Be Pro-Active Join
& Public Space
NYC Urban Environment
Board of Directors
Neighborhood Open Space Coalition invites
you to use the internet to bring people together and to improve quality
of life for all New Yorkers. Our electronic newsletters, listserv forums,
and information services bring thought provoking information tailored
to your interest to your e-mail box.
Our interest is in the improvement of NYC's open
space system. However we welcome information from other places that may
give us guidance in our work.
Meet the people that are directly working for a greener, healthier city
in the following ways:
1. Subscribe to Urban
Outdoors. Our monthly electronic
newsletter covers all New York's great outdoors with short crisply written
stories about issues and people working for a greener city.
Each issue includes a calendar of events to introduce you to the places
we are working to preserve or change. Stay informed about the state of
your parks and public space. To subscribe visit the sign-up
2. Talk about parks and public space on
Cyberpark. New Yorkers who care
about public open
space can compare notes, exchange information, ask questions, invite people
to local events, or just kvetch" about conditions in "their
park". To join click here: Cyberpark@treebranch.com
3. Take a swim in Cyberharbor. Our waterfront
represents our largest underutilized public space. Often managed in a
way that denies New Yorkers their rightful access, our harbor can play
a major role in changing the perception of New York City from a place
that offers an inadequate quality of life to a world leader in that arena.
From the Arthur Kill to Long Island Sound, Cyberharbor is the place for
exchange of information about our changing waterfront and waterways. To
join click here: Cyberharbor@treebranch.com
4. Help Save the Community Gardens,
or just learn how to prune a rose. Meet the people who bring the beautiful
oases together for the pleasure of all NY. Learn about their fight for
preservation against an uncaring Mayor. Or just ask our garden experts
what those spots are on the bottom of your tomatoes. Its all in one place
on Cybergardens, our forum for NYC community gardening. To join click
5. List Your Organizations Events.
The "Go-Do" listserv. Let interested New Yorkers know about your events.
To join just click here: GreenCityEvents@treebranch.com
6. Get to know Jamaica Bay.
The listserv with a scientific bent, Jamaica Bay covers water quality
issues and land use around NYC's most naturalistic waterway.
In Sheepshead Bay, Pitkin Avenue, Gateway National Recreation Area, Brookville
Park, and all around the Bay this is the place to find community. To join
just click here: JamaicaBay@treebranch.com
7. There's a river going through it:
The Bronx River. The growth in stewardship
of the Bronx River is one of the success stories of NY. Once an open sewer,
it is slowly cleaning up and people are working to bring canoeing, greenways,
and new parkland to its formerly industrial edge. Meet the players on
the BronxRiver listserv. To join click here: BronxRiver@treebranch.com
8. Red Hook, Green Hook
is a Greater Red Hook information service for Brooklyn's quality of life
frontier. Learn about the proposed Greenway, Red Hook Navy, historic barge
and warehouses, Gowanus Canal cleanup and local service days and events
that you can join. To join click here: RedHook@treebranch.com
"Greenways" is not a listserv for conversation, but an information resource.
News of the growing NYC greenways system will be posted on an as available
basis. Unlike Cyberpark and other automated listservs that we host, NOSC
will act as intermediary on this list. To join click here:
Once you have joined one
or more of our listservs: We ask that messages posted relate to New York
city and the listserv's subject. We encourage information about activities
that local groups are attempting that may be duplicated elsewhere. We
welcome postings about local cultural or activist events relating to the
improvement of public open spaces.
We ask that messages posted
relate to NYC public open places. We define public open places as parks,
plazas, community gardens, community stewarded ballfields, the waterways
and entire water-front, and greenways, boardwalks and sidewalks.
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