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Parks and Recreation

The Fireboat House in East River Park Goes Green

As the extremely extended makeover of East River Park finally seems to be nearing completion, the park now includes far more plant life than it has recent years. But green space is always at a premium in NYC, as...

Plant-in City: Taking Terrariums to the Next Level

If you walked past Lost Weekend, the coffee shop on lower Orchard Street last week, you might have noticed something beautiful in the window: a multi-level terrarium (it looked especially stunning at night).  The temporary exhibition was not just...

Friends of Gulick Park Celebrate Spring

This could be the last summer for the "old" Gulick Park. Thanks to the efforts of Friends of Gulick Park, $3 million in funding has been raised to refurbish the neglected public space along Delancey and Willett streets. During...

Groups Team Up to Restore Schiff Fountain

The Friends of Seward Park and the Hester Street Fair are teaming up to restore the Schiff Fountain, on the western edge of the park. They've launched a petition drive with a goal of collecting 5,000 signatures.

Community Planning For Revitalized Pier 42 Begins Tonight

Tonight the Parks Department and Community Board 3 will be looking for public input about a new park they plan to build on Pier 42, at the end of Montgomery Street.  It's always been the plan to tear down...

Funding Approved for Pier 42 and East River Waterfront

Two major projects along the East River waterfront moved one step closer to reality this morning, when the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation voted officially to fund them. As we've been expecting, the redevelopment of Pier 42 was allotted $14 million, while another...

It’s Time to TreeCycle! Mulchfest This Weekend

This weekend is your chance to dispose of that pine tree dropping needles all over your apartment, and turn it into mulch that helps plants in our public parks. (See adorable video here.) The city's parks department is hosting its...

Schumer and Squadron Announcing $14 Million Investment in Pier 42 Park

We're at Pier 42 where U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron are announcing the allocation of $14 million dollars in 9/11 recovery funds towards renovation of long-neglected Pier 42. More to come.

$14 Million Allocated for Pier 42 Revitalization

This was the scene a year ago at Pier 42 -- a rally organized by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron to urge the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) to fund the revitalization of the East...

Weekend Kids’ Pick

This weekend get the kids thinking ahead to spring. Help the Lower East Side Ecology Center plant daffodil bulbs to get East River Park ready for next spring. Tools and gloves will be provided, but bring a snack and water. You...
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Afternoon on Ludlow and Grand

Thanks to Shalom Stavsky for this neighborhood photo.
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