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Smell Gas. Act Fast.

Smell rotten eggs? If you suspect a gas leak, leave immediately and take others with you. DO NOT do anything that could create a spark, such as light a match, smoke, use the phone, turn lights or appliances on or off, or start a car. Once outside, call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) or 911 to report the […]

Workshop: DIY Rainwater Harvesting

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will lead you through building a basic rainwater harvesting system for your community garden. Learn the importance of water conservation, how to plan and design your system, where to put your system, what materials are needed for your system, and how to assemble and maintain your system. Sponsored by […]

Uniform Land Use Review Procedure Public Hearing

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT UNIFORM LAND USE REVIEW PROCEDURE PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Sections 197-C and 201 of the New York City Charter, the Brooklyn Borough President will hold a public hearing on the following matters in the Community Room, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, […]

Workshop: To Be Or Not To Be a 501(c)(3)

Citizens Committee is partnering with the Lawyers Alliance for New York to offer a new workshop to community groups: To Be or Not To Be a 501(c)3. In this workshop, we will explore the questions: Does it make sense for your community group to apply for 501(c)(3) status? What is 501(c)(3)? What is the difference […]

An Idea Whos Time Has Come

Shared by Lee Kottner on Facebook See if you can get somewhere in your neighborhood to do this. “We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter: ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us […]

Thank You! from ENYF

ENYF! 2013 Farmers Market has been amazing! We had cultural performance during our SummerDaze events with ArtsENY, we had another year of our annual corn festival, pie contest, pumpkin fest and lets not forget our hot pepper contest! We want to thank you for making this a successful year. Full of fresh produce, creativity and […]

Just a Reminder

Just a reminder the last day of our farmers market is November 16th. In efforts to continue access to fresh and affordable foods all year long, our first Winter CSA Program will start December 2013. Enjoy fresh produce during the winter season with a once a month pick up. Available December, January, February and March. $35/month, […]

NYPD Community Alert!

Safeguard your apartment and home. Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood. BE ALERT FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Perpetrators are gaining entry by: Forcing locked doors, mainly the front due to inadequate locks. Front doors left open unsecured. Unlocked rear windows. Fire escape windows.  Remember to: Secure all windows and doors. Install and lock secondary locks. […]

5 Ways Not to Sweat Your Air-Conditioning Bills

Con Edison’s energy efficiency programs for homes and businesses can help you lower your energy bills. Below are five easy tips: Set A/Cs to 78 degrees. Any lower and costs could go way up. Clean room A/C filters monthly. Service your central air every two years. Buy the right-sized room A/C. If it’s too big, […]

What’s Happening NYC! July 2013 | Monthly Events & Opportunities

Hurricane Relief Grants Citizens Committee for New York City is awarding grants of $2,000 to support volunteer-led hurricane relief efforts. We are offering this short-term, high-impact grant opportunity because we understand that Sandy relief efforts go beyond the immediate aftermath. The grants are to help increase the overall capacity of volunteer groups to provide relief […]