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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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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 18/19, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 18/19, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 18/19, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) New York’s First Super-Sustainable House Nears Completion! New York’s first passive home, the Hudson Passive Project, is to be completed in Claverack by the end of September. Columbia County will be welcoming architect Dennis […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (August 14/15, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (August 14/15, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for August 14/15, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Empire State ReBuilding for Sustainability People all over the world know the Empire State Building, one of the most prominent buildings in the New York City skyline. The building is about to undergo a […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (July 24/25, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (July 24/25, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 24/25, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Are you all business when it comes to hunting down gifts and gadgets? Work it at Sustainable NYC, a petite one-stop shop for biodegradable-local-organic-recycled-or-repurposed everything: home stuff (bowls, vases), body stuff (soaps), clothing basics […]

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Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

This Thursday evening the Environment & Sanitation and 197a committees of Community Board 8 will be discussing whether to support retaining the caissons from the former FDR Drive Outer Detour Roadway, to be used as part of the project to close the midtown gap in the East River Greenway. Its crucial that we have as […]

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Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

Help plan the future of your waterfront! From the Department of City Planning… The Department of City Planning is currently preparing a Comprehensive Plan for the over 500 miles of New York City’s waterfront, defined as New York Harbor and its tributaries, creeks and bays. Vision 2020 will build on the original Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, […]

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New Park for the East River Waterfront

New Park for the East River Waterfront

Old news is still good news. While I was out of town last week Community Board 8 voted to overwhelmingly approve the final designs for a new park to be located on the East River waterfront. The new Andrew Haswell Green Park will occupy a now vacant stretch of industrial land along the East River […]

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CB8 Environmental Committe Recap: Water Tunnel #3, Future Air Quality Forum Discussed

CB8 Environmental Committe Recap: Water Tunnel #3, Future Air Quality Forum Discussed

Last night Community Board 8 held its monthly meeting of the Environmental and Sanitation Committee. The Committee originally intended to discuss plans for the former DSNY garage property on the East River between 73rd and 74th Streets (now home to some eerily cool looking ruins), but mother nature had other plans. Sanitation was given a […]

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The Upper East Side Ruins

The Upper East Side Ruins

Head east on 73rd Street until you nearly hit the river and you’ll find the ruins of the former DSNY Sanitation garage, presently collecting dust and growing weeds. The site is probably one of the last develop-able lots on the entire Upper East Side, a testament to how popular (and overcrowded) the neighborhood has become. […]

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Get Your Mind in the Gutter, Literally

Get Your Mind in the Gutter, Literally

When it rains, it pours – waste water and storm runoff into the surrounding waterways that is. New York City’s century old sewer system combines the rainwater that runs off paved surfaces such as roadways and sidewalks with the same pipes that carry our sewage. When the City’s treatment plants overload (which happens quite often) […]

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