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Flatbush FreeMeet, November 22 2008!

Flatbush FreeMeet, November 22 2008!

REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE at the FLATBUSH FREEMEET! sponsored by Sustainable Flatbush and Freecycleâ„¢ New York City Saturday, November 22, 2008 12 noon – 3pm

Flatbush Supper Club report!

Flatbush Supper Club report!

Micki Josi is a New York City public school teacher and the co-founder, with fellow teacher Coquille Houshour, of Educating Tomorrow, a group committed to “greening” NYC schools. Micki generously offered her home for the first-ever Flatbush Supper Club potluck and discussion, and here is her report on the event:

Park(ing) Day 2008: Cortelyou Rd. Park!

Park(ing) Day 2008: Cortelyou Rd. Park!

Park(ing) Day is an event in which organizations from around the globe take over parking spots and transform them into mini-parks, open to all, to serve as a reminder of how public space could be better allocated to accommodate people instead of cars. Our spot was one of 50 throughout NYC. Park(ing) Day is one […]

Flatbush Bike Ride to Summer Streets!

Flatbush Bike Ride to Summer Streets!

Okay, now I can speak from first-hand experience: Summer Streets, New York City’s experiment with creating a car-free haven for pedestrians and cyclists, is truly fantastic!

I Wanna Be a Solar Empowerment Zone!

I Wanna Be a Solar Empowerment Zone!

Last week I attended a special hearing of the New York City Council’s Infrastructure Task Force, on the topic of Distributed Energy Generation in NYC – essentially, how to encourage it.

Imagine Flatbush final visioning meeting tonight

Tonight is the final workshop meeting of Imagine Flatbush 2030, the community visioning project created by Municipal Arts Society and Flatbush Development Corporation to “assist in creating neighborhood sustainability goals and tools to measure progress toward consensus-based goals”. As this stage of the project comes to a close (along with, presumably, Municipal Arts Society’s direct […]

TONIGHT: Imagine Flatbush 2030

Tonight is the second of four community visioning meetings for Imagine Flatbush 2030, to be held at Brooklyn College’s new Conference Center. Everyone is invited. Local blog Brooklyn Junction provides the perfect summary of why this process is so important: Come out to the meeting tonight and I think you’ll see why I, and a […]

Imagine Flatbush 2030 Community Meeting

Imagine Flatbush 2030 Community Meeting

In case the print is too small to read, I’ll repeat it here: Come and participate in a special dialogue about the future of Flatbush. The Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC) and the Municipal Art Society (MAS) are inviting you to take part in Imagine Flatbush 2030 — a community visioning and dialogue process — designed […]

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 […]