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From Historic to Sustainable: How One Park Slope Resident Transformed Her Home

From Historic to Sustainable: How One Park Slope Resident Transformed Her Home

Like many Park Slopers, Stephanie Doba is concerned about sustainability.  She long ago replaced all her light bulbs with LED’s, subscribed to a wind- and solar-generated electricity supplier, and upgraded her house’s insulation, but she wanted to do more. So for the last several years she has been transforming her 10th Street home, which she […]read more >>

Turn Your Holiday Tree Into Mulch at Mulchfest 2022

Turn Your Holiday Tree Into Mulch at Mulchfest 2022

Join the PSCC on Saturday, January 8 for Mulchfest 2022! Bring your holiday tree to the Third Street entrance of Prospect Park between 10:00am and 2:00pm, where it will be turned into environmentally-friendly mulch you can take home free of charge. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served while you wait. We need volunteers to help […]read more >>

PSCC Requests Meeting with DOT to Discuss Traffic Congestion

PSCC Requests Meeting with DOT to Discuss Traffic Congestion

One of the most common problems the Civic Council gets complaints about is traffic. Construction, water main projects, increased car ownership, and more delivery trucks have caused an exponential increase in congestion in and around Park Slope. Several months ago PSCC began talks with the Department of Transportation regarding traffic safety issues at Grand Army […]read more >>

From Our Blog

“Plug NYC” Brings Electric Vehicle Charging to the Slope

“Plug NYC” Brings Electric Vehicle Charging to the Slope

As part of its “80×50” program—whose goal is to reduce green- house gas emissions 80% by the year 2050—the City of New York has embarked on an ambitious program to encourage electric vehicle ownership and to build the technology infrastructure to support it. In June 2021, the Department of Transportation launched “PlugNYC,” a program of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations spread across the five boroughs, including 120 curbside stations serving parked cars as well as higher voltage stations in certain city owned parking lots. read more >>

Sustainability Day Success

Sustainability Day Success

Over 350 people gathered on Saturday, November 6th to pick up litter from sidewalks, weed and mulch tree pits, drop off e-waste, or shred personal documents during the Civic Council’s Fall Sustainability Day. Using the John Jay Educational Campus as home base, volunteers spent the day cleaning and beautifying the tree beds and sidewalks along […]read more >>

Civic Council Joins the Fight for Grand Prospect Hall

Civic Council Joins the Fight for Grand Prospect Hall

The Park Slope Civic Council has added its voice to the fight to save Grand Prospect Hall’s facade.read more >>