NYTimes: Bike Polo in Sara Roosevelt Park




“They call it “the pit.” On a shady asphalt lot between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets on the Lower East Side, a young man in glasses and a faded tank top walked around with a leaf blower, sending twigs, grit and debris into its far corners.”

Best quote:

“The players at the […]

Updated: From the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors: Gardens & Graveyards Walk

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M’Finda Garden


When Sunday, September 23, 11:30am FREE!

Rally Against Landlords’ Assault on Tenants Rights – Tomorrow 

From TenantsPAC

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

12:00 Noon

Steps of City Hall

Lower Manhattan

The Rent Stabilization Association is suing Michael McKee, Tenants PAC, Met Council on Housing, and the Real Rent Reform Campaign.

“Come tell the landlords that we will not be silenced, censored or intimidated by […]

From Council Member Margaret Chin’s Office: Summer Resource Fair

United Nations: Climate Change and Health

We could probably do a bit more? Key facts Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. […]

Community Policing in Sector B (SDR Park & Blocks in Either East/West)


Appreciations to Captain Yao and our local community officers PO Bozzo & PO Urena and for Community Policing.

All present reinforced the idea of forging an honest and real partnership between the community and police to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

The goal seemed to be to create a place where no […]

UPDATED with New Article from TheBody: After the Vigil: Neighbors to Save Rivington House Press, etc


From Neighbors to Save Rivington House Update:

Press coverage (thank you to our local media – never more important). Quotes:

“…in a letter from CM Chin and Man. Borough President Brewer to Dep Mayor Alicia Glen, [both insisted that] Rivington House should not be converted into residential use. [arguing] that while […]

Audubon Plot Clean Up/Fix Up, Park’s Department’s Forestry Out in Force and More K2 Trouble in SDR/Delancey Street

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Hardworking Audubon Society volunteers led by Richard Santangelo, Program Director, For the Birds!, and Nico Sarbanes […]

Fatal Knife Attack in SDR Park’ Stanton Parkhouse Area

We regret to inform our Park goers:

An homeless man was killed after a fight broke out, killed by another homeless man in SDR Park.

Lo-Down has the in-depth reporting here.

Quote from SDR Coalition:

“This area has become a hotbed of drug selling, K2 in particular. Park goers and nearby residents have been threatened […]

The Perseids and More Meteor Showers


“All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers … can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch one.”

The Perseids Active between July 17 and Aug. 24. Peaks around Aug. 12. […]