To the horror of Community Board 3 and Lower East Side residents, the Department of Transportation has given approval to Greyhound’s proposal for a new bus station on Essex Street in front of Seward Park, the nation’s oldest playground. Despite fervent
LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station
On Tuesday night the Lower East Side’s Community Board 3 met to discuss plans by Greyhound Bus Line to transform the historic Seward Park into an inter-state bus terminal- and voted unanimously to deny the proposal! After three and a half hours of heated discussion,
NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation’s Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal
Community Board 3 (CB3) will be meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm to discuss the proposal to use Seward Park, the nation’s oldest playground, as a 28-departure a day bus terminal. If allowed, the bus station is expected to bring over 1,000 bus travelers a day to the
After a six-month closure for both sustainability and cosmetic-based improvements, Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been reunited with the Cooper Street Community Garden, a New York Restoration Project green space.
Kick off Harlem Week with “Jazz In the Garden” presented by the Clayton Williams Community Garden. At this Harlem celebration, families can take in a live Jazz performance by local Jazz celebs from the New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA) as well as other artists. There will also be raffles, food, drinks and more.
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Just when you thought Etsy couldn’t get any more awesome, they break out this custom-made Etsy-cle filled with compostable waste to help out a neighborhood farm! Every Friday, three Etsy employees volunteer to bike an average of 150 pounds of organic waste
Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port Morris of vast stretches of waterfront due to inadequate access and amenities.
M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden and its “Critter Committee” will be releasing dozens of fireflies on July 4th for an all-natural fireworks display!
The cost of catching and releasing fireflies and getting them from a lab is bit costly, so they need donations to make this event a go. If you would like to donate, please go to MKGarden.org and click on the red ladybug.
There will be a BBQ starting at 4PM, followed by the all-natural fireworks display when it gets dark.
The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot previously owned by the city’s Department of Transportation. Located at the Grand
Great news for LowLine fans – this week, The Delancey Underground won the support of Manhattan’s Community Board 3, bringing the underground park even closer to coming to fruition. The plan to transform an abandoned underground trolley terminal under Delancey
The Daily News has awarded its prize for best community garden in NYC, and we’re excited to say it’s one that’s near and dear to our hearts – the Lower East Side’s Creative Little Garden. Located on Sixth St. between avenues A and B, the tranquil space beat
Along with help from community organization Green Guerillas and funding from programs like ioby, the Youth Farm has created an opportunity for local families to buy locally-grown, organic food in an area considered to be a produce desert. Located on the edge
photo © Tim Sackton via Flickr Creative Commons
As the season’s newest vegetables appear at our markets and grocery stores, many New Yorkers are renewing their annual CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) memberships, preparing for a delicious season of
Come celebrate the opening of the Ecology Center’s E-waste Warehouse in Gowanus! You’ll have a chance to drop off your e-waste, tour the space, and learn about why we are going to go beyond recycling and start reusing. Light refreshments will be served. More
image courtesy The Horticultural Society of New York
As New York City upgrades its aging buildings and breaks ground on new green developments, building features like stormwater management systems, green roofs, and rain gardens are fast becoming the norm
The Ground Up Designers have an innovative proposal for the Crow Hill Community Garden. Capped by a canopy of colored plastic cuffs that donors can buy at local businesses, the public art garden will help the community join together and bring awareness to
As the project progresses, the components of Holding Pattern are making their rounds through PS1’s neighborhood. While designing the project, Interboro Partners reached out to organizations in Long Island City, meeting with community leaders to learn what
Non-profit Just Food encompasses all that is farm fresh in New York City. Since 1995, the organization has been connecting sustainable food farms, markets, pantry programs and gardens to one another through an ever-growing network. Their Farm School NYC program
The New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park Serves Up Delicious Local Fare & Supports Community Gardens
The historic stone structure that now houses the New Leaf was once a city run concession for Fort Tryon park in the 1930s. The NYRP renovated the dilapidated structure in 1995, when the entire park was restored to its forest-like splendor. The restaurant itself
Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery
North Williamsburg’s former People’s Firehouse, Engine 212, will soon be a community hall and gallery space. Dubbed the Northside Town Hall Community Center, the former fire house has already begun the transformation process and is now hosting multi-disciplinary
New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to bring affordable housing to the community along with an edible rooftop garden that
For two months, the BMW Guggenheim Lab transformed a former rat-infested lot in the East Village into a vibrant, public space. While the Lab has officially packed up and moved on to Berlin, the lot will not, thankfully, be returned to its rodent-run glory.
This month, instead of pushing through the summer crowds in Times Square, why not take a break and hang out in a Meeting Bowl? The Times Square Alliance has teamed up with Spanish collaborative mmmm to create a social space for friends and even strangers
The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000 green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements sustainability practices and environmental improvements in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg,
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