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Tomorrow Monday Feb. 27th: Proposed Tompkins Square Park Avenue B Children’s Playground Renovation

Please come and voice your opinion about YOUR Park!

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez & NYC Parks and Recreation:

Monday February 27th, 2017

6:30pm -8pm

Public Resources decided by the public.

“Born in the wake of Ferguson, the Creative Reaction Lab rejects “design thinking” for a more inclusive approach to systemic inequality.” “…workshops aren’t just for designers; […]

Police Floodlights are Unlikely to Reduce Crime, But Could Harm Your Health

From MOTHERBOARD:

 

ETHAN CHIEL Feb 25 2017

“Citing recent research findings that “brighter residential nighttime lighting is associated with … impaired daytime functioning and obesity,” the American Medical Association adopted a set of guidelines for reducing the potential harm some types of LED streetlights could cause last June. The new guidelines recommend that […]

State Senator Daniel Squadron, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYCHA & NYC Emergency Management Present:

CityLab: “High Line creator admits the park is a problem for residents”

Cautionary Tale and Attempt at Redemption.

CityLab:

When Robert Hammond first conceived of turning a disused elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into a high-design “linear park” …He and co-founder Joshua David didn’t really think about what the High Line could do to the neighborhood…”

Now they are asking themselves different questions.

“…the stakes […]

SDR Park Community Coalition Was a Nominee for Golden Trowel Award

We were not selected in the end but very pleased to be nominated! It’s always good to have work noticed. Especially given the stiff ‘competition’! Many thanks to Partnerships for Parks and a big heartfelt congratulations to the winner. Proud to be in the same business.

From: Sabina Saragoussi, Director, Partnerships for Parks

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Senator Daniel Squadron warns of adverse affects of slashing funding for Senior Centers

From Pix11:

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“Sen. Daniel Squadron warned the seniors [that] a preliminary state budget proposal could close 65 centers […]

Turtle Expert Helped with Turtles in M’Finda Kalunga

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“Editor’s note: In 2003, the […]

Plastic Bag Protest on Steps of City Hall

And again…

From the NY Daily News

Environmental Advocates & Elected Officials rally against Albany’s efforts to nullify NYC’s Plastic Bag law on the steps of City Hall.

 

 

Photo (NORMAN Y. LONO/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

CM Rosie Mendez & NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation: Proposed Tompkins Square Playground Renovation

Weigh in on your thoughts re: the proposed Tompkins Square Park Avenue B Children’s Playground Renovation.

Should the fences in the playground be lowered from 7 feet to 4 feet?

What are the implications? The good/the bad.

February 27th 6:30pm to 8pm Saint Brigid – Saint Emeric Church

Urban Natural Resources Stewardship: Stew-Map

The Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project (STEW-MAP) is a national USDA Forest Service research program designed to answer the questions: Which environmental stewardship groups are working across urban landscapes? Where, why, how, and to what effect?

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