Category Archives: Greening

Superbowl’s Green Dividend

Yes the Superbowl was awful. Per Crain’s poll: 58% of respondents said: “Awful game, uninspired advertisements. Move along. Nothing to see here”. Let’s not forget that for a few days it completely gridlocked 9th Avenue and we had to endure hours of Homeland Security helicopters hovering over our windows. New Yorkers were miserable as the real [...]

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2013: A Year to Remember – Best Wishes for 2014

Port Authority in festive mood
2013 saw the economy rebound and hopefully the circumstances of  many of our neighbors improved with it. At least when it comes to street improvements, they apply to ALL street users, no matter who they are, and we counted many successes this year:
On the ground:  cross town bike paths,  44th Street [...]

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New Plaza dubbed “The Canoe”, is taking shape in Hell’s Kitchen

As long as we can remember, NYPD and other vehicles perpendicularly parked on a block length of 36th Street’s north sidewalk, between 9th and Dyer Avenues forcing all pedestrians to walk on the roadway. This is the path to the Javits convention center and at times the pedestrian volume is quite intense.

In 2009 as part of the Western [...]

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Fall Event : Bike lane greening

On Sunday October 6th, with the help of the Partnership for Parks, and the millions tree program,  CHEKPEDS joined  HKNA to green the median islands on 9th Avenue between 35th and 45th Streets. Tree pits were planted with daffodils and Sedum plants (graciously donated by the Glenwood organization) and covered with mulch provided by the [...]

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Join us Sunday! Plant Daffodils, Get Mulch, Get Advice, Claim a plot…

[ October 6, 2013; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Please RSVP at excom@chekpeds.com
Download the flyer to share with your neighbors (NO posting on public property)

Please RSVP at excom@chekpeds.com

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Dyer Triangle : an Active Plaza

In April 2013, Hell’ s Kitchen got a new plaza, at 36th street and Dyer Avenue. It is always nice to see neighbors actively enjoying the space- Click here for the video

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A new traffic calming technique: Flower Power

Now, that  the Parks Departement has planted nearly all the trees (15 more will be planted in the fall) on the bike lane median, we will be working towards filling the tree beds with plants to prevent trucks and  buses to knock off the trees.
First step is to learn from the experts, the Chelsea Garden Club , [...]

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Green Fever in Hell’s Kitchen

[ May 30, 2013; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] With the summer finally taking hold, there is no shortage of greening , planting and park designing going on in the neighborhood. Here are some new additions as well as design in progress you can join.

Shanti Nagel is leading the efforts to reopen the 39th Street park , formerly known as the “Bird Park. This property [...]

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Pedestrian Delight: A new public open space in Hell’s Kitchen

HKNA, CHEKPEDS and the surrounding buildings joined together to reclaim a desolate motorcycle parking in the middle of Dyer Avenue and make it a green plaza.

This is an interim installation between 35th and 36th Streets, as part of the greening of Dyer Avenue, which will take place in three phases. The canoe installation ( 36th [...]

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Learn about the proposed Hudson Yards Business Improvement District

[ April 23, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. April 25, 2013; 8:30 am to 10:30 am. ] Benefits For Everyone, Not Just For Businesses!
Informational Meeting #1
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Orion, 350 W 42nd Street, 31st Floor

Informational Meeting #2
Thursday, April 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Covenant House, 460 W 41st Street – Lounge A ( thru courtyard)

For more information visit www.hudsonyardsnyc.org or contact the Hudson Yards BID planning committee

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