Saturday, November 15, 2008

Greening North Brooklyn

Nov 15 & 16th – Electronics recycling: computers, TVs, VCRs, cell phones, radios, cameras, stereos, air conditioners, etc. (McCarren Park, Bedford at North 12th, 8:00 am – 2”:00 pm)

Nov 16th – Brooklyn Greenway Bike Ride, a 5.5 mile ride on our new waterfront bike lanes co-sponsored by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and OSA. (Starting at CitiStorage N 11th St. at the East River, 1:00 pm)

Nov 17th – Ribbon cutting ceremony for Grand Ferry Park's new native plants, trees and other improvements. NYC Parks Dept. Commissioner Adrian Benepe and OSA invite you to celebrate our enhanced waterfront park. Our appreciation to Community Board 1, Mayor Bloomberg and NYPA for helping make our park even better. (Grand Street at the East River, 11:00 am)

Nov. 22nd – Preview the design for the India Street end greening. A joint project by GWAPP, OSA and the NYC Parks Dept. that will turn a razor wired crumbling dead-end into a small oasis to enjoy our scenic river view. Our thanks to the J.M. Kaplan Fund, Borough President Marty Markowitz, and NYSDEC for funding this new waterfront access. (India Street at the East River, 3:00 pm)

Nov. 24th – Discussion about the Greenway / Bike Lanes and other transportation issues hosted by City Council Member (OSA Board Member) David Yassky, State Senator Elect Daniel Squadron, the MTA, and DoT. (Swinging Sixties Senior Center, 211 Ainslie St at Manhattan Ave, 6:00 pm)

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