Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Exciting Things!

I want to apologize for my lack of posts lately:  I just started two new jobs, and two new projects.  It's been insanely busy!  Here's the low-down:

1) I'm starting training today at the NYC Subway Line Fashion Company.  They make super adorable clothing that helps support the NYC Transit Museum.  I'm sure you've seen it: black t-shirts with the subway logos on them, hoodies and bags with subway maps. 

2)To make some extra cash, I'm waitressing at Haven Restaurant.  They use seasonal food from the farmer's market, and are quite delicious.

3) I'm *hopefully* starting a community garden at my parents condominium complex!  I have lots of support, and I go before the board to request official permission and funding tonight.  Wish me luck!!!!!

4) I'm reviving my hula hoop company, East Coast Hula.  I'm making more, and hoping to start selling them again and teaching classes.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

***Commute-Friendly Bike Parking***

I would LOVE to see this in Grand Central, Penn Station, and the White Plains transit center.  

Friday, April 9, 2010

Global Warming is *hot*.

I've certainly been enjoying this fantastic weather, even though I'm aware of the negative climate implications....  The sun was so strong that I got a tanline from a marketing book I was reading!

Here's some photos from this weekend...the beautiful lady with the hoops is my mother.  The adorable man on my right is my friend Chris. 

Locations: Teatown Lake Reservation, my backyard, and Central Park.

Democrats Move Convention to Westchester

Further Proof of the political clout of Westchester; and why engaging Westchester suburbs in positive bike and pedestrian initiatives will make it easier for activists all over both the city and state.

Democrats Holding Convention In Westchester

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Bedford Planning Meeting

On Tuesday night, I attended a portion of the Bedford bike plan. The Bedford Town Meeting has a legacy: Richard Gere must have presented here before opening his new restaurant, The Bedford Post Inn, and Martha Stewart, as she restores and renovates her 153 acre Bedford home.

The presenter was Terry Burke, an active member of the Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester-Putnam. He's presented the first edition of a plan that would implement simple steps to improve biking and walking without affecting the current budget. It includes implementing bike safety measures on State Routes 22 and 117 as part of the Mid-Hudson South Plan developed in 2000 by the State DOT, ensuring cyclist commentary on new construction and development, coordinating with neighboring jurisdictions, and actively including residents comments. He would like to have a source of funding for future years, but mentioned things such as grants and Safe Routes to School.

The board seemed both positive and supportive of his initiative.

Any resident who would like to see the plan will be able to access a copy through Bedford's website, and can send comments to

Monday, April 5, 2010

Bike Pedestrian Plan for Bedford...

I received this in my email today. Maybe I'll see you there?

WCC member Terry Burke has led the effort to put together a bicycle-pedestrian plan for Bedford, which will be presented Tuesday, April 6, to the Bedford Town Board. The board expects to discuss it early on the agenda. It would be great to have cyclists come out to support the work of Terry and his committee. Bedford has some of the most beautiful roads in the county....The meeting is Tuesday at 8 p.m. at 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills....