Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Soundview Park Festival July 2

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NYSUBOA 50th Anniversary Dinner

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50th Anniversary Banquet

at Villa Barone June 23-8pm

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The Bronx Ferry at Clason Point

I went to the Mayor’s Town Hall at Stevenson HS on May 24, 2017. Good turn out, good questions and, for the most part, good responses. I was disappointed the Mayor, Commissioners and other elected officials generally lacked knowledge or were unwilling to share information about the Ferry, which will BEGIN OPERATION JUNE 2018. There was no suggestion there was any plan to mitigate traffic, improve parking or amend/improve bus service in Clason Point. Elected officials were also unaware of the Shorehaven Condominiums’ proposed relationship and responsibilities to Clason Point Park ball field and waterfront esplanade. As a community, we need to get together and discuss this before unacceptable, last minute “solutions” are thrown on the table.

I have contacted the offices of several city and elected officials and have not received any responses. We will reach out to them again. If they continue to avoid and evade this interest in information regarding the Bronx Ferry we will move to the next level. We will identify who was willing to listen and help and who turned a deaf ear to community concerns.

Because of lack of information, we have established The Friends of Clason Point Park to protect our community. The FCPP will hold a meeting in the coming weeks. We will posts and circulate meeting notices. All community members are invited to attend.

GentriGhetto

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Touch Your Toes Every Day

fit chick 4Damn! As we get older, we start to lose stuff. I don’t mean keys. I mean real, meaningful stuff like hair, eyesight, strength, flexibility, sexual interest. . . Oh my! But, yes, there is a but. Your really don’t have to lose as much as you think. Good habits aren’t enough. Those are what got you to where you are now. You need to cultivate great habits. You don’t have to spend a ton of money but making the right choices can make a difference. Sure, you can spend your money on vitamins and supplements but it may be more important to make certain you are eating a healthy, balanced diet. Some of you would rather die than put a vegetable in your mouth so you are willing to spend money on stuff like sea kelp tablets. You already know what I am going to say.

Beyond the metabolism things that happen as we age, we lose strength, fitness and flexibility. But just like having an aversion to green vegetables, many of us have an aversion to fitness. We practically break out in hives if we have to do anything more than carry groceries from the car. But just as we can eat better to supplement the vitamins and minerals our body’s need, we can reach and bend our way to greater flexibility. That certainly helps in assuming and holding that position you like.

So, after you empty your bladder, drink a glass of water and before you clutter your mind with the days requisites, touch your toes. I’m fond of going back to bed, so I pull up the covers, sit on the bed with my legs in front of me and reach down to touch my toes . . . and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat several times. Lay back and pull one knee up to your chest and hold. Then the other. Then both. Roll to your side and bring your leg across as far as you can. Repeat on both sides.

Sit on the edge of the bed and stretch your shoulders reaching up and then across. Twist at the waist and hold. Both sides. Bend over at the waist and try to get your torso on your thighs. Stand and squat as deeply as you can. Hold and repeat. Go take a shower, get some coffee or do whatever you do next. You’ll feel better, especially if you make it a habit. And if you can make it a daily habit, if you touch your toes every day, you will find that your holding off loosing stuff that is near and dear to you.

The Fit Chick

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The Future of Spofford

Thoughts on The Future of Spofford Meeting held May 31, 2017:

People will live and work in new buildings in Hunts Point where the deplorable Spofford Detention Center used to be. If the developers hold to their promises 50% of the people who move in will be current Hunts Point residents and all the residents will income qualify under 100K insuring the project remains representative of the community’s low and middle-income families. 775 Full-time jobs will be created and Hunts Point residents will have the first crack at those jobs. There will be 1665 construction jobs and there will be training programs supported by local programs that assist in everything for how to tie a tie to union level training. The project will be completed in three phases and the current daycare center will get new facilities as well as the community health care center. With 800 new units of housing, a lot of folks can be accommodated without GENTRIFICATION.

Or so the story goes. The critical element here is FULLFILMENT. If everything goes as planned, what was proposed will be. Nothing ever goes exactly as planned. So, what’s critical is not fulfillment, but watching for where the train might go off the tracks and making sure it doesn’t. We always talk about things being the “model” of this or that. Here’s an opportunity to watch the proposed “model” unfold in our backyard. Let’s keep our eyes and ears open and our whistles handy.

 

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It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

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  • NYBG DEMO Street Tree Care July 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Westchester Square • East Tremont Avenue and Lane Avenue
  • NY Cares Volunteers July 22, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • FRESH FOOD BOX July 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474 $12 prepay for a bundle of great groceries!
  • Bissel Gardens Workshop July 29, 2017 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am The Bissel Learning Garden Growing Vegetables - Especially Tomatoes
  • FRESH FOOD BOX August 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474 $12 prepay for a bundle of great groceries!
  • Bissel Garden Workshop August 5, 2017 at 9:30 am – 11:00 am The Bissel Learning Garden Butterfly Gardens
  • FRESH FOOD BOX August 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx NY 10474 $12 prepay for a bundle of great groceries!
  • NY Cares Volunteers August 26, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Building Shelters for Outdoor Cats September 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices, 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor
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The Future of Spofford

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Farm BuildApril 28th, 2017
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Bronx River FlotillaJuly 15th, 2017
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