Invitation to Rivington Street Playground Community Input Meeting

With thanks to Borough President Brewer and to Council Member Chin and to the NYC Parks Department.

From: NYC Parks “is inviting the community to participate in the design process for the renovation of the Rivington Street Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park between Chrystie & Forsyth Streets by attending a virtual meeting on

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City Relief Begins Their Thursdays in Sara Roosevelt Park

City Relief created an oasis of caring in a tough part of our park. They brought hot chocolate, hot soup, health/resources and a listening ear (and cleaned up!).

Our deepest gratitude to Teresa, Josiah, Trish, all the volunteers and other organizations that came out.

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Poem for a Peregrin Falcon

 

 

From Elizabeth Hardwick. Our beloved bird whisperer.

 

 

The skies above, all foamy froth and wind-whipped cloth, are emptier today,

A Wild Air Rider, A Daring Gusty Glider, too soon has gone away,

Quiet now, a dozen harmless doves, strewn thither, in motionless array,

Nearby a wanton pigeon crew, ungrouped, no longer

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City Relief Coming to Sara Roosevelt Park

 

Big thank you to NYC Parks and Susan Stetzer from CB3 and Council Member Chin‘s Office for coordinating this venture. It has already lifted the spirits of all of us here!

 

Welcome to Teresa Gowan and City Relief City Relief intends to distribute hot soup/hot chocolate and other resources on Thursdays 11-1pm after

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Chinatown Gets $20 Million Grant To Revamp East Broadway Mall, Forsyth Plaza, And Kimlau Square

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the award:

Governor Kathy Hochul

From Gotham Gazette

“Chinatown will get a $20 million state grant to redesign three key public spaces in the less trafficked eastern part of the neighborhood. Local officials hope the projects will revitalize the downtown neighborhood after a bruising year and half of economic

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden

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NYTimes:

From NYTimes by Stephen Satterfield

“With the proliferation of Instagram accounts like Black Men With Gardens and Black Girls With Gardens, initiatives like Black Sanctuary Gardens, garden-centered podcasts like Black in the Garden and even a boom in Black-owned seed companies, this is a moment in which Black gardeners are turning — or returning

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What You Should Know About Bird Migration and Light Pollution

 

 

 

 

 

From International Dark Sky website

 

Many songbirds like warblers, thrushes, and sparrows are nocturnal migrators. Without the light of the sun, these travelers use the moon and the stars to navigate during their long journeys, which can span thousands of miles and

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Needle Disposing Kiosks Coming to Sara Roosevelt Park

Thanks to CB 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer and Council Member Chin’s office and thank you to Gale Brewer’s Office:

More Halloween - Outside the M'Finda Kalunga Gates on Rivington in Sara Roosevelt Park...

A Masked Young Raven (who volunteers in the Garden) and his parents AND a Masked State Senator Kavanagh!

Welcome Senator Kavanagh (he works on Housing in the State Senate – and is GOOD at it!)

 

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