I’m excited to share that DiMola Bros was recently featured in a story in Waste & Recycling News, the leading information source for environmental managers and the premier marketing vehicle for equipment makers and service providers. Read an excerpt below:
Cars are a fundamental part of our economy. There are 300 million of them on the road in America, and around 14.5 million cars were sold last year, up 13 percent from 2011, according to CompexRides.com.
For many of us, cars are there for getting to work in the morning and back home in the evening. For others, cars are rented, merely used for vacation travel and impromptu road trips. No matter what you use them for, passenger vehicles are the largest mode of transportation nationwide.
But America’s love of cars doesn’t stop with real ones. Since the 1960s, the market for toy and model cars has exploded, starting with wood and tin models and evolving into cast iron, sheet steel and plastic versions. Children and adults alike are very into their toy cars, so I was pretty excited to find this vintage dashboard that, at one point in time, had been attached to a 1960s toy car.
I found this vintage rotary dial phone from the 1960s a few weeks ago, just sitting on a shelf in the bedroom closet of a Chelsea apartment. The phone is dated 3/64 and is a model 500, making it extra heavy — at least a good three pounds, about 12 times the weight of a smartphone today.
DiMola Bros trash company encounters Brooklyn Heights brownstone history in Brooklyn interior demolition job•July 25, 2013 • 2 Comments
A few years back on a Brooklyn interior demolition job, I was lucky enough to work in an old brownstone church located at 102 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights. I did the job several years ago but recently came across these photos, which brought back some memories.
In the Queens neighborhood of Ridgewood, not far from my garage, I found this vintage drill attachment when I was doing a basement junk removal job one weekday afternoon. It’s made of aluminum and was sitting right in its original box when I made the discovery.
I found this Vatican coin a few years ago on a Manhattan waste removal job and said, “Wow, I got to have this!” After my garbage removal NYC team and I found it, I kept it in my collection for a few years and gave it away recently, last year, to a very good friend of mine. Let me tell you why.
The DiMola clean up crew and I found in Brooklyn this 1930s vintage vaporizer in a full estate clean out last week. It was manufactured by a company called American Sundries and made in Brooklyn, N.Y.