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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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Upcoming Electronics Recycling Events

Upcoming Electronics Recycling Events

Mark your calendars Upper Green Siders! We’ll be having e-waste collection events on both April 30th (82nd Street Greenmarket) and June 26th (92nd Street Greenmarket)… we’ll have more info to you soon. In the meantime, here’s a list of approved E-waste and other waste that we’ll be collecting at the event! E-Waste, working and non-working: […]

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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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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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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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