McKinley Playground

Help Plan How to Improve McKinley Park!

PS 63 The Star Academy, Neighborhood School


121 East 3rd Street between 1st Ave & Ave A

EVGrieve: “Reps for the Parks Department will be collecting input this Thursday evening on improving the McKinley Playground on Fourth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue…”



A Film on Berta Cáceres Indigenous Environmental Activist

“Worth Dying For?‘

A powerful film about how the murder of famed activist Berta Caceres has unleashed a wave of activism across Honduras”

From The March on behalf of Berta Cáceres Outside the UN 2016:

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From DNAinfo: 82-Year-Old Man Critically Hit By Truck on Chrystie/Rivington


NYPD: “The elderly man was walking with a walker east on Rivington Street when [a cement] …truck … hit him while [the truck was heading] south on Chrystie at about 12:51 p.m…”

This area has a new configuration since the two-way bike lane was installed on Chrystie Street on the Park side of the […]

Community Board 3 Resolution on Rivington House re Department of Buildings (DOB) Change to the Stop Work Order

CB3 last night passed a resolution joining our electeds in asking the Department of Buildings to create working and timely communications when DOB makes any change to permits to Rivington House. Given the recent history whereby neighbors and CB3 warnings went unheeded and given several open investigations including the Attorney General’s Office it is […]

SDR Park Coalition Website Added to Columbia University’s Avery Library Historic Preservation and Urban Planning web archive

We are honored to learn that the Columbia University Libraries Web Resources Collection Program has selected our Sara D Roosevelt Park Coalition website for inclusion in its Avery Library Historic Preservation and Urban Planning web archive “to ensure its continuing availability to researchers”.


“The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library collects books and […]

City Seizing Parkland On UES To Build Massive Tower Complex – Residents Furious


From “A Walk in the Park” Blog (Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates):

“Clearly there are a lot of very good public goods being planned for this site – no change in the playground size, three news schools, permanent affordable housing, but that comes at the cost of a building that is 724 feet tall. You […]

Town Hall: The Mayor, The Council Member and Rivington House

From the Lo-Down:

[Mayor] de Blasio …“we will put in facilities for senior affordable housing, additional, into the community and for additional nursing home capacity of 200 beds or more… to compensate for what happened here, because it wasn’t right.”

[Council Member] Chin … addressed the bigger picture. “Mr. Mayor,” she said, “you heard […]

Indictment in the Assault near Sara Roosevelt Park/Stanton and Forsyth Streets

Tragic on all fronts:

From The Lo-Down: 24-Year-Old Man Indicted in Connection With Brutal Forsyth Street Attack

“A 24-year-old man has been indicted in connection with a vicious attack on a 61-year-old woman near Sara D. Roosevelt Park last month…The Daily News reported yesterday that the woman may have permanent brain damage. She has been […]

Encampments in Soccer Fields or Practical Help for the Homeless in Sara Roosevelt Park?

A neighbor wrote:

“I just got home, I walked through the park, I counted 15-20 people in Soccer Field tonight. Make shift boxes, mattress, blankets etc. Wow, is this the norm for the upcoming months?

I’m just worried about the children that play on field, isn’t this a health hazard as far as keeping clean. […]

More Bus Exhaust Here? Community Board Meeting Tomorrow Tuesday June 27th, 2017

Disappointing news that the Community Board Transportation Committee okayed this bus stop. We understand the position:

NYC Department of Transportation tends to ‘rubber stamp’ bus stops despite over-saturation on the LES.It’s a larger NY STATE problem. If we don’t get them to sign ‘stipulations’ (controls on bus company behavior) the bus companies operate ‘freely’.