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Gas motors past $4 mark
New York City gas prices have motored past the four dollar mark, according to AAA’s furl gauge report.
The average gas price in the city is $4.107 up from a week ago when the average price came in at just under four dollars.
Gas prices a year ago were barely over a dollar and the price has risen almost 30 cents in the past month.
The highest recorded gas prices in the city were recorded on July 16, 2008 when the price hit $4.411.
Recycle your electronics
Out with the old; in with the new.
This is a common refrain in the digital age with new electronics being unveiled every week. But this "out with the old" must be done environmentally safe.
And with that in mind State Senator Joe Addabbo, Jr. is holding a free recycling day that will prevent old electronics from ending up in a landfill which can allow toxic components to leak into the environment.
The event will take place at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell Parking Lot in Forest Park on Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Recyclers can also bring old clothing (must be clean and dry) and any paper and cardboard.
The electronics will have the hazardous materials removed and disposed of in a environmentally-safe way, surpassing state and federal mandates.
Lane closures on approach to GW Bridge
Beginning April 15, three of the four upper level approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge will be closed during weekend overnight hours until August.
From 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, the lanes will be closed.
Two lower level westbound lanes on the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will also be closed during these times through July.
These projects are part of the Port Authority’s capital investment in the bridge helping to ensure safe and efficient travel and keep it in a state of good repair.
Tax Day April 18
Due to a legal holiday in the District of Columbia the deadline for filing taxes this year is April 18, not April 15.
Also, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has released a video “Avoiding Common Income Tax Error.” The video provides tips on identifying and avoiding common errors on tax returns that can delay your return and refund.
The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/NYSTaxDepartment#p/u/0/E-MVjnCE5gE