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Adam Piontek

I'm a concerned citizen, a fan of smart, human-friendly design, sustainability, empowerment and green urbanism, and would like to see more of all of that in upper Manhattan.
Rally to Save Greenthumb!

Rally to Save Greenthumb!

Gardeners and supporters from across the city will assemble on the steps of City Hall on: Tuesday April 5, 2011 12:00 Noon In response to proposed federal budget cuts which threaten funding of New York City’s Community Gardens, the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) is leading a rally at City Hall and calling […]

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Upcoming Events: Recycle-O-Rama and It's My Park Day

Upcoming Events: Recycle-O-Rama and It’s My Park Day

Saturday, April 30th: Recycle-O-Rama – Spring Edition 82nd Street Greenmarket, 9 am – 3 pm Electronics recycling. Paper shredding. All our usual recycleables. And anything else we can think of! We’ll be filming, too!! Saturday, May 21st: It’s My Park Day Our Own East River Esplanade, 10 am – 4 pm We’ll be working on […]

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Electronics Recycling - Sunday, January 23rd

Electronics Recycling – Sunday, January 23rd

There’s a new Electronics Recycling event coming up: WHEN: Sunday, January 23rd, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th (1st/2nd) WHAT can be recycled: Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes), monitors, printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers, network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.), peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.), components (hard drives, […]

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Shred-A-Thon Video

Shred-A-Thon Video

As with It’s My Park Day 2010, Hopr created this video of our November 13th 2010 Paper Shred-A-Thon. Thank you everyone!

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Dec. 5th Recycle-O-Rama at the 92nd Street Greenmarket

Dec. 5th Recycle-O-Rama at the 92nd Street Greenmarket

Join Upper Green Side and GrowNYC Sunday, December 5th, 9am-3pm, at the 92nd St. Greenmarket (at 1st Ave.) for a Waste Reduction Celebration! RECYCLE: clothes (including hats, belts, & shoes) textiles (like linens and towels) batteries eye glasses #5 plastics wine corks ink cartridges PLUS: Free paper shredding (10am-2pm) AND: Learn how to compost! If […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 20/21, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 20/21, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 20/21, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) FixYa Have an ailing iPod, a temperamental TV or a persnickety phone? Before replacing it or paying for a professional repair, check out Fix Ya, where volunteer techies provide free fix-it advice for common […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 13/14, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 13/14, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 13/14, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) To Other Eyes Your gently used eyewear could make a world of difference to someone in need. Clear vision could enable a child to see clearly to learn in school. Clear vision could help […]

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Help Extend the 82nd Street Greenmarket Year-Round!

Help Extend the 82nd Street Greenmarket Year-Round!

Love the 82nd Street Greenmarket? Want to see it operate year-round, every Saturday? Voice your support by telling the Community Board! UPDATE! The market was extended! The board voted to extend the 82nd Street Greenmarket to operate 52 weeks a year. Hooray! But feel free to continue reading the rest of this post. There’s a […]

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It's My Park Day Video

It’s My Park Day Video

Upper Green Side’s It’s My Park Day Fall 2010 event scraped, cleaned and painted 4 long blocks of railing along our East River Esplanade. Hopr created this video in support of Upper Green Side and in gratitude to the volunteers and Parks staff who worked so hard. We’re all looking forward to It’s My Park […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 6/7, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 6/7, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 6/7, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Natural cleaners don’t disinfect” Natural cleaners are highly effective in the bathroom and kitchen, even when it comes to nasty food-borne bacteria like E. coli. Susan Sumner, head of the Food Sciences and […]

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