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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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How much water should I drink a day?

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It depends on the individual and there are many factors (both internal and external) that affect our need for water.

Health authorities usually recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule.

However, there are other health pundits who think we’re always on the brink of dehydration and that we need to sip on water constantly throughout the day… even when we’re not thirsty.

The best way to stay hydrated is to drink more water and drink less or stay away from coffee and sugary drinks during the day.

Drinking water before eating will also help to curb your appetite and may help you lose weight.

Do yourself a favor and drink more water if you are taking medications and are an older adult. The increased water will lead to better blood volume and help your body distribute medications, digest food and flush toxins.

Starting the day with a glass of water is a good way to start the day. After sleeping, it helps to gently get you digestive system ready for the day.

I’m going to work out. Come Back Soon!

The Fit Chick

Community Greens is very happy to welcome The Fit Chick as a contributor. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience about Fitness, Health and Lifestyle. If you have a question, please send it along. Thanks!

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Run Soundview with NYRR

Get more info, help plan and volunteer on June 3 for the

1st Soundview Run June 24.

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Bike Soave


Bike Soave – My summer ride. We have history. It’s a Raleigh Technium. The frame is about 30 years old. It was a really interesting build. The main tubes are aluminum and the fork and stays are steel. The whole thing is bonded together with epoxy. Yes, that’s the original color. That’s probably why it was an unbuilt 25″ frame when I bought it from the Bronx Bicycle Center on Gun Hill Road when they were going out of business. I’ve had it probably 20 years. I ride short trips fixed and longer rides single speed.

I’ll add more pictures, specs and ride notes as the season goes on.

BxFxd is back!

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Afro Curated by CZV

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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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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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  • FRESH FOOD BOX September 27, 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 October 28, 2017 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Bissel Gardens

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