Nick DiMola and his impressive garbage collection in Ridgewood featured in the New York Times

Earlier this year my friend Uli Seit who works for the New York Times visited the DiMola Brothers shop in Ridgewood to take photos of my trash treasure collection for a story in the paper.

The article highlighted my time growing up in Ridgewood and Richmond Hill, and my journey into collecting people’s trash. And over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of trash treasures.

My office is full of trinkets, memorabilia, collectibles, and some very strange items as well (like an old gynecologist chair). Uli got some great photos of my collection.

You can read the New York Times article here:

And here you can see some extra photos Uli sent over:

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. Nick DiMola reflection in Vintage 1951 Admiral B&W TV, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017.INick found this cigarette machine in a coal storage bin in the cellar. It’s a little rusty,. Back in the 1950s, when this machine was probably in use, cigarettes cost anywhere from 15 to 35 cents, so all it took was a few coins. When it worked, it offered 10 different cigarette brands, including Lucky Strike, Winston, Chesterfield, Camel, Pall Mall and Kent. The original labels on the machine had me all lit up. Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017.Nick found this painting in a truck in a Brooklyn basement it from Influential sports artist Lon Keller enjoyed a prolific career as the creator of numerous professional, collegiate and high school sports program covers from the 1930s-90s.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. At his warehouse a Old Ford front end hangs on the front of his building , with the name of his wife Pamela and son Dominick and the Nick DiMola,name on the hood with is address 1640 as the plate. Nick a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

~ by DiMolaBros1956 on January 31, 2017.

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