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K’s unedited article originally posted in The Villager as a letter to the editor

Of Parks, Inequity and the Flinging of Coins…

http://bowerygals.blogspot.com/2013/12/of-parks-inequity-and-flinging-of-coins.html

At the “Talking Transitions Tent” New Yorkers for Parks hosted a panel entitled “Four Immediate Ways to Equitably Improve NYC’s Parks”. The panel consisted of committed and hard-working park advocates.

One of the panelists, State Senator Squadron, proposed that “marquee parks” (such as Central Park) share […]

Attention Downtown Artists!

UNSURE ABOUT OBAMACARE? HOW TO APPLY? Community Board 3, HOWL! H.E.L.P*, Bowery Poetry Club, Fourth Arts Block, GOH Productions, Jackie Factory, La MaMa, Performance Space 122, Poetry Project, TWEED TheaterWorks, Vangeline Theater

Invite You To A FREE Actors Fund Workshop

UNDERSTANDING OBAMACARE & THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT Find out if you’re eligible for free or […]

Bicycle Mechanics Training Program

Dear LES and Workforce Stakeholders,

The LES Employment Network is very excited to announce that Henry Street Settlement and Recycle-A-Bicycle, with additional support from LESEN, have partnered to launch a Bicycle Mechanics Training Program. You may download the large-file attachment or click this link to view the marketing flyer for more information.

The program will […]

New Article in DNAinfo New York

Touch-and-Smell Garden to Serve Blind on Lower East Side

The touch-and-smell garden will be on the north side of Delancey Street near Forsyth Street in front of the BRC Senior Center.

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131206/lower-east-side/touch-and-smell-garden-serve-blind-on-lower-east-side

Important breaking news and events

A 25 story building coming to Chrystie Street…. http://www.boweryboogie.com/2013/12/sperone-westwater-gallery-fails-block-ian-schragers-25-story-hotel-chrystie-street/ http://www.scribd.com/doc/188424530/215-Chrystie-Ruling

Talking Transitions event. New Yorkers for Parks hosted an informative discussion on what to do about income inequity in Parks. http://new.livestream.com/talkingtransition/NYC

Squadron’s Park plan. This is an article the New Yorker that talks about the Transitions Tent event (above). Squadron proposes to address the […]

The HOW of Affordable Housing: Information for Lower-East-Siders, Artists, and the Creative Community

How do you find affordable housing in New York City? How do you know if you’re eligible? How can you best prepare yourself to apply? …And what does “affordable housing” mean anyway?

This two-hour seminar will address rent stabilization and privately-owned, government subsidized housing city-wide, with a focus on artist housing and the Lower […]