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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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Sued in the Slope: Group Trying to Erase BK Bike Lane

Sued in the Slope: Group Trying to Erase BK Bike Lane

  A small group of well connected and wealthy individuals on Prospect Park West have filed a frivolous lawsuit against the city to remove the innovative, two way bike path along side Prospect Park. Having not been able to influence policy through their community board (which voted for the project), their local city council-member (who […]

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The Fight for 34th Street

The Fight for 34th Street

A long, long time ago (2005), in a galaxy not so far away (Murray Hill)…. I actually lived on 34th Street between 1st and 2nd. Ah the memories: the Midtown tunnel! Soot (and debris)! Horns! Who could forget those horns! Fast forward 6 years. (Ok, so it wasn’t that long ago). The traffic, pollution and overall […]

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Another Pedestrian Killed on the UES

Steve Vaccaro, Chair of Transportation Alternatives East Side Committee and fellow UESider, files this post on last night’s tragedy: (Disclaimer: The views expressed below are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of Upper Green Side) For those of you who have not heard, a young woman named Laurence Renard was killed […]

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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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October East River Greenway Update

October East River Greenway Update

What RIOC giveth, NYC DOT taketh away… We gave an enthusiastic high-five to ourselves today when we saw the fencing that had been barricading the 60th Street entrance ramp to the East River Greenway at York Avenue for months had finally been taken down. But just as RIOC  puts the finishing touches on its much-awaited […]

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Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

Upper Green Side is happy to partner with NYC DOT to promote safer cycling as the warm summer suns fades into the early cool nights of fall. With cycling in New York City at an all-time recorded high, DOT calls on all cyclists to bike safely and responsibly and use legally-required white headlights and red […]

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10/10/10: SBS on the UES

10/10/10: SBS on the UES

Well the day is finally here:  Select Bus Service officially launched today along the East Side of Manhattan. After months of preparation and public engagement, the MTA & NYC DOT have scrapped the M15 limited bus service and replaced it with their version of Bus Rapid Transit up and down 1st & 2nd Avenues. The […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 2/3, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 2/3, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 2/3, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Art For Safety Public art projects are usually intended to beautify. But artwork commissioned in 2006 by the city of Cambridge, MA, has a more utilitarian goal: reducing traffic speeds at a busy intersection. […]

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