Sunday, September 4, 2011


Sorry for disapearing for a while. The park is under new managment, I got in touch with Walter (very helpful by the way), who re-directed me to the new park manager, who sadly has been impossible to reach. I emailed him about 14 times, and went in person to leave him messages. After a month of trying to find someone to help me with tools, I found out I was pregnant! and since then we have moved temporarily to Park Slope while we renovate our apartment. So for the last 3 months we haven't been in SP.
We should be back by Mid September and should have about 4 possible clean ups to do before the weather gets to chilly.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Have you ever stepped on a dog poop? There's something you can do about it:

  • Dog or Animal Waste Complaint

The City requires property owners to clean up animal waste on their property and adjoining sidewalks and gutters even if they do not own the pet, stray, or wild animal making the waste. It is not illegal to feed stray animals, but the City may issue a violation to the property owner for any unsanitary conditions created as a result. The City accepts reports of animal owners or property owners who fail to clean up unsanitary conditions or odors due to animal waste in backyards, private lots, residential or commercial buildings, and other areas. The City enforces the Pooper Scooper Law and accepts reports of places where dog walkers regularly fail to pick up after their dogs. These locations include streets, sidewalks, and other areas such as open front yards next to the public sidewalk. A City agent must see the crime taking place in order to give a ticket. The Pooper Scooper Law does not apply to guide dogs or service dogs walking with people who have disabilities. Report dog or animal waste:

  • On a City street or sidewalk

  • On private property

  • In a park

Check link for numbers to contact.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A lovely story

So, as many of you know, I am very verbal when people litter (garbage and poop), If I see a person throwing something on the floor or sneaking away with out picking up their dog poop- I WILL SAY SOMETHING. In the past year I've probably talked to 1-2 people a day about picking up after themselves, usually I'm encountered with " Mind your own business" "F' Off" "I pay my taxes" "You pick it up" " Everyone else does it". When words and patience don't work I resort to threatening to call the cops, but in the end everyone picks up after themselves. So, there was this one older man who I saw every night in the park with his dog, he would never pick up his dog poop no matter how much I tried to explain to him the effect it had on his park and his community. After talking (harassing) him daily for about 16 days, he finally had enough and started bringing a bag with him. YAY!. A few days ago I ran into him on the street and he said that he is now telling other people to pick up their garbage! :) And he says he recently stepped into one of those unpleasant piles and couldn't believe he use to be the cause of it. 1 down, many many many more to go.


Hello Lovely People; The weather is once again getting warm. Which means that Sunday park clean ups will be taking off. This year we already have a handful of new volunteers, which is very exciting. Although I have to say that the Park's Department has really been kicking up their cleanups. Ive seen men and women with brooms, garbage cans, picks pretty much daily. Now if the park could just STAY clean, we wouldn't need volunteers. Cleans ups will beging in May, as soon as the date is confirmed I'll let you know and you can tell me if we will be seeing you (so I can order the right amount of tools). Im going away on a rather long vacation from May-June and my core organizer group has moved away, so if anyone would like to take over for those 2 or 3 Sundays I would appreciate it. Clean ups in 2011 will be the same as clean ups in 2010, Every OTHER Sunday, 930am-1145am, meeting in front of the Rec Center. We will be cleaning by area or full park depending on the "damage". If it rains clean ups are cancelled, even if the floor is wet from the night before. Please if you have an questions let me know!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

2010 Update

Hello All,
I am so sorry for the Park Clean Up hiatus. A lot has happened in the last few months, and it hasn't allowed me to keep up with the clean ups. Now that things are going smoother, It's too cold!!! So we will continue with the clean ups in 2011 when the weather is lovely once again.
I apologize. if you have any questions please let me know.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Meeting in front of rec center
Silvia will be leading the clean up. She has a white dog called jack.
Hope you can make it!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

NEXT CLEAN UP - Sunday 27th

Hi All!
sorry for the late notice, this site hasn't been working very well.
Tomorrow is next clean up
Meeting in front of the rec center

Hope to see you there!