Browsing: Green

Green prospect park long meadow
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To help renew the fields from heavy use over the past year, Prospect Park will close the Long Meadow Ballfields to the public this winter. Starting this past Friday, September 19, fencing went up around the area to help it recuperate for the spring season. Organized sports on the fields must have permits through November 30, then
Green daffodils
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We’re only just on the brink of fall, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about next spring! And if you’re anything like us, one of the best indications that winter’s over is the appearance of daffodils all over the neighborhood, from tree pits to community gardens. Want to help make that happen? It’s
Events 6/15 Green in Spring
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The community garden 6/15 Green, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and 15th Street, is holding its annual Spring Festival and Plant Sale this Saturday, May 10 from 1-5pm (with a rain date of Sunday, May 11). Neighbors are invited to stop by and pick up plants — including veggies, herbs, and divisions of
Green stinky fish tree
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Over the weekend, my husband walked in from the backyard and announced that something must have died under the staircase, because it smelled rancid outside. Of course, I had to go out for a sniff, and sure enough, there was an unmistakable rotten fish odor floating in the wind. We slowly pulled everything out from
Green spring flowers
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This year’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is already rolling, but luckily for all you gardeners, registration is open until June 1! The competition evaluates by residential and commercial entries across the borough on the way they’ve employed cooperative cleaning, greening, and sustainable practices near their homes and businesses. In addition to the Greenest Block prize, categories
Green New 4th Ave Trees.jpg
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Looks like 4th Avenue is going green. We spotted crews planting trees near 4th Avenue and 14th Street on Friday, and according to one of the workmen, they’ll be installing new pits between 9th Street and Prospect Avenue. This is only the beginning of aesthetic, and more importantly, safety improvements headed to one of our
Green organics recycling
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In just over a month, you’ll be able to put your separated banana peels and coffee grounds curbside to be kept out of landfills and turned into compost instead. The expanded organics collection pilot program will begin picking up in sections of South and Park Slope beginning the week of May 19. According to the map, people living south
Events planting tree one million trees
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Nothing says spring like new trees and mulch, so mark your calendars for Green-Wood Cemetery’s Tu-mulchuous and Tree-mendous Event, scheduled from 2pm to 4pm on March 15. If you bring a bag, they’ll fill it with mulch for you to take home. Horticulture experts will also be on hand to answer questions about urban gardening, and best
Education 124 rummage sale
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Yes, we all woke up to more snow Wednesday, but spring is on the horizon, which means it’s time to start clearing out those closets, and we’ve got a great local way to get rid of your unwanted goodies. The gang at PS 124 (4th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) is joining forces with
Green Leaf Donation Bags
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Did you know that leaves left on the curb for garbage collection just end up in a landfill? Our red and golden beauties shouldn’t have to rot away next to stinky old diapers! Pack your leaves up and head over to 6/15 Green (corner of 6th Avenue and 15th Street), where they will be collected
Green Prospect Park tree marked with blue dot
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If you’ve taken a walk through Prospect Park in the past few weeks, you may have noticed dozens of trees marked with blue dots — but don’t worry, all those trees have not been marked for removal. Corinne Martin, Community Outreach and Press Coordinator for the Prospect Park Alliance, tells us that the dots were used for
Green old electronics
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Have some old electronics rotting away in the apartment? Bring them up the slope to Upcycle Fest, a free 2-day collection taking place on Sunday, October 27 and Monday, October 28. Electronics can be dropped off in different locations across the park, and instead of living forever in a landfill, they’ll be repurposed, with proceeds
Green organic waste bins
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Starter kits for the city’s organic waste recycling pilot, set to begin October 7, were delivered to participating homes in South Slope, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace this week. The kits include a brown organics bin, a small kitchen container, and a starter supply of DSNY-approved compostable liners. Already operating in Staten Island, the pilot allows residents in single family
Green Organic Waste Pilot Map
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Parts of South Slope are about to get a whole lot greener. The Department of Sanitation announced on Wednesday that South Slope, Greenwood Heights, and Windsor Terrace will soon be added to the city’s organic waste collection pilot program. Already operating in Staten Island, the pilot allows residents in single family homes to place food
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