Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Members of the Alliance meet with Councilwoman Koslowitz to obtain support for a slow zone with boundaries on the north being the LIRR, the east 63rd Drive, the west Woodhaven, and the south where 63rd Drive meets Woodhaven. The area includes all streets in the perimeter including Alderton and 63rd Avenue. "We are trying to get people to obey the laws," said Rebecca cofounder of the Rego Park Green Alliance. There are also many more issues like crashes on Alderton because the street is too narrow for SUV's going in opposite directions plus cars parked their. On Dec 23rd a little girl walking home was almost hit when two SUV's came to a sudden halt once they realized they were just too big to make it through at the same time. "Honestly, cars just can't fit through with cars being allowed to park also," says Yvonne Shortt an Alderton Committee member. There have also been cars turning onto Alderton from 63rd Drive crashing because the meters extend too far on Aderton. The committee is working hard to get things done and we would like to thank the councilwoman for her genuine concern and support regarding our community. "The Councilwoman was incredibly nice and I hope she can help us, at least I know she will try," said Rebecca West.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
RPGA wants a safe Rego Park and a few brave residents are taking action to make it happen.
The Alderton Committee leads ( Yvonne, Elby, Jay,John, Kathy, Rebecca, & Clara) for the Rego Park Green Alliance are leading an effort in their community to obtain a slow zone. Rebecca and Clara, two of the youth on the committee, braved the cold weather with the other committee leads to get signatures from residents in the slow zone. We also went around to schools and small businesses to obtain letters. Later this month we will be meeting with our councilwoman to obtain her support. Last night we went to our community board to let them know about our petition and to obtain support. The borders for the slow zone are the LIRR, Woodhaven BLVD, 63rd Drive, and where 63rd Avenue and Woodhaven meet. This includes 62nd drive, 62nd road, 62 Avenue, and 63rd Avenue.
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Rego Park Green Alliance will exhibit paper dress masterpieces based on the three R's. It should be an exciting event. For the last two years we did green wall installations and this year we wanted to switch it up a bit. Mark the date!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Paper is everywhere and that's why the Rego Park Green Alliance will be working to create paper masterpieces out of scraps. After a small exhibit upstate we realized that not only is it fun to design with paper but a creation can turn into a masterpiece. Over the next couple of months we will be creating these masterpieces at libraries and schools. We will also offer paper dress products for sale so others can be inspired to create their own masterpieces. The proceeds will fund a multitude of key programs like growing vegetables for food banks.