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Brooklyn and Congestion Pricing: The Numbers

Brooklyn and Congestion Pricing: The Numbers

Courtesy of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and Pratt Center for Community Development. What else do we need to know?? Let’s hope those politicians who claim to represent low-income New Yorkers in opposing congestion pricing take a look at the household income statistics shown here: less than half of Brooklyn households own cars, and those who […]

Sustainable Flatbush Monthly Meeting

The next monthly meeting will be Monday December 3rd. WHAT: Sustainable Flatbush Monthly Meeting WHEN: Monday, December 3rd at 7pm WHERE: 462 Marlborough Road (between Ditmas and Dorchester) WHY: • Hear report and future plans from Gardening Committee Kickoff Meeting • Plan for December 8th holiday event at Newkirk Plaza and Post-Holiday Electronics Recycling • […]

Buy Nothing Day

“Black Friday”, the day after Thanksgiving, when highly-motivated holiday shoppers convene at their local malls starting at 4am, is also Buy Nothing Day in the U.S. and Canada. (The rest of the world will celebrate Buy Nothing Day on Saturday November 24th.) While its name strikes me as rather self-explanatory, here is Wikipedia’s description of […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day in Prospect Park

Gardening Committee Kickoff Meeting!

The kickoff meeting for Sustainable Flatbush’s Gardening Committee will be held this coming Monday, November 26th. All details available on Flatbush Gardener’s blog. photo by Flatbush Gardener (Did I mention that Flatbush Gardener was recently #3 in the Top 100 list of Gardening sites?)

Imagine Flatbush 2030

(Imagine Flatbush logo by Imani Aegedoy) Last night was the first meeting of Imagine Flatbush 2030, a “community visioning project” sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society and Flatbush Development Corporation. The project’s purpose is to engage neighborhood stakeholders (to my delight, I was asked to be on the Advisory Committee… guess that makes me a […]

Electronics Recycling Events

Lower East Side Ecology Center has been a great pioneer and community partner in e-waste recycling. This year they held a series of three-day collections in new locations throughout the city, including our own event on Cortelyou Road last June, the first e-waste recycling event held in South Brooklyn. LESEC will sponsor three more electronics […]

Town Hall Meeting Report

Last night’s Sustainable Flatbush Town Hall Meeting was a rousing success. We had 25 people in attendance, maxing out our host’s supply of chairs. In addition to a great crew of motivated neighborhood residents, we also had the Director of Brooklyn College’s Center for the Study of Brooklyn, the Pedestrian Advocate from Transportation Alternatives, several […]

TONIGHT: Sustainable Flatbush Town Hall Meeting!

Just a reminder: Sustainable Flatbush Town Hall Meeting is TONIGHT!! Please join us: WHAT: Sustainable Flatbush Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Monday, November 12th at 7pm WHERE: 462 Marlborough Road (between Ditmas and Dorchester) Tonight’s meeting will focus primarily on the formation of committees to carry out service projects and set long-term sustainability goals for our […]

A Brooklyn Youth’s view on Congestion Pricing

I am disappointed to read that some of our Brooklyn elected officials are still claiming congestion pricing would place an “unfair burden on the poor” — Assemblyman Nick Perry (D–East Flatbush) calls congestion pricing “a wanton exploitation of tax-paying New York City drivers” and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D–Fort Greene) claims “It’s unfair and unjust that […]