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Peoples Climate March Organizing

Occupy & The Climate March

(THE INDYPENDENT) Climate change protests have traditionally been top-down affairs organized around a single demand such as stopping the Keystone XL pipeline or negotiating a better treaty at the United Nations. Big NGOs and unions have played an important role in preparations for the People’s Climate March as well. However, this time organizers for the


NYC’s Beekeeping Scene Is Buzzing

(WNYC) New Yorkers are swarming to urban beekeeping since a ban on the hobby was lifted in 2010. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there are almost 100 registered beekeepers in the city. The bug has even spawned a week-long festival. Honey Week, originally Honey Fest, began four years


Outreach Strategies for Curbside Organics Collection: NYC Case Study (Podcast)

(COMPOSTORY) We join Director of Recycling Bridget Anderson to discuss the DSNY’s extensive outreach and education strategy for their curbside organics collection pilot program in New York City. We explore how they dealt with the different demographics in the city, how they used online social media and traditional media, the importance of face-to-face communication, the


Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Says Primary Results Could Help His Campaign

(WRVO) Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for governor in New York state, likes the position he’s in after looking at the results from this week’s gubernatorial primary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo won with 60 percent of the Democrat vote, while a third of the vote went to liberal Fordham Law School Professor Zephyr Teachout. Hawkins


Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Dumped Into The Dutch Kills Tributary This Summer

(BROWNSTONER QUEENS) Oil on Newtown Creek is an old story, but when there are fresh rainbow colors like you see in the shot of Dutch Kills above, there’s nothing historic about it. That’s newly released material, and it’s been a big problem all summer. First, for those of you unfamiliar with the place, Dutch Kills


Five Boroughs of Biking Brooklyn Bike Jumble, Bronx River Tour, Gotham Perimeter Ride & More

(BIKE NYC) With rides, markets and exhibitions in all five boroughs this weekend, now’s a great opportunity to squeeze in some great end-of-summer bike fun before fall’s chill sets in. If you’re looking for a real challenge and a great city escape, check out NYC Velo’s Bear Mountain Attack! ride (more below). It’s one-hundred-percent free, and with


East River Subway Tunnel Is to Reopen With Storm Repairs Done

(THE NEW YORK TIMES) Subway service through a storm-damaged tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan is set to resume in time for the commute on Monday morning, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website. The N and R trains will start running through the Montague Tunnel, which has been closed since last summer to repair damage


The Weekly Carnage

(STREETS BLOG) The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. Fatal Crashes (7 Killed This Week; 139 This Year*) East Elmhurst: Melania Ward, 55, Killed by MTA Bus Driver on Astoria Blvd.; No Charges (Streetsblog) UWS: Cydney S. Arther, 73, Struck on West End Avenue, Dies from Injuries; No Charges


At Gillibrand’s Urging, NYC Department Of Transportation Awarded Nearly $1.5 Million To Support A Transportation Study For Two Sandy Impacted Areas In Queens

(SENATOR GILLIBRAND’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will receive $1,499,283 in federal funding to support a transportation study in Far Rockaway and Rockaway Beach, Queens. The funding was allocated through the federal Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program, which



(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Rockaway Was One of NYC’s Hardest Hit Communities After Superstorm Sandy; Service on the “A” Train Was Suspended for Six Months, Leaving Rockaway Residents & Businesses With Limited Access to Services Schumer Announces $1.4 Million in Federal Funds from the U.S. DOT’s TIGER Grant Program; NYCDOT’s Project Allows for a Transportation


Governor Cuomo Announces Donation Of Toyota Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles To New York State

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Vehicles will serve DEC and State Park operations in Superstorm Sandy-damaged areas Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Toyota has donated four plug-in hybrid electric sedans to New York State to add to its fleet of agency vehicles. The refurbished Toyota Priuses will be used by State agencies involved in


Governor Cuomo Announces Advancement Of $2.8 Million Grant For Sea Wall Destroyed By Sandy

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Wall will be rebuilt and improved in the community of Sea Gate in Brooklyn Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the continued progress in reconstructing bulkheads and sea walls destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in the community of Sea Gate. The project, at an estimated cost of $2.8 million, is moving forward