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Green gowanus greenscape forum
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Join local residents, businesses, and other community partners for one of a series of forums to discuss the future of public green space in Gowanus on Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm. The forum, which is being held at the Old Stone House (336 3rd Avenue), is being facilitated by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy in partnership…

Green prospect park volunteer via fb
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If you love Prospect Park and are great with people, you might want to consider applying to be a volunteer leader with our borough’s biggest green space. The Prospect Park Alliance is accepting applications for the volunteer leader positions through this Wednesday, August 12. The application is an easy one to fill out, and you…

Events Photo via Prospect Park
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It’s already August but there are still lots of great summer activities happening in Prospect Park this month — whether you want free concerts, roller skating disco parties, or some al fresco food truck dining, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Here’s a list of the upcoming events in the park through the end of the…

Green Photo via Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Congratulations to Rose Water Restaurant at 787 Union Street for winning this year’s Greenest Storefront in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Thistle Hill Tavern at 441 7th Avenue took second place. The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest promotes streetscape, gardening, tree stewardship, and community development throughout Brooklyn. The project is supported by GreenBridge, the community…

Green Prospect Park, Lakeside
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported high levels of Blue-green algae blooms in Prospect Park Lake last week. Based on lab testing, there are toxins in enough quantities to cause health effects when people and animals come in contact with the water through swimming or drinking, so the DEC recommends staying out…

Animals Moth
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Drunk on light, moths gather frantically ’round the lights at night, which you’ve no doubt experienced during the summer on a local stoop or backyard. No one is quite sure why moths are so fixated, but regardless, thousands of “moth­ers” will be taking advantage of this tendency to find as many moths as they can…

Events climate change event flyer 1
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Join Councilmember Brad Lander to learn more about Climate Change and the active steps we can take to fight it Wednesday, July 22, at P.S. 321 on 7th Avenue at 6:30pm. The event will begin with a presentation on the One NYC Plan, Mayor de Blasio’s initiative to help New York obtain a sustainable and resilient city that…

Art & Music Photo by Bianca Nelson/Prospect Park Alliance
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How about some public art you can relax in? The Prospect Park Alliance and Paul Smith’s College, located in the Adirondacks, present Park It, an art installation featuring Adirondack chairs located throughout the Park. Artisans from Paul Smith’s College crafted the chairs and each site was carefully selected to highlight the Park’s geographical richness and…

Events reflection on the gowanus canal
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The City of Water Day Festival, a free day-long celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us, is happening on Saturday. The main event, which is put on by the Waterfront Alliance, is held on Governors Island and Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, New Jersey. But if you can’t make it out…

Green Photo via DEP
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The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging people to stay hydrated this summer with its Water-On-The-Go program. Since 2010, the DEP has placed portable NYC water drinking fountains at public plazas and parks to offer NYC tap water as an economical, healthy, and environmentally responsible alternative to bottled water and sugary beverages. This year, in…

Animals Doggie Spots on Union Street
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We were quite surprised and perplexed when we found these round disks of grass all along Union Street a couple of weeks ago. It turns out Union Street neighbor and gardener Jon Crow was fed up with dogs peeing on the trees and flowers on his block, so he built what he calls “Doggie Spots” and placed them…

Animals a brooklyn swallow
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Few birds have evoked as much wonder and respect from cultures around the world as swallows have. In medieval Europe, legend had it that swallows were harbingers of feast — or famine, if they’re not treated well. Native American legend said that the barn swallow brought fire to earth and that an angry god singed…

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