Lower East Side Ecology Center

LES Ecology Center Composting Returns

Posted July 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

Despite the lockdown, the LES Ecology Center remains the only community connection for composting in Manhattan (south of 100th Street). Over 150 drop off locations have suspended operations in the wake of COVID-19, but the East River Park Compost Yard and E 7th St Community Garden are now accepting food scrap drop-offs during the pandemic. […]

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Destruction of the LES Ecology Center’s Compost Yard is Folly [OP-ED]

Posted January 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

This editorial is drawn from a letter to the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, as written by East River Park Action, a local group composed of longtime Lower East Side residents and sustainability professionals. We are really shocked to learn that Mayor de Blasio is planning to destroy the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s (LESC) compost […]

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LES Ecology Center Compost Program in Danger of Being Bulldozed Due to Resiliency Project

Last modified January 9, 2020 at 10:23 am

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is fighting to save its compost program in the face of the revised $1.45 billion coastal resiliency project. As previously noted, the city changed the overall timetable to a tiered structure. So, rather than closing the entire park, the project will happen in phases starting next fall with a […]

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Lower East Side Ecology Center is Holding Fishing Clinics All Summer

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is reeling in residents for its series of catch-and-release fishing clinics scheduled throughout the summer at various locations along the East River. With the support from NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, experienced Rangers will teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of NYC waterways during each program. Bait and tackle is provided (you can […]

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LES Ecology Center Unveils 2 New ‘Commuter Compost’ Locations on Grand and East Broadway

Last modified October 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Until now, neighborhood denizens could dump their food waste for composting at the corner of First Avenue and East Houston (weekdays 8am-11am). Now, expansion time. The Lower East Side Ecology Center just launched two additional “commuter” compost locations further south near the Chinatown/Seward Park border. Collected food waste is carted to the East River Park for […]

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How You Can Volunteer to Join Artist Chat Travieso in Painting Pier 42

Posted June 26, 2014 at 10:08 am

More public art is on the way for the Lower East Side’s own Pier 42. Chat Travieso, an exercised artist in outdoor works, is bringing his creativity to the neighborhood. His latest project builds on his 2013 Paths to Pier 42 installation, “On a Fence,” which turned a section of the fence enclosing the park into an interactive structure […]

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Commuter Composting Now Available on First Avenue and Houston Street

Last modified December 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

Composting in the neighborhood has gotten a lot easier. Until now, if you wanted to do the right thing, you had to drag your compost to the Union Square Market or over to the Lower East Side Ecology Center on Sundays. Now you can swing by The NYC Compost Project’s Commuter Composting on the west […]

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Lower East Side Ecology Center E-Waste Recycle Dates

Posted January 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm

The Lower East Side Ecology Center has set up a number of January dates to recycle all types of e-waste.  Stop by one of these locations to drop off unwanted and/or broken gadgets. January 03, 2010 | 10:00am – 4:00pm Union Square, 17th Street and Broadway, New York, NY 10003 January 09, 2010 | 10:00am – 4:00pm Riverside Drive at Dyckman Street, New […]