Sara D Roosevelt Park

Crowbar-Wielding Attacker Smashes Windows of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates on Forsyth Street [VIDEO]

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Earlier this week, we reported on the dangerous conditions plaguing Forsyth Street amidst the city’s work on the subway system. The MTA is currently swapping out the ventilation plant fifteen feet beneath the roadbed along the eastern perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Originally built in 1962, this section of the subway was identified as […]

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Subway Ventilation Work Foments Dangerous Conditions on Forsyth Street, Neighbors Say

Posted August 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

As construction proceeds on the new subway ventilation system beneath Forsyth Street, conditions above-ground are deteriorating. Neighbors allege that the staging area – opaque dust tarps, chain-link fencing, and plywood boards – creates blind spots and a “tunnel” conducive to illicit activity. Sex, drug use, and passing out are already commonplace on the block, no […]

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Parks Converts ‘The Pit’ to Soccer Field with New Sports Coating

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The bike polo contingent can now play in style. Indeed, the favored Lower East Side sunken court, dubbed “The Pit,” last month received a fresh coat of paint courtesy of the Parks Department. The unique concrete pitch boasts soccer markings in the familiar green hue, sprucing up one of the more drab areas of Sara […]

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A Tree Falls on Chrystie Street

Posted June 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

A tree falls on Chrystie Street, and plenty of people were there to see it. During the morning deluge yesterday, a tall timber from inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park toppled into the roadway of Chrystie Street, just north of Grand. The fallen tree straddled most of the pavement, but luckily no one was hurt. Only […]

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BIRDLINK Installation on Lower East Side Provides Habitat for Local Wildlife

Posted June 13, 2019 at 5:05 am

Local wildlife is happy with a new artist installation in the northwest corner of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Artist Anina Gerchick introduced her newest BIRDLINK last weekend beside the East Houston Street basketball courts. It’s a seven-tier, sixteen-foot “deployable habitat” that overflows with native plants. Each of the “towers” together provide a home for nineteen […]

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It’ll Take at Least Another 3 Years to Upgrade Subway Ventilation Plant Beneath Forsyth Street

Posted June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

The city is headlong into replacing the ventilation system underneath Forsyth Street, just north of Delancey. New York City Transit had conducted a Ventilation System Strategy Study to address the ventilation needs of tunnel sections considered most hazardous. The infrastructure fifteen feet beneath the roadbed along the Sara D. Roosevelt Park perimeter was identified as […]

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Renovations Full Throttle at Stanton Storehouse for New Public Toilets

Posted May 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

The return of the Stanton Storehouse to community use is well underway, albeit gradually. Current project at hand is the installation of a so-called “comfort station” in the west side of the building in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. (Also known as toilets, to the layperson.) Two of the window archways are pierced and assorted renovations […]

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Parks Department Readies New Public Bathrooms at ‘Stanton Storehouse’

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Discussion over the fate of the Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park is back on the front burner. Its partial renovation to include new bathrooms is now underway. Earlier this week, the Sara D. Roosevelt Coalition announced intentions to rally on the proverbial doorstep tomorrow in order to demand the return of the […]

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Chinatown Goes Whole Hog for Year of the Pig

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:06 am

Time to ring in the Year of the Pig! Today marks the 20th year of New York’s Lunar New Year festival, and no doubt the organizers are going whole hog with the celebrations. As in years past, the festivities will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony later this morning at 11am, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park […]

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Pols Commit to Returning Stanton Storehouse to Community Use

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a Parks Department silo – will finally return to community use. But don’t get too excited just yet. According to a report in The Villager, the Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Community Board 3 Chair Gigi Li, told the Parks subcommittee last […]

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