes by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey , Caroline Samponaro, director of bicycle advocacy at Transportation Alternatives, a city advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit, said a bike share program has become essential to the city’s public transportation future. “Now, we need more options than ever,” she said. “Transportation services are getting crowded, and fares are going up.” While details have not yet been revealed, the DOT reported in a press release that members will most likely be given a trip limit of 30 minutes each day for free after which they would return the bikes at docking stations throughout the city. A small fee would be collected for any trip longer than 30 minutes.

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PayPal Expands With First-ever New York City Store

October 17, 2011

E-commerce giant PayPal is expanding offline and coming to New York City. The eBay-owned company, which sets up wireless money transfer systems for merchants, will open a temporary pop-up store in TriBeCa on 01 November 2011. The store will give opportunities for merchants to look at the new mobile digital payment services that PayPal plans to release in the upcoming months, including features such as location-based deals. “We’re rolling out a one-stop shop for merchants to engage their customers directly during every part of the shopping life cycle,” PayPal President Scott Thompson wrote in a blog post. Arun Sundararajan, New York University Stern Business School professor and digital economy expert, said PayPal’s decision to build an offline presence is a smart one. “They’ve handled payments for virtual-space (online) merchants in the past and that’s where their presence is,” Sundararajan said. “The pop-up store will help them draw in physical-space merchants and get them aware of PayPal as a payment option.” PayPal joins a long list of companies that have taken advantage of New York City’s booming technology sector, including Twitter, which just announced their new East Coast headquarters last week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently said he believed New York City could soon surpass Silicon Valley as the nation’s hot spot for technology startups and ventures. Scott Mann of Plumbing Supplies Depot a major distributor of hard-to-find plumbing parts and cheap toilet tank lids said the new physical bricks and mortar location will be a boon to his operation and other merchants. “The leaders and key influencers in the start-up scene, along with the top companies here are dedicated to making the city an entrepreneurial hot spot,” he said. “The entrepreneurial culture needs to develop and mature more for this trend to be sustainable, but I think the potential exists.”  Sundararajan said he is encouraged by the store’s Manhattan location. “While I do believe that the tech buzz in New York City is very exciting these days, the choice of Manhattan also has to do with it having a high concentration of retailers and a large number of them in a relatively small geographic area, which maximizes the impact of the pop-up store,” he said. While the “Shopping Showcase” will be open by invitation only to select merchants and media members, passers-by can scan the oversized QR codes on the space’s exterior to learn more about PayPal’s new products and services.

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GE Carousolar: Old Fashion Clean Fun Meets Futuristic Technology Fun And Sun At NYC South Street Seaport

August 7, 2011

General Electric brings goods thing to life for Mother Nature with a unique solar powered LED-illuminated old-fashioned merry-go-round. The GE “Carousolar,” a refurbished 1926 kids ride spreads joy using a solar-powered electric motor. The GE solar-powered twist on the family favorite carousel has landed in New York’s South Street Seaport from August 3rd through September 7th, and is available to the public from 10 AM to 10 PM daily, running every 10-15 minutes with back-to-back rides all day. – Kids can take a free ride on the GE “Carousolar” 1926 refurbished, carnival carousel using solar panels, while moms and dads can charge their mobile devices at one of the 12 GE solar-powered charging stations and check out lots of new and innovative things GE is currently working on in solar designbuild. The beautiful all-white carousel lights the night sky illuminated by very cool and colorful GE TETRA Contour LED lights, the power behind the venue are 100 GE CdTe thin film solar panels an innovative, ultra-thin film solar module which harnesses the power of the sun to produce electricity hopefully be used to generate significant amounts of clean energy in the future as opposed to using coal or gas. It is not just fun playful model ponies that makes this merry-go-round spin solar power is doing most of the pushing. GE rebuilt an old Allan Herschell Co. carousel from Arkansas. Among the 30 horses, two chariots and two chickens, some of the parts were nearly a century old. Workers stripped the ancient three-phase AC motor and replaced it with a quieter motor from an electric car. GE Indoor Lighting luminaries are designed to produce optimum illumination from the lamp, optical system and ballast, while providing specific light patterns for specific applications. These reliable systems help to improve safety and energy savings, while enhancing productivity and efficiency, to put your industrial workplace in the best possible light. The cost-competitive GE solar solution requires less material than alternative technologies to achieve high levels of performance, a breakthrough that is said to nearly double the Thin Film share of the solar panel market by 2013. According to Rodger Ester of Plumbing Supplies Depot New York City, ‘the future of solar is here today making hot water and electricity; some customers even sell surplus electric to major utilities grid making solar a popular cost-effective solution to improve the bottom line’.

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ShopRite 40th Anniversary Can Can Sale – Donates 40,000 Cans Of Food To Local Food Banks

January 16, 2011

ShopRite 40th Anniversary Can Can Sale – Donates 40,000 Cans Of Food To Local Food Banks. Be on the lookout for the ShopRite Can Can Donation Truck, as it travels through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware Jan. 11-14, 2011, delivering 40,000 cans of food to local food banks. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ShopRite annual Can Can sale, ShopRite donated 40,000 cans of food to local food banks in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware during the week of January 10, 2011.  A truck, specially decorated with ShopRite’s Can Can dancers for the occasion delivered th…ousands of canned vegetables to The Food Bank for New York City’s warehouse in the Bronx, N.Y. ( the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside (, the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark, Del. ( ), the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore (, the Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven, Conn. ( and Philabundance in Philadelphia ( At each stop, volunteers helped offload cans of ShopRite private label vegetables that will provide a healthy and nutritious accompaniment to any meal. These deliveries were especially important, as food bank donations tend to decline post-holiday season. ShopRite has always been a partner to food banks in the areas it serves, through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program. Founded in 1999, ShopRite Partners in Caring has given more than $24 million dollars to food banks, which has helped to feed millions of people. For more information, visit ShopRite’s 40th Anniversary Can Can sale got underway on January 9 and runs through Saturday, January 22, 2011, at all ShopRite stores in the Northeast. There are more than 230 ShopRite stores located across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland. Follow on Twitter: @ShopRiteStores Phone: 1-800-SHOPRITE

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Macy’s New York City Thanksgiving Parade 2009

November 16, 2009


Macy’s New York City Thanksgiving Parade 2009. In 2009 the 83rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on Thursday, November 26th from 9am to noon. The parade is FREE, so find a spot along the parade route early! In order to get a good viewing spot we suggest you arrive before 8:00am to stake your place along the route. If you are really serious about being in the front row, consider arriving before 7:00am. The average morning temperature at this time of year here in New York is about 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius) and it goes without saying that you should be sure to wear warm clothes, ideally in layers that you can remove as the day warms up. It is a good idea to bring a thermos full of something warm. The parade begins at 9:00am at 77th Street and Central Park West and snakes its way down to Macy’s flagship department store at Herald Square, 34th Street and 6th Ave. The entire parade lasts about three to four hours. However, the duration of the parade for spectators will depend on where you view it from: near the beginning of the route, it will last about 1 1/2 hours, closer to Macy’s, the parade will last closer to 3 hours. Detailed Parade Route: The parade starts at 9:00am outside the American Museum of Natural History, between 77th and 81st Sts. at Central Park West. It heads south on Central Park West alongside Central Park. On this stretch of the Parade, the balloons are held close to the ground, to avoid trees and crosswinds. At Columbus Circle (on the southwest corner of Central Park), the parade turns onto Broadway. Once on Broadway, the balloons are raised to their full height and the parade continues southeast, through Times Square, to the Macy’s building at Herald Square (where Broadway intersects with 34th St. and the Avenue of the Americas). The Parade comes to a conclusion with a right turn onto 34th St, and a final right onto 7th Ave, where the balloons and floats are disassembled. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Public Viewing Areas- Central Park West: West side of street from 70th Street to Columbus Circle. East side of street from 70th to 65th streets. Columbus Circle: West side of street. Broadway: East and West side of avenue, between 58th and 38th Streets. 34th Street: South side of street between Broadway and 7th Avenue. Started in 1924 known as the Macy’s Christmas Parade, the Thanksgiving Parade was started by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Further Information Call Parade Hotline (212) 494-4495.

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