Long-Forgotten Pictures Capture Escape and Discovery in the City’s Parks.

From the NYTimes: By JIM DWYER APRIL 27, 2018


“Admission to the exhibit, like the parks and starlight, is free”


“Six months ago, a conservancy official cleaning out an office came across two cardboard boxes that had been sitting around for decades.

Inside were 2,924 color slides, pictures made in parks […]

Mental Health, State of the LES, NYS AG Get Rid of Unused Meds, Protect Merchant House, Weigh in on NYC Urban Agriculture Policy

From Politico:

MENTAL HEALTH — De Blasio creates task force to improve response to emotionally distressed New Yorkers:

The de Blasio administration today announced the creation of the NYC Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force. The six-month effort is aimed at improving the city’s response to […]

M’Finda Garden: LadyBug & Worm Release, Chickens Back, Jose Going, Pace HS Advisory Helping & Garden Work

Thanks to Jenifer and her merry band of helpers (JD, Jade, Bud and more!).


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Jose, hard […]

Governor Cuomo: Emergency Preparedness Training & Readiness Backpack Distribution

(With the offices of Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Gale Brewer, Senator Brian Kavanagh, and Council Member Carlina Rivera)

A 2 hour-training for residents to get the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.

The event will be held on Thursday, […]

CM Carlina Rivera Community Resource Fair

Eugene Leff Dies: Earth Hero Whose Efforts Spurred the Creation of the SuperFund Clean Up Program

From the NYTimes:

“Eugene Leff… reached a record settlement for New York State with a chemical company accused of burying toxic waste at Love Canal, the Niagara Falls neighborhood whose contamination became a symbol of environmental disaster…

Cindy Schultz/Albany Times Union

“Besides arguing the Love Canal case he pursued litigation […]

Cuomo Ban on Plastic Bags: Follow NYC Lead Here. We Had a Better Solution

From NY Daily News:

“…There are two ways to do this intelligently: By banning plastic bags and putting a fee on paper, or by putting a fee on all disposable bags. Cuomo is pressing ahead with a third way, that’s likelier to produce negative side effects…

“…the Cuomo-ordered task force came back with its […]

Alternative Energy News: Offshore leases part of U.S. energy push

From TimesUnion:

“President Donald Trump has courted coal miners and cast doubt on whether fossil fuels contribute to climate change, but that hasn’t translated into hostility for renewable energy — particularly offshore wind.

Using federal offshore leases, wind power projects along the East Coast, including off the shores of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia and […]

NYC Comptroller Stringer: Town Hall May 21st

It’s our job to let elected officials know what we know and to listen to what they know.

Please, let your best thinking be heard!

Ladybug and Worm Meet Up at M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Sunday, April 22nd, 12:30-3:00