Archive for October, 2009

Recycling in our Neighborhood

October 27th, 2009

November 10th, 2009
11a.m. – 7 p.m.
Church of the Heavenly Rest
90th Street Fifth Avenue

Sponsored by: Carnegie Hill Neighbors. Info: 212 996-5520
Additional Support by: The Brick Presbyterian Church, The Church of the Heavenly Rest, Carnegie Hill/Yorkville CSA, Grass-roots.

November 22nd, 2009
8 a.m – 3 p.m
Isaacs/Holmes Parking Lot, 93rd Street and First Avenue (east side of First)

Sponsored by: Gracie Point Community Council and Upper Green Side, info 212-759-6895

We’ll be taking cell phones, computers, laptops, copiers, fax machines, IPods and PDAs, modems, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, stereo and radio equipment, telephones and telephone equipment, televisions, typewriters, speakers, digital cameras, VCRs and DVD players. All E-Waste collected will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner in the U.S.

Launch of the Upper East Side Eco-Map

October 22nd, 2009

Sunday, October 25th, at 11:30 a.m., join in the launch of the Upper East Side Eco-Map at the 92nd Street Greenmarket & Upper Green Side.

Council Member Daniel Garodnick – whose generous grant made printing the map possible – will be on hand to present the first copy of the Eco-Map to Gorman Reilly, the recently retired chair of Civitas. Not only was Gorman an early Upper Green Side supporter, he, via Civitas, provided funding for last year’s UGS electronic recycling event.

And what is the Eco-Map? A year and half in the making, the Eco-Map is your pocket-sized guide to the greenest of the green on the Upper East Side… Be that a green roof or solar panels, local wildlife (yes, we have some!), the nearest place to recycle a dead CFL and much, much more!

And that’s not all that will be going on Sunday! The 92nd Street Greenmarket managers will be throwing their first ever tailgate party complete with delicious treats and a broadcast of the Jets game.

So come, stock up on the market’s wonderful edibles, enjoy the game and snacks, and get your very own copy of the Eco-Map!

Dear 93rd Street Neighbor

October 3rd, 2009

Dear 93rd Street Neighbor,

A number of East 93rd Street residents between First and Second Avenue are forming an East 93rd Street Block Association to help improve the quality of life on our street.

Our block is a mess. Garbage cans of every variety and state of disrepair litter the building entrances and sidewalks, frequently spilling out their contents. This is a health hazard for adults and children, attracting vermin, and an unnecessary ugly stain on our environment. The trees, such as remain since the MTA entered our life at the Second Avenue end, are stunted and sad. The sidewalks are frequently filthy.

Besides quality-of-life issues, the poor appearance of 93rd Street negatively impacts sales and rental values, especially in today’s “buyers’ market.” This doesn’t have to be. This neighborhood is our home, and it has many attractive, appealing and convenient features. We shouldn’t allow the poor housekeeping and stunted plantings to neutralize our block’s positive assets.

We hope you share our concern and would be willing to be part of our effort to form a Block Association and clean up. If we are able to organize ourselves into a working group, we can also get help from local officials such as City Council Member Dan Garodnick.

We can do this together!

Please contact us with your name, phone number and email address so we can have your help and get started on improving the quality of life in our block!

Please e-mail: or sign up online- click here for the form and volunteer or just share ideas.