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NYC City Council Parks Chair Budget Priorities – Mark Levine

COMMITTEE ON PARKS AND RECREATION FISCAL 2016 PRELIMINARY BUDGET HEARING March 9, 2015 HON. MARK D. LEVINE, CHAIR

OPENING STATEMENT

Good morning, and welcome to the Parks and Recreation Committee’s Hearing on the Fiscal 2016 Preliminary Budget and the Fiscal 2015 Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report for the Department of Parks and Recreation. My name is […]

Soccer field at Stanton Street in SDR Park due to get replacement turf

 

 

 

Nike, the company, has agreed to fix the Sara Roosevelt Park soccer turf field badly damaged over the years. Work is said to begin this Thursday and be done by the end of May. Wow. Great news!

okay I know this isn’t a picture of soccer but we did use the field […]

40,000 low-income middle school kids with no place to go this summer

From The Door, University Settlement House and Broome Street Academy:

The Mayor has broken his promise to 40,000 low-income middle school kids, and we think that’s just plain wrong.

Until last week 40,000 low-income middle school kids were guaranteed a safe, enriching place to go this summer. Then the Mayor pulled the funding.

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It’s MY Park Day in Sara Roosevelt Park – M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Elizabeth Hubbard Gardens

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Beautiful day, beautiful people so many to thank and we won’t have all their names! But a […]

Sara Roosevelt Park It’s My Park Day: M’Finda Kalunga and Elizabeth Hubbard Gardens

Join us in our It’s My Park Day for Sara Roosevelt Park: This Saturday from 1-4pm our anchor space for all projects will be the M’Finda Kalunga Garden

in Sara Roosevelt Park at Rivington Street gate between Forsyth and Chrystie Streets.

Games for children, food and work! What could be a better way to […]

Pace High School Advisory in M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Planting and watering GreenThumb flowers and hanging up hummingbird feeder. Nice work everyone!

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Welcome to Evolve Health + Wellness – AND Nepal Disaster Relief Effort

Evolve Health + Wellness (the new business occupying the old produce warehouse on the corner of Rivington and Forsyth)

Grand Opening Celebration

May 14th, from 6-9pm.

It’s a family gathering and meet and greet with all the practitioners of Evolve – featuring snacks and drinks from some of […]

Pictures from: The 36th Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Festival

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EB-5 – intended to be a job-generator for high-poverty and high-unemployment areas-EB-5 is helping fund some of the city’s swankiest projects

 

Interesting article in DNAinfo

“The program, which enables developers to tap low-interest funding, is intended to be a job-generator for high-poverty and high-unemployment areas.

In reality, EB-5 is helping fund some of the city’s swankiest projects from some of the top developers like Silverstein Properties’ towering, ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown rising […]

May 31st Greek Jewish Festival on Broome (Allen and Eldridge)

Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue located on Broome Street since 1927 presents:

 

First Greek Jewish Festival

Broome Street (Allen and Eldridge)

May 31 from noon to 6 p.m.

from The Kehila Kedosha Janina website:

“Kehila Kedosha Janina was first organized in 1906 by Greek-speaking Romaniote Jews from the city of Ioannina […]