A flyer for Picture the Homeless’ new “Free to Pee” campaign. Image courtesy of Picture the Homeless.

Homeless New Yorkers Demand a Place to Pee

A private place to pee is a civil rights issue.

That’s the message in a new campaign by the organization Picture the Homeless, which calls on the city to open more public restrooms, starting with 15 self-cleaning toilets they say the city has locked away in a Queens warehouse.

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47,000 Queens Small Businesses Could Benefit From ‘Love Your Local’ Grants — But Applications Are Due Friday

Time is running out for small businesses to get in on the City’s “Love Your Local” program. Friday, Aug. 10 is the final day for shops, startups and other services to get their applications in.

“NYC Love Your Local” was launched to celebrate and promote the diverse and independent small businesses that enrich neighborhoods across New York City. The program encourages New Yorkers to share their favorite independent, non-franchise businesses.

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