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NYC Schools Must Recycle! Petition

If you can’t make it next Tuesday (or even if you can) there’s a petition you can sign to support this cause: The NYC Recycling Action Committee, formed by two NYC teachers, aims to help get recycling programs in every public and private NYC school. We’re making progress toward that goal, but we need your […]

Support Recycling in NYC Schools next Tuesday!

This comes from Educating Tomorrow, a group that “seeks to build a dynamic community connecting NYC K-12 teachers, administrators, students in teaching, and organizations serving children and schools”. Calling All NYC School Recycling Supporters! City Hall wants to hear from us! And we NEED YOUR HELP! A Joint Committee hearing with the Dept. of Sanitation […]

Flatbush CommUNITY Garden kicks off!

Flatbush CommUNITY Garden kicks off!

Last night was the first meeting to brainstorm and plan for the new Flatbush CommUNITY Garden. A group of 20+ people met at P.S. 217 to share their ideas of what they’d like this neighborhood resource to become. In addition to growing vegetables and fruits and flowers, what many of us expressed was the desire […]

Tour de Brooklyn 2008!

Tour de Brooklyn 2008 starting line The Fourth Annual Tour de Brooklyn was, once again, a great success. I’ve ridden in all of them and because the route changes each year, the TdB offers a wonderful opportunity to see parts of Brooklyn that may not be on one’s daily itinerary. This year after starting underneath […]

Flatbush Community Garden Meeting!

Flatbush Community Garden Meeting!

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Recycle Your CFLs at Brooklyn Green Drinks!

I’ve received a number of inquiries lately from folks wondering where to recycle CFL bulbs locally (the bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and shouldn’t be thrown out with the trash). This Wednesday the answer is at Brooklyn Green Drinks, hosted by Center for the Urban Environment at their beautiful new home, a showplace […]

Flatbush Food Co-op Grand Opening tomorrow!

The folks who’ve been bringing organic food to our neighborhood since 1976 are holding the official celebration of their large and beautiful new store tomorrow! Here’s the details: All are invited to the grand opening celebration to mark Flatbush Food Coop’s move into our newly renovated space at 1415 Cortelyou Rd. The FFC is a […]

The Steeplechase – Bed-Stuy Bike Ride!

This is a community-organized, family-friendly, leisurely neighborhood bike ride, happening next Saturday morning. A great opportunity to see the architecture and sights in Bedford Stuyvesant, one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful and historic brownstone neighborhoods. Bed-Stuy Blog has the news: To celebrate Bike Month, Bedford-Stuyvesant will be having a bike ride called The Steeple Chase. The […]

Look What I Found in the NY Times!

Sustainable Transportation tidbits from this weekend: Gas prices knock bicycle sales, repairs into higher gear Four-dollar-a-gallon gas is good for business — if you run a bike shop. Commuters around the country are dusting off their old two-wheelers — or buying new ones — to cope with rising fuel prices, bicycle dealers say. Hey, if […]

Public Meeting to discuss Ocean/Parkside improvements

Our neighbors to the north at Hawthorne Street blog in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (part of Flatbush? You decide…) have been discussing the horrifically dangerous entrance to Prospect Park at Ocean and Parkside Avenues for some months now, and have formed a local Livable Streets group called PLG Public Works to address this and other traffic-related issues. […]