Today…Lower East Side Bike Tour

Sustainable L.E.S. Community Bike Tour
& Garden Party
Sat, May 23 2:00 pm

Join members and friends of the 4th Street Food Co-Op for a leisurely,
two-wheeled tour of sustainable community in the Lower East Side.
Ending (at around 4:00) at the 4th Street food Co-op and on to
Children’s Magical Garden (corner of Norfolk and Stanton) for
refreshments with the kids!

In the years of the City’s neglect of the Lower East Side, local
residents, activists and homesteaders reclaimed abandoned buildings
and lots to create a vibrant community of environmental and social
responsibility. Despite the continuing struggles against
gentrification and development, many of these places continue to
thrive and actively contribute to the community. This tour will visit
gardens, community centers, compost drop off sites, and various other
co-operative grassroots endeavors which are now lost, saved or still
struggling for survival. The ride will start at Union Square South,
last about 2-3 hours, cover around 3 miles.

1 comment to Today…Lower East Side Bike Tour

  • Greetings! Please see our caution about leaning/locking bikes on potentially electrified outdoor equipment. Please also view the recent local incidents; please disseminate this vital public service to preclude more tragedies. Many thanks.



    Just so you know, I confer with Con Edison’s Stray Voltage and Public Affairs Units and contribute to Wet Nose Guide and New York Dog Chat.


    Blair Sorrel, Founder

    Contact voltage is a chronic hidden hazard that can readily victimize an unsuspecting dog, walker, or both. No dog lover could possibly observe a more horrifying scene than witnessing his beloved pet instantaneously maimed or tragically electrocuted. When you exercise your pooch, please exercise greater prudence. Common outdoor electrical and metal fixtures may shock or even kill your vulnerable dog. And depending upon the current, the walker will be bitten and like poor Aric Roman, suffer permanently. But you can, indeed, self-protect.

    Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.