I’d like to advocate for an increase in funding for both planting and maintaining more street trees. Our neighborhood is blessed with great mature street trees that beautify our blocks, clean the air and block heat/sun in the summer. Unfortunately many are dying and not properly maintained/pruned. There are also a ton of places where…
Prospect Park: mulchers/shredders for composting weeds
The Prospect Park Alliance works very hard at removing a vast amount of invasive species plant material in an ongoing effort to restore natural plants and ecosystems to Brooklyn’s last remaining forest. Currently it is often necessary to put invasive species in trash bags and send them to a landfill. Two mulcher/shredder machines would allow…
Prospect Park: Hammock Grove
So many people are using the stressed out trees in Prospect Park for hanging hammocks (among other things). This is so bad for the trees, creates abrasions in the bark that makes the trees even more vulnerable to deadly pathogens and disease. Creating a hammock grove (like the one on Governor’s Island: https://www.govisland.com/things-to-do/activities/hammocks) would be…
More Open Space in Kensington
(idea raised during virtual neighborhood assembly) Whether street closures, pop ups, or other, having more open spaces for safe gathering of neighbors and residents would benefit this neighborhood which has fewer public spaces.
We need bike parking
We need bike parking. Tons more. Everywhere.