Educational Alliance: International Overdose Awareness Day August 31

From Educational Alliance:

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, we are running a campaign to increase knowledge and awareness around the 911 Good Samaritan Law. We created the flyers below that you can share on your social media networks, hang in your buildings, send in an email to your participants, etc. Also be on the look out on our Facebook page for other 911 Good Samaritan Law social media campaigns that you can share to your page in the coming days.

A Reminder of What We've Done and Will Do Again. Stay Safe. Keep Others Safe.

Wear a Mask



Notes from the 5th Pct Build A Block Meeting on August 19, 2020

From the 5th Precinct


Apologize for the delay folks,

Here’s a recap of the talking points from the build the block this last Wednesday.

There’s a new cop in town! Not so much new just reassigned, We welcome PO T. Dougherty to the NCO B community. Officer Dougherty was previously assigned as the 5th Pcts Domestic Violence officer. No doubt he will be a valuable resource in the fight to keep the bowery and Sara D a safe place to live.  in the same breath we say good luck to Officer Bozzo who hasn’t gone far but has chosen to step down from the Neighborhood Coordination unit. Hell still be out on patrol in the 5th precinct so don’t be a stranger

The park has seen better days- there has been an increase in narcotic activity in the park and more loitering around the same old area on Delancey and Broome.

Although we were able to clean up a lot of these issues over the last  few years recent events and policy changes have really pushed us a couple steps back as a community.

The 5th precinct and Sgt. Lorenzo from PEP promise to  do everything with in policy and power to bring the reigns back in on these issues.

Noise and social distancing! – We fielded a few concerns about noise around bars and other businesses who expand their out door seating passed allotted parameters.

we were assured by Susan Stetzer district manager of CB3 that the 5th precinct (apparently one of the only areas in the city) has seen a decrease in noise/social distancing/night life complaints. that being said she encouraged all to report any issues when they arise. The only way we know that something is wrong from any stand point is if a report has been made.

Car break ins! – There have been a string of car break in being reported in the areas surrounding the park. We encourage the community to keep a vigilant eye out for any suspicious activity or noises. Also keep in mind to never leave valuables out in the open in unattended vehicles.

The 5th precinct has deployed a nightly response team that patrols the area to specifically combat these issues. With this response team and the  Ncos out on the hunt its only a matter of time before we catch the person/s responsible for these crimes.

Forsyth Corridor- We are still dealing with the quality of life issues that are brought about due to the construction on Forsyth street. As our policy with dealing with the homeless is established we will address the situation to the best of our ability. If not as always continue to work with outside agencies to get the job done.

if I missed anything feel free to contact me or my new partner




TEL: 212 334 0711 

CELL: 929 334 9607

FAX: 212 334 0729

Il Sole-24 Ore national Italian newspaper on The LES and a Bob Humber Interview

From the author: “You may remember that in the spring my wife and I came to interview you in your garden in Loisaida, with the intention of writing a piece on you. The article was published on June 28, but it took me a month to obtain a pdf of it, which I am

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Tenement Museum's Jason Eisner Interviews Bob Humber

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“Green Map 2020: Evolving with Technology and Staying Community Focused”


eSpatially New York “Perspectives on the Geospatial Community in the Empire State”

“For nearly 30 years, Green Map has been an anchor in the Metro NYC nonprofit mapping community. Led by its original founder, Wendy Brawer, Green Map’s portfolio of work and advocacy in locally-led mapping and sustainability efforts is quite impressive. Since the

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Baby Vermilion Flycatcher

One of our birders saw this fellow in May near the park hiding under a parked car

From University Settlement Virtual Book Talk

Dear Friends,

A reminder that University Settlement will be hosting a virtual book talk with Adam Hochschild the author of Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes on Wednesday, July 22, at 6:00 pm.

Click here to register today.

Hope you can join us!

Rose Pastor

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Rescue of a Fallen Cypress Tree in Sara Roosevelt Park

Thank you To Elizabeth, Peter, Jonathan and Alexander!

“It has a teeny tiny root ball, and I think the hard soil is the source of the problem. Tomorrow we will change it and stabilize it.” Elizabeth


Elizabeth wrote (M’Finda Kalunga Gardener and Bird Savior):

“It will take at

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Important Parks Department Service Changes Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: Monday, June 22 at 6:00 a.m.

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. During this time, we ask that all park goers use additional precautions to protect their health and safety and that of those around them.

At this time, City parks are open. We

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