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It's My Park Day! East River Esplanade Day!

It’s My Park Day! East River Esplanade Day!

It’s My Park Day Saturday, May 21st, 10am – 2 pm Reception tables at 80th, 86th, 96th and 125th Streets on the Esplanade, 10 am – 2 pm Walks, runs, a guided tour and rowing on the river… Minnow traps, a raffle, a tour, refreshments and a new estuary guide… Volunteer opportunities galore (we’ll be […]

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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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It's My Park Day on the East River Greenway!

It’s My Park Day on the East River Greenway!

Help take care of your park! Join Upper Green Side as we help take care of the East River Greenway on It’s My Park Day presented by Partnerships for Parks. We’ll be doing some general clean up of the park, as well as painting the railing and maybe some benches. We’ll also be testing the […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 9/10, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 9/10, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 9/10, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) ASPCA – Animal Assistance by Donation and Adoption The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Henry Bergh, its founder, stated […]

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Shop 2nd Ave!

Shop 2nd Ave!

“Yeah, maybe my grandkids will ride it one day.” Remember those signs in the subway saying the subway would be done in 2015? Hilarious. Now we’re looking at 2018 (maybe…) Until the project is finally done, Upper East Siders will continue to deal with ongoing construction, dynamite deliveries, runaway Tunnel Boring Machines and the like. […]

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Free Bike Valet at the Museum Mile Festival

Free Bike Valet at the Museum Mile Festival

Museum Mile Festival (photo via Streetsblog) One day a year 9 of the country’s finest museums collectively open their doors for free to all New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. Admission will be free at the Met Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the Cooper-Hewitt, Museum of the […]

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Consider the HappoDammo Ratio

Consider the HappoDammo Ratio

You’ve probably had the same experience: You had a great day doing something you love, with people you love and barely spent a dime. Maybe it was a picnic in the park with friends or a pick-up basketball game. And then there are probably times you spent a lot of money on buying something that […]

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Economics of Happiness

Federal Reserve Chariman Ben Bernanke gave a commencement speech at the University of South Carolina that only briefly touches on the environmental issues directly, but indirectly has huge implications for our wasteful & environmentally destructive consumer culture. s you might guess, when thinking about the sources of psychological well-being, economists have tended to focus on […]

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Kid's Art Bike Parade in the East Village

Kid's Art Bike Parade in the East Village

Though it may be a little south of our usual purview, our good friends at the East Village Community Coalition are holding a truly great event this Saturday. The Kid’s Art Bike Parade brings the community together to support livable streets by providing a day of safe bicycle riding and smiling faces for dozens of […]

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e4: Eco Expo for Environmental Education Tomorrow

Check out this great event tomorrow! Upper Green Side will be there handing out Eco-Maps and talking about our upcoming campaigns for the summer. Come by and see how you can get involved in helping to make our neighborhoods more sustainable!

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