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Campaign against buses on 44th Street: Results

The community board passed a slew of resolutions to restrict illegal bus traffic on 44th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. letters went to NYPD, DOT , Port Authority, and bus companies, as well as our elected officials. As you know from our April 14th post , many commuter buses have been using this residential [...]

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Pedestrian delight: New benches on 10th Avenue

We received wonderful pictures and note from Richard Kent Green:

“Attached and below, please find photos of the benches on 10th Ave, between 45th and 46th Streets, which, as you see, are constantly being enjoyed when the weather’s nice . There’s a serendipitous nature to the placement…one 
is on the sidewalk in front of the Ryan Clinic, [...]

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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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Join HKNA and CHDC to Welcome Spring

[ May 12, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]  

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It is Spring again and time to green the Hood. From new tree guards to protect young trees , to 100s of native plants from the Parks Department Nursery, planning by HKNA and CHDC is in full swing. There will be a New Orleans marching band to encourage the occasional gardeners and a barbecue [...]

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Clean Air Campaign: Relief in sight with less bus idling

[ August 24, 2011; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] After many years of activism another milestone is in sight with DOT’s proposal to create 47 additional curbside Tour Bus parking spaces. This will increase by 27 % the number of buses parking spaces in midtown.

In January, the Mayor’s Midtown Citizen Committee (MMCC) issued a report showing that, there is a  chronic under capacity in [...]

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NYC Health Dept: Active Transportation could save 6,300 deaths a year in NYC

Active transportation is any self-propelled mode of transportation (such as walking, jogging, bicycling, or in-line skating) to get from one place to another. Most New Yorkers who use public transportation also use active transportation when they walk to and from the subway or bus stop.
Active transportation is by definition also physical activity. Regular physical activity [...]

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