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Gas Prices and God

I’ve recently learned from Streetsblog that a church choir director from the suburbs of Washington DC is leading groups around the nation in prayers for lower gas prices. “God, deliver us from these high gas prices,” Twyman said. “That’s all they have to say.” THAT should work, right? According to a San Franciso Chronicle article, […]

Great Plans for NYC Streets

Have I mentioned that I’m a huge fan of New York City’s Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan? (Answer: yes, you’ve mentioned it.) She’s more like a rock star than a public official. She bikes to work, is a great speaker, and has traveled to cities all over the world in search of best-practice ideas […]

Ditmas Park West Tree Planting

These photos were taken at Sunday morning’s 14th Annual Ditmas Park West Tree Planting. It was a really nice way to meet neighbors, add some greenery to the landscape, and be part of a longstanding neighborhood tradition. Thanks to David Ford, Dan Shapiro, Ditmas Park West Neighborhood Association, and the whole crew. For more photos […]

Return to the Blogosphere

Okay, it’s true: I haven’t been on the blog much these days. The last post was on April 19th; more than a day or two without posting in the blogging world is enough to make one feel like Rip Van Winkle. I could point out that a sudden (and welcome) avalanche of gainful employment took […]

Street-Tree Walking Tour next Sunday!

Street-Tree Walking Tour next Sunday!

New Flatbush Food Co-op looks beautiful!

This evening was the Flatbush Food Coop’s Members Only Sneak Preview event, and the new store looks amazing! (No, I did not get a blogger’s press pass… I’m a member.) It is spacious and well-stocked, with an expanded bulk foods section – including flours, grains, fair trade coffee, and herbs and spices – and deli/takeout […]

Monthly Meeting on Monday April 14th!

Please come join us at the Sustainable Flatbush Monthly Meeting, this coming Monday. We will be continuing plans for our Arbor Day Street Trees Walking Tour and Newkirk Avenue Block Party, and discussing future projects. WHAT: Sustainable Flatbush Monthly Meeting WHEN: Monday April 14th at 7pm WHERE: 462 Marlborough Road (between Ditmas and Dorchester) Hope […]

I *STILL* Support Congestion Pricing

… a few selected quotes from yesterday’s wreckage… • “While some Queens politicians are claiming that the plan is elitist, the reality of it is that the elites killed this plan. With money going toward transit and a better environment for our city as part of the payoff, congestion pricing was and always will be […]