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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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Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling

Time to do your fall cleaning! Because next Saturday, Nov. 13, we’ll be having our annual paper shredding at the 82nd Street Greenmarket. Old tax returns. Out-of-date documents. Correspondence you’d like to forget. If it’s paper, Pro-Shred’s state-of-the-art truck will turn it into tiny, unreadable tidbits. And cameras inside the truck let you watch it […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 30/31, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Plastics are safe in the microwave” While it may be easy to heat up leftovers in that reused butter container, be careful; reheating in plastic isn’t your safest bet. BAD: Common food-grade plastics, […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 23/24, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) How Organic Is “Organic”? According to the National Organic Standards Board, “Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on […]

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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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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 16/17, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Fall is busy at the Museum! The Queens County Farm Museum is on New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and its history dates back to 1697. You can visit the museum […]

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