In this week's Newsletter: Stuy Cove ferry service becomes a reality, register a public comment on the new fuel emissions rules, save on energy and water with the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and much more!
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NYC Ferry Service Begins at Stuyvesant Cove


It's here! The Stuyvesant Cove ferry stop has been up and running for just over a week, and so far, so good!

The signs directing people to the ferry appear to be working well, and it's pretty exciting to see the ferries and the people they bring going in and out of the Cove throughout the day. Lots of people who never knew the Park existed now have us as part of their daily commute, and we certainly hope they'll come to love our little slice of Manhattan just as much as we do.

If you live in Stuy Town, Peter Cooper or Waterside, we'd love to know what you think about the ferry. Have you tried taking it yet? What are your favorite and least favorite things about it? 

Because we're thinking about going over to Long Island City for dinner tonight. Want to join us?

Info about ferry routes, fares and connections can be found here.

Have an Opinion about Fuel Efficiency Standards? Here's What You Can Do

It's one of the most consequential environmental rollbacks proposed by the Trump administration: an overhaul of fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks that would significantly weaken one of former President Barack Obama's signature policies to combat global warming. Now, that proposed rollback is going to the American public — that could mean you, dear reader — for a period of public comment.

While hearings are not being held in NYC, you can still submit a written comment online before the deadline of October 23, 2018. The government is legally required to respond to what it hears from the public — if not to individual comments, then to the main issues raised in them.

David Friedman, a former acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pointed out that if the Trump administration's rollback is challenged in court, as expected, public comments — both for and against — will most likely become evidence in the case. "If the courts determine that regulators didn't take public comments into proper account," Mr. Friedman said, "they could overturn the rule as arbitrary and capricious."

You can read more about the administration's emissions plan on the NY Times website here.

NYC Retrofit Accelerator: Save on Energy & Water Bills!

The NYC Retrofit Accelerator Program is excited to host a workshop for Queens building owners and managers that will showcase services to help you save on energy and water bills! The Retrofit Accelerator, a Mayor’s Office of Sustainability initiative, makes building efficiency easier by offering free, personalized advice to help you reduce operating costs, enhance tenant comfort, and improve our environment.

The event will feature speakers from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and our partners, National Grid, Con Edison, and DEP that offer funding opportunities to assist with energy and water efficiency improvements.

The event is open to the public and will be hosted at the Lefrak Queens Public Library, 98-30 57th Ave, Corona, NY 11368 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM on October 18, 2018. We hope to see you there!

Featured speakers are listed below.
Cristina Garcia, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Mark Brescia, National Grid
Margaux Nguyen, Con Ed
Erin Morey, DEP
Anne Rahikainen, Retrofit Accelerator

Space is limited so please register to reserve your spot.

Contact information: NYC Retrofit Accelerator contact: Sarah Lorya, 646-576-5655

Parking Information: 25 Minute Parking Available At The Atrium Of The Library Building Only. Parking Is Also Available Around The Library’s Residential Streets And Its Commercial Areas (Both Free And Metered).

Public Transportation: M, R To Woodhaven Blvd Or 63rd Dr. Walk 5 Blocks To 57 Ave

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Upcoming Events at Solar One

9/15
Community Volunteer Day in Stuyvesant Cove Park
Solar 1, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd Street & the East River, Manhattan, 10am-1pm, free
Pizza lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Park Manager Emily Curtis-Murphy at murphy@solar1.org.

Upcoming Events

9/8
E-Waste Recycling with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: Rockaway
St. Camillus Academy, 1-85 Beach 99th Street Parking Lot bet Rockaway Beach Blvd & Morgan Ct, Queens, 10am-2pm, free

Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk
F/G Smith & 9th Street Subway Entrance, Brooklyn, 11am-1pm, $25 donation

9/9
2018 Annual Tug Boat Race and Family Festival
Pier 84 on the Hudson River at 44th Street, Manhattan, 10:30am-3pm, $25 adults/$20seniors/$12 children under 12

9/12
Conquering the Energy Code for Architects & Engineers: Residential
Urban Green Council, 55 Broad Street, 9th Floor, bet Beaver St & Exchange Pl, Manhattan, 9am-5pm, $75 general admission
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