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Graffiti, Manure and Environmental Justice: Making the Case for Community Court

  It is nearly freezing out, but Robert Johnson and Bill Adelman are sweeping Times Square clean one block at a time. They’re here as part of punishment handed down by the Midtown Community Court, and aside from their electric-blue court-issued vests, the two have little in common. “I shoplifted, I tried to take 11 pairs of [...] [...more]

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Proposed Sanitation Garage Facing Opposition from Community

Canal Park, one of New York’s oldest, stands as a triumph for the Hudson Square residents. Taken apart in the 1920’s to build the Holland Tunnel, the park was restored four years ago to look very similar to the 1888 design by Vaux and Parsons, the designers of Central Park. However, with the city’s plan [...] [...more]

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Renovation Unearths City’s Past

Jersey City, NJ – The Hamilton Park neighborhood is one of the most desirable places to live in this old city at the river’s edge. Over the past twenty-five years it has become a trendy place for commuters and young families to call home. But recently the city’s industrial past resurfaced — literally. During [...] [...more]

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Caring for Trees 101

Mayor Bloomberg’s MillionTreesNYC activists have planted 250,000 trees since their launch in 2007 – but who takes care of them? According to Samuel Bishop, President of the Trees New York organization, “the contractors who put up the trees are only responsible for taking care of them for 2 years. After that it [...] [...more]

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NJ Housing Project To Receive Green Improvements

Jersey City, N.J. — A housing project at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel is hardly a place that inspires thoughts of “green” planning. But, with almost $1.5 million of federal stimulus money, the Jersey City Housing Authority is planning to do just that beginning in early 2010. Holland Gardens, a small, brick-faced, 1940s-era housing [...] [...more]

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