Stanton Building Restoration to Full Public Use

As more and more luxury condos are slated for alongside the park (bringing shadowing for the public, expensive housing for the private owners) this city needs to move forward on returning this building to the public for all of the public’s use.

NOT wait for it to be used as yet another amenity for […]

From the Lo-Down: L Train Shutdown Plans

L Train Shutdown Plans Unveiled; Prepare For Big Impact Above and Below Delancey Street

Impacting Sara Roosevelt Park. With more buses along Chrystie Street adding to the bus traffic already here.

DOT it is past time to install signs for bike riders to heed pedestrians in two-way bike lane alongside the park.

We have […]

Community Board 3 Parks Committee Artist’s Presentation: BIRDLINK

Anina Gerchick will present her proposal for a public artwork, BIRDLINK, at:

Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, & Waterfront Committee

Thursday, December 14 at 6:30pm — BRC Senior Services Center – 30 Delancey Street (inside Sara Roosevelt Park btwn Chrystie & Forsyth Streets)

Upcoming public artwork BIRDLINK, freestanding native plant garden sculpture designed […]

Parks department will fell dozens of healthy trees in Ft. Greene Park makeover

From the Brooklyn Paper:

“City officials fibbed to advance their controversial redesign for a section of Fort Greene Park when they claimed that dozens of meadow trees destined for the hatchet are sick and near-death, because most of the green things are actually young and in […]

Advocates Wanting East River Beach Access

From The Tribeca Trib:

“The 191-foot-long sliver of sand, known as Brooklyn Bridge Beach, lies beneath the bridge, along the East River Esplanade. A padlocked gate on the esplanade fence keeps it off limits, though it sometimes serves as a stopover for kayakers.

Now a group is launching a new effort to reverse the city’s […]

Pull Greenhouse Gases Out of the Atmosphere Into Other Pools Like…? Soil!

NYTimes:

Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet

By Jacques Leslie Dec. 2, 2017

“People reap more benefit from nature when they give up trying to vanquish it [instead see it] as a demanding but indispensable ally… [we’ve been conditioned to think of ] carbon’s climate change connection……when it’s as vital to life […]

From FABnyc: Storefront Residency

FABnyc Storefront Residency

Summary FABnyc is pleased to announce our first residency program available to NYC based artists to develop their work on East 4th Street in the Lower East Side from January 1 – March 31, 2018. The Residency is intended for one artist or collective, preferably with a strong connection to the […]

Who Cleans the Park?

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Last night:

NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join for the launch event of John […]

From Chinese Progressive Association: Free citizenship Application Help, Protect from Identify Theft,  Community Health Centers

CB3 Health/Human Services Committee invites you to a

Panel Presentation/Discussion

Community Health Centers

Challenges and successes in serving health needs of

Chinatown & the Lower East Side

Featuring speakers from:

Ryan/Nena Community Health Center

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

[…]

Two Cities Aim to Curb the Privatization of Public Spaces

From Next City:

By Rachel Dovey November 27, 2017

“Following investigations in London and New York earlier this year, officials in both cities have announced legislation to regulate privately owned public spaces, or POPS….

… legislation that passed the New York City Council earlier this month aims to hold local landlords accountable for their POPS. […]