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Get your hands dirty for a great cause. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Education Department and Partnerships for Parks’ Catalyst Program are looking for volunteers to help them collect, identify, and clean up litter along the shoreline of Kaiser Park. The International Coastal Cleanup Day will take place on Saturday September 19, from…

Events I wonder if there's a policy about taking trees on the subway... (Source: NYRP/Flickr)

Have you ever wondered how many trees are in Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn, or in New York City? Now’s your chance to help find out. The third decadal Trees Count tree census is coming up and the city Parks Department is looking for more “volunTREErs” (ugh) to help catalog the inventory. The volunteer process entails…

Events The Carmine Carro Community Center

The next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association is Thursday, April 16, 7:30pm at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway. The meeting’s agenda features a presentation on the re-zoning plan by Paul Graziano, an urban planning specialist and past president of the Historic Districts Council. According to an email…


The Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park is hosting back-to-back events this week, starting with the Annual Mary Powell Memorial Celebration, Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The following day, the community is invited to attend the next meeting of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm. The tribute to Powell…

News A map of local Community Board borders. (Source:

This is just a reminder to get in your applications for local Community Boards! Joining these organizations is your opportunity to play a role in local community government. And for the first time, teens 16 years old or older can also apply, as long as they live within a CB’s coverage area. The deadline for CB…


The 26th annual New York Cares Coat Drive kicks off today and runs through December 31. There are more than 280 locations around New York City where you can drop off a clean, gently used coat to help neighbors in need — let’s warm our city up! Here’s where you can donate locally: NYPD 66th Precinct (5822 16th…

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