Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
PARK Smart is a pilot program to make parking easier while reducing congestion and improving safety. NYCDOT is conducting six month pilots in neighborhoods across the City to evaluate how the program works in different settings. The agency works closely with community boards, merchants, BIDs and other local stakeholders when developing the pilots.
PARK Smart aims to increase the number of available metered parking spaces by encouraging motorists to park no longer than necessary. The meter rate is higher when demand for parking is greatest and decreases when demand is lower.
Goals of PARK Smart NYC
- Increase the availability of parking spaces
- Increase safety
- Reduce double-parking
- Reduce pollution
- Reduce congestion from circling vehicles
PARK Smart NYC Pilots
A six-month trial of PARK Smart began on October 6, 2008 in Greenwich Village. Meter rates are $2.00/hr. from Noon to 4PM and $1.00/hr. at all other times that meters are in effect. All other regulations remain the same.
Read the findings from the six-month pilot.
On May 4, 2009 a second six-month pilot began in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Meter rates are $1.50/hr. from Noon to 4PM and $.75/hr. at all other times that meters are in effect. All other regulations remain the same.
How do I identify a PARK Smart NYC Meter?
All PARK Smart meters will have the PARK Smart logo. PARK Smart meters will accept both quarters and NYC Parking Cards. NYC Parking Cards are sold in $10, $20, $50 and $100 increments and are available from nearby merchants where you see the PARK Smart NYC logo as well as online.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
The Red Hook Farm, Columbia and Beard Street
- Train F/G Train to Smith and 9th Street stop.
- Take the B77 to Van Dyke and Dwight.
- Walk one block up Van Dyke to the Farm or Walk up 9th street to Court.
- Left on Court Street to Bay.
- Right on Bay to Columbia Street.
- A/C to Jay Street Borough Hall transfer to the F or Exit the station.
- Take the B61 going towards Red Hook.
- Take the Bus to Van Brunt and Van Dyke.
- Walk 3 blocks up Van Dyke to the Farm.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Learn more by attending the next general meeting:
When: next Tuesday July 14, 2009 7pm-9:30pm
Where: BRIC Studios, 2nd floor, 57 Rockwell Pl, Brooklyn
The main topics to discuss are bylaws, including member meetings, member voting, membership fees and equity contributions, and annual patronage refunds.
Or visit their website.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Here's what you need to know:
What: Volunteer workshop training and introduction to Food and Water Watch projects with coffee and snacks provided by Food & Water Watch.
When: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm
Where: Sustainable NYC
139 Avenue A, at 9th street
New York, NY 10009
RSVP: Please reply to Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Public debate over who will be responsible for cleaning the polluted Brooklyn canal ends today. Should it be designated a federal Superfund site or be cleaned by the city and private developers? The Environmental Protection Agency is not expected to release their final decision until at least September.
For more information, check out these recent news articles:
City Proposes New Plan for Gowanus Canal Cleanup
New York Times
Gowanus in Transition
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Hattie Carthan Community Garden, located on the corner of Marcy Avenue and Clifton Place, is hosting its first ever Farmers Market. Here's what you need to know:
The Community Market Grand Opening celebration July 11th will begin with Ribbon Cutting at 9:30 followed by events throughout the day including cooking demos, recipe sharing, live music, storytelling and cultural presentations.
July 25th is Salad Fest in the Market. Community Food Educator Yonnette Fleming explores the art of salad making and tosses up a bevy of seasonal salads.
Join us throughout the season. Fresh fruits and vegetables for sale from local farms and community gardeners, and a community space for gatherings and events. Every Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm from July 11th to November 5th.
We accept EBT FMNP WIC HEALTH BUCCS
Friday July 10 6pm-10pm
The Alien Comic
"Mr. Lower East Side" Moonshine Shorey
DJs from HomeBase Collective
Party for a Solar-Powered NY
Saturday July 11 12pm-10pm
Dead Prez, Fiasco, Schwervon!, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Outasight, the So So Glos, Love Like Deloreans, Hi Red Center and DJ Green Lantern!
Sunday July 12 11am-6pm
Rachel Trachtenburg's Homemade World
Workshops with BioBus Mobile Science Lab, Band of Bicycles, the Madagascar Institute, Voltaic, Just Food and more!
Wide Open Eco-Pet Fashion Show
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Check out the new documentary Food, Inc. in a theater near you.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.