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okay so now i miss living in brooklyn.

 
 

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turn your electronics green.

you can get rid of all your old electronic crapola with a good conscience this weekend.
The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding a 3-day electronic waste
recycling drive, starting tomorrow in our neighborhood!

This is a rare opportunity to dispose of your old electronics safely and FOR FREE in Williamsburg!

Just bring your stuff (see the list of accepted items below) at the
times and location below.

When: Saturday, August 11th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 12th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, August 13th 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Bedford Avenue
between N 11th & 12th Streets
east side of Bedford, next to the parking lot

What: Working and non-working:
Computers (laptop & desktop),
Servers, mainframes
Monitors
Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, etc.)
Components (hard drives, CD Roms, circuit boards, power supplies, etc,)
TVs,VCR & DVD Players
Audio visual devices
Radios/Stereos
Cell Phones, pagers
PDAs,Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)
Media (floppies, cd’s, zips, VHS tapes)**
Batteries
lower east side ecology center
^^^ for more information ^^^^

 

what to do today (sunday)

yesterday and today crafty goods will be looked at, touched, and sold @ mccarren pool from 11-6pm. go here to find out more, or if you missed it, b.c. they have linkies to crafty sites and such.
and james is @ roosevelt island with steven for toddp bbq
Sunday’s SPRINGTIME UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ on Roosevelt Island! Last year’s was so so beautiful! Lots of folks playing acoustic on an island right in the middle of the East River, the city and the river swirl serenely around you – you could throw rocks at the Midtown Skyline. And there’s this ruined castle-like 1850’s city smallpox hospital! -BUT- it’s going to be hot so -PLEASE- bring yr beach umbrellas -&- sunscreen -&- blankets -&- lawn chairs -&- little bbq grills -&- stuff to grill!
–SERIOUSLY– bring food -&- grills -&- charcoal!!! Bring yr acoustic guitars -&- toy percussion -&- toy pianos and (maybe) we’ll all have a big jam at the end! Bring yr Dad too – it’s Father’s Day! If it rains it’ll get rescheduled…
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^that part was from toddp bbq
yesterday was tom’s bday and dinner party, and was the 2nd week of the williamsburg csa….yumm! lots of organic strawberries last week and this week, so good.
happy weekend!

 

the pool will again be a pool, eventually.

from NY1

Brooklyn

Residents Brainstorm Ideas For Future Of McCarren Park Pool

June 14, 2007

The pool at McCarren Park has been deteriorating since the 1970s, but Wednesday night the public got a chance to help decide what will become of the space. NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report.

The McCarren Park pool has been fenced off for decades, causing weeds to grow out of the pavement and a water fountain to become rusty.

But it will soon be brought back to life for the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, after the city allocated $50 million as part of its new budget deal.

“It’s really like a miracle,” said Phyllis Yampolsky of the McCarren Park Conservancy. “Nobody expected this, [it’s] really like a miracle.”

Wednesday night, the Parks Department and the local community board held a brainstorming session, which allowed the public to weigh in on how to spend the money.

Residents were broken up into teams to come up with ideas on what they’d like to see as part of the renovation.

Designs for the McCarren pool site have to include three things: swimming, year-round use, and preservation and re-use of the existing buildings, like the archway and the bathhouses. Dozens of ideas were thrown around: performance spaces, rock climbing walls, diving pools and water flumes.

“It’s a park that we all use and would love to see be used year round, in terms of having a pool, having an ice skating rink, having things for the teenagers,” said resident Robin Hagert.

“I’m excited about the renovation of this wonderful city space for all generations,” said Mike Palms, another local resident.

McCarren pool was built in 1936 during the Great Depression, as one of a series of ten pools opened throughout the city. Then, during the fiscal crisis in the 70s, it fell into disrepair.

The pool was shut down in 1983 to be fixed but the repairs never happened.

“I was born and raised in the neighborhood,” said Community Board 1 District Manager Gerald Esposito. “It’s where I learned to swim. It’s a great facility. It was there for all of North Brooklyn. It was a regional pool. And it’s missed greatly by the people of the community.”

McCarren Park is the epicenter of the neighborhood and efforts to revitalize other areas of the park are already taking place. Across the street from the pool site, a track and astroturf field were added last year. There are also plans to build a skate park.

Over the last several years, the pool has had an interim use as a summer concert venue. But the Parks Department says it has an aggressive timetable to get the space up and running year round.

“I’d like to get the first shovel in the ground in the Spring of ’09,” said Juliis Spiegel, the Brooklyn commissioner of the Parks Department.

Preliminary designs are expected to be ready by the end of the year.

-Jeanine Ramirez
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i love swimming!

 

spiderman lost his mask on B61 bus

can anyone help?
if found please email or flickr comment or message on photo above (click photo)

craigslist ad w/photo

spiderman lost his mask on b61 bus

Reply to: thelovelybrenda@gmail.com
Date: 2007-05-22, 1:58PM EDT

spiderman, marco, and abe were taking the B61 bus to sadie’s 5th birthday party sunday morining around 10am from Williamsburg to Greenpoint. if anyone finds spiderman’s mask please email me. Thanks so much!
below is attached the most recent photo of spiderman with cousin chad.

 

shares still available for the williamsburg CSA

here is an email i got from the williamsburg csa
csa=community supported agriculture.
so you can still sign up for shares!

There is still time to join the Williamsburg CSA for the 2007 growing season.
[so yeah, tell your friends, spread the word…we are still accepting members]

All share types still available {Veggie, Fruit, Egg , & Flower}
There is still time to upgrade from half to full shares or add a flower or egg share.
(Hint hint: you can never get enough vegetables or fruit, the eggs are amazing; and those flowers are pesticide-free and quite a steal at 7 dollars for a pollution free bouquet)

Come on out to any of these sign up events:
(Remember…balances are due by the last sign up, May 31st)
Feel free to make payment in person @ any of the sign up events;
[it speeds up the process and makes the whole end of season accounting scenario so much easier and streamlined]

FINAL 2007 SEASON SIGN UP EVENT SCHEDULE
Garden of Eve Farmers Market stand
@ McCarren Park Green Market
Sat May 19th 8am-Noon
Sat May 26th 8am-Noon

Bicycle Fetish Day 2007
Brought to you by the City Reliquary Brooklyn Civic Riders B.C.
May 26th 12 – 6 PM in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn
Havemeyer St. btw. Grand & Hope Sts.
Williamsburg CSA “hearts” sustainable transportation…
i mean, what does it matter if you ride your bike everywhere
if your tomatoes drive all the way from California
Bicycle Fetish Day will be a fun affair of contests, live music, food, raffle prizes
and a table hosted by the Williamsburg CSA, dishing out farm fresh goodies and signing up new members

Last Day (a.k.a we need to getcha $$ honey)
Thurs May 31st 7-10pm
Zipe Zape Tapas Bar
Corner of Metropolitan Ave & Berry in Williamsburg

full share prices:
veggie- $485
fruit- $245
egg-$95
flower-$140
mega-combo-$935

half share prices:
veggie-$250
fruit-$125
egg-$50
flower-$75
variety pack-$490

(These prices do not include the $10 cash administration fee which is due upon sign up.)

This is the last email blast to remind people to sign up.
From here on out, we will only be sending out emails to members.
Right now, our Member email list is 85% complete but we are working on getting everyone added.
(sorry guys, but i must float the disclaimer…the core group is all volunteers who organize the CSA in our “free” time for “fun”.
we try our hardest, but we have hundreds of emails to enter so it takes time)

Everyone who has signed up (and gave us their email) should receive a confirmation email by Sunday June 3rd.
This email will explain pickup & assign half shares to A or B week schedules.
(if you do not receive an email by Sun June 3rd, please email williamsburgcsa@gmail.com with your membership #)

Because we are such a big CSA and we have a lot of big goals for our CSA,
we would like to invite anyone who is interested to join the Core Group.
We will be having monthly meetings (the first sunday of every month) rotating between Williamsburg & Greenpoint
Email williamsburgcsa@gmail.com with the subject line Core Group for more info.
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Our first monthly meeting will be Sunday June 3 at 11:00 in Greenpoint near McGolrick Park.
(RSVP for address. Not to be private or anything, but this email is going out to a big group including non-members so we don’t want to post someones house address. thanks for understanding)

At this meeting, we will be going over the 2007 #s, the low income share program, the “leftover” share food donation, weekly newsletter emails, the blog, monthly events, trips to the farm, and all the special projects like fundraisers and murals and lots of other exciting creative things. There is so much to do and not enough of us to do it…so, if you would like to get more involved in local sustainable food systems, then come and join us!!
(Everyone is welcome; all people and opinions are respected; their is no hierarchy–newbies as well as old timers are encouraged to get involved!)

 

tuesday eve, march 6th.

@ galapagos.

in the front room
tuesday 3/6, frontroom, free
7pm doors===7:30 show

THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE DRINKING GAME.

A party in the style of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yell your wisecracks at the screen. Tell Mary that she¹s a stupid, winy, slut. Be blown away by Charles Ingles¹s gigantic hair.

Come take a drink with us every time someone walks into Olen¹s Mercantile, every time Pa calls Laura³Half-Pint², & every time someone says ³Sleepy Eye².

³Mary¹s gonna be an old spinster just like Miss Beatle cause no one ever marries a four eyes.² – Nellie from the episode, Four Eyes.
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ummm i love little house. the show, the books, the made for tv movies.
the whole deal. and pa, and laura, and percival, and albert, etc.
BUT i dont support the discription by galapogos. it is a funny idea, though.
little house drinking game. HA!

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2007 in tv, williamsburg