July 18, 2008 / Sponsored Content

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Green storage

This summer, green is in and following this trend, Hall Street Storage is the first and only green storage facility in the country.

Hall Street qualifies for the Green-e logo, a nationally recognized symbol allowing consumers to identify companies that use certified renewable energy sold throughout North America.

One-hundred percent of the electricity Hall Street uses is from renewable sources, and many discarded materials are reused in one way or another. For example, shipping cartons and shredded paper are often used as an alternative to bubble wrap, and Hall Street sells biodegradable packing peanuts made of cornstarch.

Located in the Wallabout/Clinton Hill area of Downtown Brooklyn, Hall Street’s warehouse fills most of a full city block, has five loading docks and boasts easy access and outstanding service.

Beyond that, Hall Street’s unique attribute is its ongoing commitment to introduce new green actions throughout the year. As Jeffrey E. Sitt, President of Hall Street Storage, said, “Our commitment to having the lowest impact on the environment is more than one of policy — it’s become our primary passion.”

Hall Street’s warehouse is more than just a place to put your unused furniture, it’s a place to help save the world.

Minuteman Press

For a printing company with customer service like the good old days, where the staff knows the customers by their first names, Minuteman Press has got it covered. Minuteman’s staff has a passion for what they do and strives to deliver the highest-quality final product.

When you need brochures, flyers or menus, presentation folders, posters or promotional literature printed, Minuteman is your first stop. They also handle graphic design, CD archiving, variable data printing, computer forms, laminating and binding, plus many other services. And ask about their free color days!

Great prices along with excellent graphic design work make customers from all over come back for more.

Minuteman is dedicated to continually advancing its technology and understands that even small technological improvements can save money and improve efficiency. For that reason they’ve has launched a website that makes it easy for clients to request estimates, place orders, check proofs, and transfer files online.

Minuteman makes fulfilling all your printing and business communication needs seem simple and easy while still providing you with great customer service and final product.

Donate blood, and you could meet Linkin Park

Blood services and the music business have teamed up to create Music Saves Lives, a blood drive being held at the McCarren Park Pool this Sunday, July 20. All successful donors will receive VIP passes to the upcoming Vans Warped Tour, which provides the donor with the opportunity to meet and hang out with performers like Katy Perry and Linkin Park.

In the summer months, blood supplies become low and the New York Blood Center must make up for this loss by attracting people to events that will encourage them to donate. (You can donate blood if you are 17 years old.)

Music Saves Lives offers the perfect solution: free concerts in the park with the opportunity to donate blood. Ellen Kramer, an organizer of the event, points out that “backstage passes are just a perk, the important thing here is that we are saving lives.”

Red Flag Wednesdays on Atlantic Avenue

If you’re walking down Atlantic Avenue and happen to see a bunch of red flags outside many of the storefronts, don’t be surprised — just walk on into those stores and ask about their special promotions and discounts.

Every Wednesday through Aug. 27 from 10 am till midnight, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation will present Red Flag Wednesdays, indicating various promotions, events and discounts offered by each storeowner.

Activities include Rock Star Karaoke, hosted by Hank’s Saloon, and story time and free arts and crafts hosted at Moxie Spot at 1pm.

As Angela Ferrante, interim president of the AALDC said, “Between merchants offering special sales outside their storefronts, to events that cater to families, to events for those looking for something a little different to spice up their nightlife scene, there’s always something happening on Atlantic Avenue on Wednesdays!”

Hall Street Storage (12 Hall St., corner of Park Avenue, in Clinton Hill). Call (718)-855-4477 or visit for info. Open weekdays 8:30 am to 7 pm; Saturdays 8:30 am to 6 pm; and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm.

Minuteman Press (305 Atlantic Ave., between Hoyt and Smith streets in Boerum Hill). Call (718) 858-0313 or visit for info. Open weekdays, 8:30 am to 5 pm; and Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm. Free pick up and delivery is available.

McCarren Park Pool is at 580 Union Ave. between North 10th and 11th streets in Williamsburg. Blood donation hours are noon to 5:30 pm on Sunday, July 20.

For information, visit Donors can sign up at or

For a complete list of events and merchants, visit, call (718) 243-1414, or e-mail

Updated 10:39 am, July 29, 2008
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