Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting Seminar for Community Gardeners and Homeowners

Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting Seminar for Community Gardeners and Homeowners

Come to Queens Botanical Garden and join Lenny Librizzi from GrowNYC for this two-hour workshop covering stormwater management best practices for community gardeners and homeowners. Learn how to conserve water and help prevent pollution from stormwater by

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Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

The Cornell Tech Campus took a giant leap forward with Community Board 8’s approval, and can finally start making plans to break ground. The undeveloped part of Roosevelt Island will get a face lift by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who are in charge of the

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Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

With the holidays right around the corner, the Pratt Center for Community Development has launched their Made in NYC Holiday Shop, which features a hub of small businesses manufacturing right in NYC. A month after super storm Sandy hit NYC, these companies

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Queens Residents Can Scoop Up a Free Tree for Their Community Today!

Queens Residents Can Scoop Up a Free Tree for Their Community Today!

This weekend, Queens residents can help make their borough a little more green. On October 14, Build it Green!NYC and the Western Queens Compost Initiative will give away 100 trees, thanks to NYRP’s MillionTreesNYC! Community members can sign up and snag

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Parsons Designs New Community Center and Splash House for Highbridge Pool

Parsons Designs New Community Center and Splash House for Highbridge Pool

The Parsons Design Workshop students wanted to create a flexible space that could be changed up based on the amount of visitors using the recreation center.  Their solution was the lightweight Splash House. When the pool is at capacity, Splash House’s sliding

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First Street Green Reimagines a Vacant LES Lot as a Vibrant New Park and Community Space

First Street Green Reimagines a Vacant LES Lot as a Vibrant New Park and Community Space

First Street Green (FSG) is a group of community artists, architects and residents that came together in 2008 to transform a vacant lot at 33 East First Street in Manhattan into a maintainable plaza and cultural space/Art Park. FSG’s phase one goal has been

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Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Earlier this month, North Hempstead unveiled the first LEED Platinum community center in Long Island. The Yes We Can center boasts green features like a solar carport, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and rooftop rainwater collecting bins for

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DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

Hundreds of Lower East Siders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the NYC Department of Transportation changed their minds about the proposed Greyhound YO! Bus stop next to Seward Park and decided not to approve it. The community was in an uproar last

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DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

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

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LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

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,

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NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation’s Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

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

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Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

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.

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“Jazz In the Garden” Presented by the Clayton Williams Community Garden

“Jazz In the Garden” Presented by the Clayton Williams Community Garden

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

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Etsy Employees Bike Their Organic Waste to Red Hook Community Farm on a Custom-Made Etsy-cle

Etsy Employees Bike Their Organic Waste to Red Hook Community Farm on a Custom-Made Etsy-cle

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

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

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.

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All-Natural 4th of July Firefly Fireworks Display at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden!

All-Natural 4th of July Firefly Fireworks Display at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden!

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

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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

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

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The Delancey Underground’s LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

The Delancey Underground’s LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

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

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Lower East Side’s Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

Lower East Side’s Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

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

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Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

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

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The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

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

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Community Reception at New E-Waste Warehouse

Community Reception at New E-Waste Warehouse

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

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Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

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

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Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

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

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Interboro Partners Recycle MoMA PS1 Installation By Giving Components to the Community

Interboro Partners Recycle MoMA PS1 Installation By Giving Components to the Community

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

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