Monday, June 14, 2010

Mark your calendars for two upcoming meetings related to land use, transportation and quality of life on the Upper East Side.

The Second Avenue Subway and impacts on small businesses and quality of life:

The New York City Council Small Business and Transportation Committees have scheduled a special hearing on Monday, June 14 at noon to discuss the Second Avenue Subway. Among the topics to be addressed will be: construction effects on quality of life, business revenues, and the subway’s current budget and timeline projections. Councilmembers Daniel R. Garodnick (District 4) and Jessica Lappin (District 5) are both members of the Transportation Committee.

The meeting will take place in NYC Council Chambers in City Hall. Call the offices of Councilmember Garodnick (212-788-7393) or Lappin (212-788-6865) for the most up-to-date details.

Proposed Park Avenue Historic District:

Join CIVITAS in supporting the proposed Park Avenue national and local historic district between 79th and 96th Streets. The Community Board 8 Landmarks Committee presentation and discussion will be Monday, June 14 at 6:30 pm at the Hunter School of Social Work (Room 1010) at 129 East 79th Street. Visit> or call the CB8 office (212-758-4340) for the most up-to-date meeting details.


Also, a schedule for Upper East Side greenmarkets:

Community Gardens

St. Stephen of Hungary, East 82nd Street between First and York
Opening Saturday, June 19, 9 am to 3 pm

92nd Street and First Avenue
Opening Sunday, June 20, 9 am to 5 pm

Recycling options include: batteries, compact fluorescent lamps, #5 plastic containers, printer cartridges and corks

Special thanks to market sponsors, Upper Green Side.