Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012: a Year to remember… Wishing you a Greener and Safer 2013!

After the mayhem of Sandy and Newton, it is hard to conclude that 2012 was a good year . Our thoughts are with the many people for whom it was a traumatic year.  While grieving for these enormous losses, we are grateful that we were spared and that our members and our board worked very [...]

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Start 2013 with speaking up for park space in Hell’s Kitchen

[ January 2, 2013; 6:30 pm to 7:32 pm. ] Imagine the possibility! the three eastern lanes of  Dyer Avenue (between 34th and 35th ) could be closed to traffic and used to create a park. The remaining three western lanes will carry the traffic . Over the summer a group of residents gathered to create a “vision”. The Full Board of CB4 will vote on their request [...]

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Yes, you can make a difference in 2013! Join the community board

The Manhattan Borough President’s office is currently accepting applications for community board membership! Community boards represent their neighborhoods on crucial issues such as development, land use and city service delivery. Serving on a board is an incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of sound community-based planning.
Three community board information sessions will be held in [...]

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Dyer Avenue Greening

 
This Project is on hold
The Clinton Hell’s Kitchen Coalition for Pedestrian Safety (CHEKPEDS), Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association (HKNA), Clinton Housing Developement Corporation (CHDC)  and representatives
of adjoining buildings and organizations have joined forces to create a 7,000 sq. ft. park by reclaiming unused roadway on the east side of Dyer Avenue (9/10 Av.) between 34th and 35th [...]

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A Park on Dyer Avenue ?

Imagine the possibility! the three eastern lanes of  Dyer Avenue (between 34th and 35th ) could be closed to traffic and used to create a park. The remaining three western lanes will carry the traffic (see enclosed) . Over the summer a group of residents gathered to create a “vision” and they are now taking the next [...]

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Speak Up: Parking and Pedestrian safety

This Wednesday Edison Parking will be back in front of the Transportation committee to discuss their request to open 24  hours a day, 7 days a week the parking entrance on 43rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue, directly across the Holy Cross School entrance.
This entrance has been closed until 8 pm and restricted to [...]

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We need your input on Benches: How to keep our seniors walking and healthy

Our Chelsea neighbor, Bob Arnold of Park Chelsea shared with us a city initiative called  “Make NYC Your Gym” a week long annual celebration of fitness in June launched by the Parks department and the Health Department with Expanded BeFitNYC   “Free and Low-Cost Fitness” which allows all New Yorkers to create their own fitness events and invite friends to [...]

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Awards Season: Manhattan M42 Bus wins the Pokey award

This year, AGAIN,  a Hell’s Kitchen vital link for our seniors and for the whole western developments wins the Pokey award, with a tie between the M66 and M42 crosstown buses both clocking in at 3.9 mph. In a statement, Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign said these buses “would lose a race to an amusement park bumper [...]

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Speak Up! Parking and Pedestrian Safety

[ December 12, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This wednesday a joint meeting of CB4 Land Use Committees will discuss two parking issues that directly impact pedestrian safety in our neighborhoods:

Request By Edison Parking to open 24  hours a day, 7 days a week the parking entrance on 43rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue, directly across the Holy Cross School entrance.  Thsi [...]

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Join Us : Pedestrian Safety, Reclaiming Streets and Benches

[ December 19, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The agenda of the next CB4 Transportation Committe is full of exciting pedestrian initiatives:

Dyer Avenue Proposed Layout re W, 34th-35th Streets, a once in 50 years opportunity to reclaim road space form cars and convert it into green pedestrian space
PS 51 Transportation Concerns – how will we increase safety for school children when they return [...]

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