Saturday’s snow didn’t stop the community from coming out to Fifth Avenue to get rid of their old electronics. Hosted by the Fifth Avenue BID and the Lower East Side Ecology Center and sponsored by Council Member Stephen Levin, the recycling event was such a success that they had to bring in a second truck to transport all of the TVs, computers, printers, and miscellany.
As it turns out, we’ve been holding onto some pretty cool stuff.
A reel-to-reel tape recorder, for recording your memoirs alone in a dark basement. (Via 5th Ave BID)
A Sony walkman, which was always better than a Discman– no skips! I particularly enjoy the subtle (and seemingly unnecessary?) placement of the word “Groove.” (Via 5th Ave BID)
A see-through shower radio. Remember when all of the coolest electronics were in transparent shells? Also: remember shower radios? (Via 5th Ave BID)
An Osborne computer from 1982, one of the first ventures into “portable” computers. No jokes, that is just very cool. The screen is three inches! (Via 5th Ave BID)
Check out more at the 5th Avenue BID flickr. And nicely done, Park Slope! All of these old gadgets are in a better place now– namely, on their way to becoming newer gadgets.