Hall Street Self Storage, which in May 2008 opened as the first green self-storage space in the country, has become iStoreGreen, a brand that solidifies the commitment to green self-storage. The iStoreGreen brand allows for a nationwide network of green self-storage spaces. A Manhattan site for the second iStoreGreen facility is being located. iStoreGreen franchises will be created across the country.
Owner Jeffrey E. Sitt states, “There’s green dry cleaning, and even green wines available today—self-storage needs to be greened, too.” Sitt drew headlines and customers with his groundbreaking green efforts, including purchasing 100% renewable energy certified by Green-E for its electricity.
Now, under the iStoreGreen brand, desks for the company’s offices and shelving for the storage spaces are made from reclaimed wood; the facility uses solar hot water heating; and recycled paper with soy ink are used for printed materials. Future plans include a fleet of Pedi vans, which will use cycling power to transfer local residents’ possessions to their storage spaces for a zero-emissions move.
iStoreGreen, 12 Hall St, between Park and Flushing Avenues in Fort Greene, 718-855-4477. istoregreen.com
Long Island College Hospital (LICH) of Brooklyn was proud to host Captain Kenneth Corey, the new commanding officer of the 76 precinct in Cobble Hill, on his very first day on the job.
Captain Corey and John Byrne, Chief Operating Officer of LICH, discussed ways to enhance the cooperation required between police and healthcare facilities for routine matters as well as emergency situations. “We respect the trust the public has placed in us,” says Captain Corey. “Long Island College Hospital and the NYPD both ‘protect and serve.’”
For LICH’s leadership, the feeling is mutual. “Together, we focus on protecting the community,” agrees John Byrne. “We share the responsibility of being prepared at all times.”