Enjoy your Veteran’s Day, UESiders!

Can’t have enough 3-day weekends…

Most useful for sorting through papers in need of shredding, yes?

Only 9 days till, but first:

Saturday, November 12th:   82nd Street/St. Stephen’s Greenmarket

82nd Street between First and York, 9am–2pm

Compost & Clothes Collection, 9am–1pm

With us will be American Pride Seafood, Bread Alone, Ballard’s Honey, Valley Shepherd Creamery, Hudson Valley Duck, Rising Sun Beef, Alewife, Ole Mother Hubbert, Cherry Lane, Samascott and Gajeski Farms!

No, no more Green Pastures mushrooms till next summer…

And a Saturday – the first in a long time – without our Master Knife Sharpener…  BUT she’ll be back next Saturday and at her table at a freakishly early 9am to tend to your Thanksgiving cutlery needs!!

Last week’s recycling totals:  71 lbs. batteries; 22 lbs. cords, corks, cellphones and cartridges; 2 pairs of eyeglasses; 10 compost bins; 35 bags of clothes.

A 10-bin-filled to-overflowing week!!


Sunday, November 13th:  92nd Street Greenmarket

First Avenue between 92nd & 93rd Street, 9am-4pm

Compost Collection, 9am–1pm 

Post-Marathon and back at their tables will be American Pride Seafood, Meredith’s Bakery, Wager’s Cider Mill, Ole Mother Hubbert, Phillips, Norwich Meadows and Stannart Farms!

Everything you need for your perfect Thanksgiving spread and more!!

Last week’s recycling totals:  No collection on Marathon Day but back big time this Sunday!

And may this be yet another 5 bin market day!! 

Wednesday, November 16th:  From the Field Lecture

Wallach Orientation Center, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 77th Street Entrance, 7pm

What’s it like to hunt for tribolite fossils north of the Arctic Circle…?  To research leech digestive tracts in the wild of Cambodia…?  Learn all about it from the dedicated museum curators who lived it!  Free.  For more and tickets..

Friday, November 18th:  Rightful Heritage – Franklin D. Roosevelt &  the Land of America

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, 6:30pm

Historian Douglas Brinkley expounds on FDR’s lesser known efforts to expand, protect and preserve the nation’s public lands. Armory members, $10.  Non-members, $15.  Seniors & students, $12.

And then:

Sunday, November 20th:  Shred-A-Thon –  Pre-Turkey Day Edition

Opposite the 92nd Street Greenmarket, West Side of First Avenue between 92nd Street, 10am-2pm

Nine days and counting till you bring on the paper, people!

But remember:

NO cardboard or plastic handled shopping bags.

REMOVE paper clips and spiral bindings. 

NO HARDCOVER BOOKS.   (But paperbacks are fine.)

(Take those hardcovers over to Goodwill or Housing Works.)

Major thanks to Council Members Kallos and Garodnick for their grants and Assembly Member Seawright for sponsoring the event!) 

Coming up fast:

Tuesday, November 29th:  NYGives Day 2016

The Non-Profit/Profits of Your Choice

The 24-hour New York giving challenge that’s well on its way to becoming a holiday season tradition!   So many deserving causes…  So many of our fellow/sister New Yorkers in need…  Get out that wallet/credit card!!

Friday, December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd:  Native American Art Market

Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, 1 Bowling Green, 

From pottery to basketry to beading to masks and so much more!  Just in time for Christmas!  Free.  For full details

Thursday, December 15th:  Beneath the Battlefield Archival Exploration

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, 6pm

Explore the Battle of Gettysburg – America’s bloodiest – as experienced by the ordinary soldier and via original documents lodged in the unequaled Gilder Lehrman Collection!  Downright incredible, right?!  Organized by Atlas Obscura.  $35.  For more and tickets...

A light dose of miscellany this time out:

Lucky as we’re being with First Avenue Estates, be nice to give East Village preservationists a hand in saving a group of 175-year-old homes on 7th Street!

Wow!!  Get out the smelling salts!!  The NYC Department of Sanitation now has a really impressive/info-packed site AND newsletter!! 

NYS DEC’s no slouch either…  Witness their new, online I FISH NY Beginners Guide!

(For those hunting bear and/or deer in NYS this fall, the DEC’s asking that you participate in a voluntary program studying diseases – like Lyme – common in and the general health of big game…)  

DEC’s also asking for our help in locating black bear dens!

Yikes!!  Seems Arby’s doing real business with its venison sandwiches

Interested in how NY voted neighborhood-by-neighborhood…?

Thanks to The Times’ F.Y.I. column for laying out the basics of street tree pruning responsibility

Always animals:

Humans teaching a pelican to…  Be a pelican!

This week’s Bird Migration Update

petition to legalize bodega cats

From the Hudson River Almanac as we close:

10/7 – Manhattan: We checked the killifish traps at The River Project’s sampling station on the lighthouse tender Lilac at Pier 25 and found a juvenile butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus). Butterfish are rather small (less than 10 inches long, rhombus-shaped (formerly in the genus Rhombus) and recognizable by their lack of pelvic fins. While they are known to be prime forage for predators like bluefish and striped bass, the Gulf of Maine Institute describes them as “… one of our best table fish, fat, oily, and of delicious flavor.” – Elisa Caref

American Butterfish

American Butterfish

Pelvic fins??!!

Sincerely green,


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