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How One LES Block is Losing Because of Ongoing MTA Work

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As the MTA continues its infrastructure work outside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the surrounding community continues to bear the brunt. As we’ve been reporting, the job is to replace the outdated subway ventilation plant fifteen beneath the roadbed at Forsyth and Delancey Streets. Already in the works for three years, installation of this new Emergency […]

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Bird Watching on the Lower East Side this Weekend

Posted October 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

Binoculars at the ready! This weekend, the Urban Park Rangers from the Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting a birding session on the Lower East Side. The Rangers will guide enthusiasts of all levels to the best spots in the neighborhood, and the city at large, to catch fall migratory birds in action. Bring […]

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Bones Discovered at MTA Construction Site on Forsyth Street are Not Human

Posted August 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Yesterday morning, construction workers on Forsyth Street unearthed bones. A subsequent investigation determined that the remains were not human. As we’ve been reporting, the MTA is currently replacing the subway ventilation plant fifteen beneath the roadbed. Already in the works for three years, installation of this new Emergency Ventilation Plant isn’t slated to conclude until […]

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More Drilling on Forsyth Street Ahead of Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another Davey Drill was spotted on Forsyth Street last week (above Delancey), but as before, it’s not related to the controversial Rivington House condo conversion. But rather, an infrastructure project by the MTA. Indeed, the transit agency remains committed, despite prior community opposition, to constructing a new subway ventilation plant beneath Forsyth Street. Installing this […]

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Meet Farmer Ted of the Stanton Street CSA

Posted April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

The Stanton Street CSA is gearing up to bring another season of locally grown goodness to Lower East Siders. And, as in previous springs, Windflower Farm’s very own Farmer Ted will make the the four-hour trip from upstate to the M’Finda Kalunga Garden, to meet and greet with returning CSA members and potential new ones. […]

Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’ Could Demolish Section of M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted October 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

It was revealed last week that the MTA is in the early stages of planning a new subway ventilation plant that would take a bite out of M’Finda Kalunga Garden, an historic African American burial ground. Originally germinated as rumor, the now-confirmed plans were a complete surprise to the Sara D. Roosevelt Park community, which was […]

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‘Science Friday’ Radio Show Investigates How the Bowery Whole Foods and East Houston Reconstruction Project Affect Our Behavior

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:18 am

In case you missed it, the Science Friday radio show produced an intriguing segment last week about the “power of the built environment to affect our bodies, brains, and behavior.” Cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard joined host Ira Flatow on a trip through the Lower East Side to determine how our hyperlocal streetscapes affect human physiology. […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden to Host Prison Art Pop-Up Show

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

The confines of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is transforming into a pop-up gallery to display the works of local artists. In particular, formerly and currently incarcerated artists. Yup. Fury Young is spearheading the event;  he has literally sowed seeds there as a child, and is now planting further roots in the garden through local activism and art. From the mailbag: […]

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Mysterious Leaf Circles Surface at Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

A curious spectacle surfaced at Sara D. Roosevelt Park the other day. In the Pit between Broome and Delancey, crispy leaves were corralled into perfectly-shaped rings, beckoning the wind and children to have at it. But how did these urban crop circles come to be? Was it a meteorological or other type of natural phenomena? Were […]

Second Annual ‘Ladybug Release’ At M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted September 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

Luck be a ladybug this Sunday at M’Finda Kaluga Community Garden. Yep, this weekend the Critter Committee for the neighborhood garden is throwing a party to release these little red beetles into the New York City wild. Not only are they the least annoying insect going, but they also eat pesky aphids, keeping the city’s […]

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