Racism and Classism ‘not the inevitable reality of living in a changing city’?

Jeremiah Moss’, pseudonym of Griffin Hansbury, necessary read:

Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

From Glynnis Macnicol The Daily Beast:

“Moss has provided us with a comprehensive history of the city’s zoning laws, demonstrating how they carefully (and at times, not carefully at all)

mask their racism with claims of wanting […]

Turtle in M’Finda Kalunga Garden Lays an Egg!!

Hey check out M’Finda Kalunga’s Website for a look at the egg laid by one of the turtles!





Ribbon Cutting for Henry Jackson Playground Wednesday July 26th 11am

1994 Village Voice article on Sara D. Roosevelt Park

How the Other Half Plays

Reinventing Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Again.


By J.A. Lobbia*

The Village Voice

September 13th 1994 [apologies no archival link available that I could find!]

When the city closes off the Houston Street end of Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Monday to begin a […]

Old Daily News Article from 1988 (?) Bob Humber and his Fight to Reclaim SDR Park

Bob Humber. Still here. Still fighting. Still holding out hope.


“Two Friends and the fence between them” The Daily News

Juan Gonzalez @juangon68 Tuesday September 20, 198(?)8


Ira Dobrin had been desperate to leave the job for months. Too much work, so much misery on every bench, “so little recognition all for […]

‘Cafe Henrie’ Denied in CB3 SLA Committee Hearing

Nearby tenants and long -time neighbors turned out to say ‘no thank you’ to Cafe Henrie’s request for a full liquor license. They listed a number of key reasons.

“Our long- time experience as a community has been that when a full liquor license is given, things change. I do not believe that […]

Cup and Saucer Closes

Sad day our community.


NYT: “Another New York Diner Turns Off the Grill, a Victim of Rising Rents”

“John Vasilopoulos and Nick Tragaras stood before an assembly line of egg sandwiches. Mr. Tragaras slid the eggs and bacon from the griddle onto the buns as Mr. Vasilopoulos followed […]

Garden Day in M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Lots of hard working gardeners today: Hideyo, Dan, Eddie, Lanza, Kevin and others!

Supervision supplied by Head Gardener’s Kate Fitzgerald and Bob Humber.

Deacon Hopper stopped by looking very fit!

Plus a cardinal tweeting up a storm…


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On Homelessness: From Rachel Moran’s book “Paid For”

From “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

On Homelessness:

“We humans are so constituted that we need a sense of our own social significance. Nothing can give us more pleasure than the sense that we are wanted and useful. Conversely, nothing is more productive of despair than a sense that we are useless […]

Expand & Upgrade America’s Recycling Infrastructure

Tweeted by Rob Watson:

Federal Budget & America’s Recycling Infrastructure

“the American Recycling infrastructure… provides three-quarters of a million jobs and tens of billions of dollars in economic activity…”

Written Bob Gedert, President, National Recycling Coalition; Senior Recycling Consultant, RRS; SWEEP Steering Committee Member

“..The President’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) […]