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Nov 12, 2013

Sanitation and Sustainability – an Event in Memory of Frank Justich

Do you remember Frank Justich? He was a much beloved NYC Sanitation worker that tragically died on January 26, 2010. He made such an impact on his community, the southwest corner (…)

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Do you remember Frank Justich? He was a much beloved NYC Sanitation worker that tragically died on January 26, 2010. He made such an impact on his community, the southwest corner of 35th Street and Ditmars Boulevard has been named “Frank Justich Way”.

His name has come up recently due to an event that is in his memory. Called, Tales from Our Trash: Sanitation Workers, Sustainable Cities, and the Value of Knowledge, it will focus on sustainability in urban environments and will look at how the NYC sanitation department approaches the issue. The format is a conversation featuring Dr. Robin Nagle, author of “Picking Up” and anthropologist-in-residence with the New York City Department of Sanitation, and Professor Rebecca Bratspies, director of CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform, among others. Professor Bratspies is a local Astorian and knew Frank Justich, as well.

This should be a pretty interesting talk. It’s a good idea to RSVP if you can. The event takes place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6 p.m., at the CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Long Island City.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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