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NYC – Green Design Has More Impact When Local Residents Are Involved

Green Design Has More Impact When Local Residents Are Involved in the Planning Process
Sunday, 03 January 2016 – By Eilís O’Neill, Earth Island Journal | Report

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Raindrops are falling slow and heavy on the concrete walkways, children’s playgrounds, and brick, V-shaped apartment buildings of the Bronx River Houses, one of New York City’s largest housing projects. But today’s rain won’t slide off the roofs, walkways, and hard-packed lawns into the Bronx River across the street. Instead, it will gather in the project’s bioswales, rain gardens, enhanced tree pits, and blue roofs, which together can capture 32,000 gallons of water.

Unlike the monotonous lawns and ordered trees that characterize the landscaping here and at other housing projects, the rain gardens add a splash of yellow, a spray of white flowers, and an explosion of bushiness. “With the installation of the rain gardens came a lot more foliage which brightens up the area,” says David Shuffler, who grew up four blocks from here. Shuffler works with many residents of the Bronx River Houses in his role as executive director of the Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, headquartered across the street. “People enjoy how it looks. It adds a lot of color,” he says.   Continue reading

Guyana-Born: 5th Largest Immigrant Group in NYC

Guyana-Born: 5th Largest Immigrant Group in NYC

New York City Boroughs Map

New York City Boroughs Map

News Americas, New York, NY, Dec. 19, 2013:

What do the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Ecuador, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago all have in common? Nationals from these nations all make up the top eight immigrant groups in the Big Apple.

According to the latest ‘Newest New Yorkers Immigration Report,’ released by New York City’s out-going Mayor, Mike Bloomberg Wednesday (Dec 18), the city’s immigrants have reached new peak at more than 3 million residents with the majority being from the Caribbean and Latin America.  Continue reading

Ramu Comes Home For Christmas – Richard Rupnarain

Ramu Comes Home For Christmas 

by Richard Rupnarain

The song I’ll be Home for Christmas is perhaps the inner longing of most people as the holiday season approaches. For Ramu, a Guyanese living in the Bronx with his Puerto Rican wife whom none of his family members had ever met, it was like a dream come through. After ten years in America, mostly as an illegal alien, he was finally going home for Christmas.

Travel with him and his wife as they journey to Guyana and share in the excitement of his family and friends as they prepare to welcome him home to a traditional Guyanese Christmas. With the kids off to school and the workers already in the factories, offices and cane fields, Plantation Annandale should have been a relatively quiet place at that time of the morning. But not that week! It was ten days to Christmas and everyone, regardless of religious persuasion, was frantically trying to get household chores completed in time for the holidays.   [more …  Ramu comes home for Christmas – Richard Rupnarain]

Fraud in the Yard – By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth

FRAUD IN THE YARD

By Ewalt (Waltie) Ainsworth        10 08 2011

Today’s advisory, if and when travelling to Guyana is to “seek ye first an Indian and everything else will be added unto you.”  And on the return and upward trip back to North America, the book of Matthew reveals “seek ye first a fraudulent visa card and all things will be added unto you.”  On the airline, in the airport, taxi or minivan, the promotional tapes and tickets are there pushing you to sign up and gain instant credit.  There is no secret what can be done for the new arrival once he or she can sign his or her name.

The GT fleet in Queens and Long Island and such places where “success” is on display, comprise of Lexus, Avalon, Infiniti and infinitum.  The list is endless but the ride is supreme.

Guyanese and fraud; fraud and Guyanese have become hand in glove items.  In ‘592’ parlance, it is like ‘battie and posey’. They are synonymous.   Continue reading

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