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Tomorrow June 30th March with University Settlement for Keeping Families Together

From NY Commons Map of Public Buildings and Land

From NYCommons.org helps New Yorkers impact decisions about public land and buildings in their neighborhoods.

Why focus on our commons?

Vibrant public spaces strengthen communities and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods. They provide opportunities for learning, health and recreation, as well as connecting with friends and neighbors. But all […]

NY Post: Poor oversight on park renovations has cost taxpayers $5M

NY Post

“The city Parks Department’s shoddy oversight over how private contractors handle department construction projects has cost taxpayers nearly $5 million, including nearly $800,000 at President Trump’s fancy golf course in The Bronx, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said.

“The weaknesses we found in [the department’s] controls over” construction managers “were evidenced by missing and […]

Perspective on Specialized Tests from the Valedictorian of Stuyvesant High School

From Craine’s NY:

Editor’s note: The text below is adapted from Wong’s valedictorian speech at Stuyvesant High School’s June 21 graduation ceremony.

Stuyvesant’s valedictorian: Find a way to diversify my school

In speech to class of 2018, its top student calls status quo “broken”

By Matteo Wong

Just as we will change the world, the […]

March with University Settlement Saturday June 30th

Parks Audit by NYC Comptroller Stringer

From Craine’s NY

“Many Department of Parks and Recreation construction projects run behind schedule and over budget, according to a recent audit from city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

The audit looked at 69 capital projects worth $317 million during fiscal years 2014 and 2015, including a pool, a bikeway and even the Trump golf […]

VOTE. TODAY JUNE 26th 2018

From the Lo-Down:

Follow link above to the article to find out who is running.

And use the link to find your voting place.

 

And here are flowers in thanks!

 

 

Parks Enforcement Police (PEP) Captain Sanchez reassigned from Sara Roosevelt Park

 

Dear Captain Sanchez:

We can’t convey how sorry we are to hear this.

Thank you for your service.

It takes a while and it takes experience to get to know a community and to be trusted by it – we are not always the easiest place to work.

We’ve […]

Rescheduled: “Its My Park Day” for Saturday, September 8th 2018

Dear Neighbors and Friends –

Tomorrow’s predicted rain showers have convinced us that we need to reschedule ‘It’s Our Park Day” for a time when it can really be the community event we all want to see happen. After comparing schedules with our partners, it became clear that the best plan was to […]

RESCHEDULED: Now Sept 8th 2018 “Its Our Park Day” at Stanton in Sara Roosevelt Park

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

Tomorrow’s predicted rain showers have convinced us that we need to reschedule ‘It’s Our Park Day” for a time when it can really be the community event we all want to see happen. After comparing schedules with our partners, it became clear that the best plan was to re-organize […]