Community Board 3 Advocate for Your Park! Learn the Budget Cycle for NYC

Community Board 3 (CB3) Parks Committee Meeting Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm at the BRC Senior Services Center – 30 Delancey Street (between Chrystie & Forsyth Streets).

Come by and let CB3 know what changes and improvements you’d like to see in your park. CB 3 will be sending board members out to look at […]

From the Lo-Down: Good Samaritan Helped Victim After Forsyth Street Attack

The only good news out of this horror was that someone stepped forward to help.

Thank you to that person.

From the Lo-Down:

“The incident, at the intersection of Forsyth and Stanton streets, happened at around 6 a.m. Brown was taken into custody and charged with assault and drug possession.

Channel 7 talked with […]

DNAinfo: Woman Badly Beaten Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park, NYPD Says

From DNAinfo: Excerpt

Photo DNAinfo: A woman was beaten near Sara D. Roosevelt Park’s derelict storehouse at Forsyth and Stanton streets, police said.

LOWER EAST SIDE — A man viciously pummeled a 61-year-old woman near Sara D. Roosevelt Park early Saturday morning.

“The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with bleeding in […]

From BoweryBoogie: Woman Severely Beaten on Stanton Street Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Past Saturday


“…the assault that transpired early Saturday morning at Stanton and Forsyth Streets. Near the Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. At roughly 6am, a woman in her fifties was beaten unconcious …She was taken to Bellevue, and was reportedly in stable condition by afternoon.

Par for the course. This area of Sara D. […]

From NYers for Parks: Last Chance to Give Testify on the City Parks Budget

This Thursday, May 25 is the last chance for the public to give testimony to the City Council on the upcoming fiscal year city budget. The Committee on Finance hearing will begin at 10 am, with the public comment period slated to begin at 1 pm.

Don’t have time to give testimony? Add your name […]

Disturbing NY Post Article Questioning a Rumored Park’s Department Strategy for Public Input

If true, this is problematic.

A lot of us spend volunteer hours, days, or lifetimes making our local park’s beautiful, functional and safe. The possibility that neighborhood input at Park’s public meetings is just a troublesome ritual to try to manipulate opinion to align with a foregone conclusion is insulting to say the least.

It’s […]

Stanton and Forsyth Area Attack and How to Make That Area Safer

The NY Post carried an article on an attack near Forsyth Street (near Stanton Street) across from Sara Roosevelt Park.

A woman in her 50’s was beaten unconscious early Saturday at around 6 a.m. at the corner of Forsyth and Stanton Streets on the Lower East Side. She is apparently in stable condition.

The attacker […]

Help From Volunteers in Sara Roosevelt Park Today, Sunday

We got a bunch of help today from the Holy Virgin Protection Orthodox Church in the LES and their group of High School students!

Mark, Allen, Sophia, Sylvia, Alexandra, and Seymore!

The dirt pile reduced, children’s area raked and swept, front of the BRC got more soil, as did parts of the M’Finda Kalunga Garden. […]

It’s My Park Day in Sara Roosevelt Park M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden

Great Day in the M’Finda Kalunga Garden with Ladybug releases, food, clean-up, neighborhood “kitchen table” conversations, and much more.

Thanks for donations from Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, Starbucks and Mottsu Restaurant! And homemade goods from the gardeners!

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The “Hort” Report in Sara Roosevelt Park

We heard from The Hort on their ongoing gardening efforts with a terrific group of local Emma Lazarus High School students. This time they worked all over Sara Roosevelt Park. Thanks to Council Member Chin who helped fund these activities here!

“It rained intermittently, but nonetheless, we persisted. It was a good day. We […]