Tag: New York City

October/November 2009: Sharifa’s Report

In my internship class the professor asked who wanted to do an environmental internship with Sustainable Flatbush and my hand shot up. After reading Sustainable Flatbush’s initiatives and looking through the vibrant website, I knew wanted to try to get an internship with this organization. […]

NYC Green Schools Committee meeting October 21st

Here is some good news for anyone who cares about environmental education and practices in NYC public schools, from Coquille Houshour and Micki Josi of Educating Tomorrow:

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. (more…)

Neighborhood Solar Forum on July 16th!

Wondering if you can convert your house to solar? Come to the… Neighborhood Solar Forum for single family homes sponsored by Sustainable Flatbush July 16th @ 8pm Ditmas Workspace 535 East 17th Street (corner of Ditmas) http://www.ditmasworkspace.com/ Peter Landy will speak about his experience converting […]

Newkirk Block Party report!

Saturday’s Newkirk Avenue Block Party was a great day of fun. In addition to a full schedule of live music (courtesy of Make Music New York, and coordinated by Mannix Gordon), we had Solar One, Brooklyn Compost Project, Alive Structures, and Transportation Alternatives represented; plus […]

“Summer Streets” for NYC!

I’ve been watching the buildup all day on Streetsblog in anticipation of this exciting announcement:

Emulating similar experiments in Paris, London, and Bogotá, Colombia, New York City will close off to traffic a 6.9-mile route from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 72nd Street on three consecutive Saturdays, giving New Yorkers to a chance to explore and enjoy “car-free recreation corridors” — well, for six hours a stretch, at least. (NY Times)

“We anticipate that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors will take advantage of streets temporarily opened for recreation,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We hope the Summer Streets experiment will become as much a part of the New York experience as strolling the Coney Island boardwalk, participating in the 5-borough bike tour, or listening to the Philharmonic in the park.” (NYC press release, via Streetsblog)

Summer Streets announcement
(Photo: John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times

Yes, that’s David Byrne and Lance Armstrong bringing some celebrity power to the proceedings. The dates are August 9th, 16th and 23rd — can’t wait! For an idea of how fun this will be, check out the Bogota’s Ciclovia on Streetfilms. Next… BROOKLYN Summer Streets!!