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Same Street, A Second Name

 

Last Friday at 2 p.m. our elected officials and a large crowd overtook the Northeast corner of 43rd Street and 10th Avneue to honor the memory of Stan Brooks, who passed away early this year. Sam a radio legend and the voice of New York: he had been working as an announcer on 1010Wins for [...]

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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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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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Fly a Kite on the roof parking of the Bus Terminal!

[ September 22, 2013; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

 

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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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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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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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