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communityDid you know the City is proposing to use public parkland for private gain? They want to give the people’s parkland along the Harlem River to a private entity for a large mixed use complex for housing and commerce.

Come out to share your concerns and opinions!

Bronx Community Board 4 Public Hearing
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6 pm

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (corner of 165th St)
Bronx, NY 10456

CALL TO ACTION: Ask the Community Board to vote against using waterfront parkland for housing and economic development

Please arrive early. You have to sign in to make a 2 minute statement. If you can, bring a written copy for submission.

Here are flyers in English and Spanish to share with your friends and neighbors: http://www.bceq.org/2017/04/23/using-parkland-to-build-housing-only-in-the-Bronx/

In addition to emails and phone calls, here is the beginning of some citywide news: http://sohojournal.com/content/Losing-Public-Parks

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Yankee Stadium Parking Strikes Out

Crain’s New York Business reports the Bronx Parking Lot Development Co.’s revenues for Yankee Stadium lots do not and are not expected to meet financial goals. The Bronx Borough President has suggested a hotel on one of the parking sites. The Yankees are doing well. Where do we Bronxites fair in all this?

Yankee Stadium parking strikes out – Crain’s New York Business

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BCEQ Annual Water Conference Meeting April 13, 2011

The BCEQ Annual Water Conference will focus on the Bronx – East of the Bronx River this year. Presentations will discuss Soundview to Eastchester Bay, the Pelham Bay Landfill Project (golf course), Westchester Creek and the Hutchinson River. There is more parkland, wetland and water in the Bronx than people often realize. Be Green, Be There!

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BCEQ Water Meeting
April 13, 2011
4-8 PM
American Legion Post Lawrence F. Keene
2879 Buhre Ave Bronx, NY 10461

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality » Blog Archive » Annual Membership & Water Conference Meeting

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About Community Greens

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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Chuck Vasser

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There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

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Upcoming Events

  • MLK Day of Service at Seton Falls Park January 21, 2019 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Seton Falls Park, at the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue
  • Green Worker Co-ops: Special Co-op Academy Graduation, Bronx 1/31/19 January 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Point CDC - 940 Garrison Avenue - Theater - Bronx, NY 10474 For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-worker-co-ops-special-co-op-academy-graduation-bronx-13119-tickets-54656768867
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting February 2, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens February 9, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Crazy for Composting February 16, 2019 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA Saturday, February 16; 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.
  • 25th Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up February 23, 2019 at 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Bronx Speak Up Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces

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Green Tips!

Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

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