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Free ‘Stop ‘N’ Swap’ Item Exchange Set For This Weekend

July 13, 2016 Staff Report

Sunnysiders looking to de-clutter this summer, or pick up some new treasures, can come to a local “stop ‘n’ swap” this weekend.

The Sunnyside Stop ‘N’ Swap will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Services (43-31 39th St.). The event provides an opportunity for a wide range of household items to be reused within the community.

The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. However, no one is required to bring an item in order to take something. Residents can show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking.

Stop ‘N’ Swap items can include books, toys, clothing, housewares and electronics. Furniture and other large items are not accepted.

Any items leftover will be donated or recycled.

The non-profit GrowNYC organizes the event.

“Everyone knows New Yorkers have the coolest stuff. And you can find it at Stop ‘N’ Swap!” GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen said. “These events bring neighbors together and reduce the city’s carbon footprint by facilitating reuse and encouraging waste reduction.”

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Generally how this works is people wait at tables and don’t let anyone else especially an American get anything. They need to work out a better system, this is not fair to people who are needy just helps those who are pushy and greedy.


wow, this is a great idea. i heard of people doing this… now here in sunnyside!


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