Community News – 5.13.2012
Inwood Canoe Club hosts an Open House
The Inwood Canoe Club’s public paddling program starts Sun., May 27th with an Open House, and runs through Labor Day weekend.
Hours for the summer season are Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon.
For the Open House, participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes they don’t mind getting wet.
Kayaks, a Personal Flotation Device, and a paddle are supplied.
You must be able to swim to participate in the program, and for those under 18, a parent or guardian must be present. No pets are allowed.
The Club requires that participants sign a waiver and pay an insurance fee of $4 per Sunday or $15 for the summer, the entire sum of which is sent directly to the insurance company.
Street repaving information
The office of Councilmember Robert Jackson is asking residents to submit information of any street that needs repaving in Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.
Please email street location and information to Martin Collins, the Community Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information will be submitted to the Department of Transportation for repaving.
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation debuts new solar panel system
“For 30 years, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation has been a trailblazer in community-based sustainability,” said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in a statement.“New York is lucky to have an organization as innovative and pioneering as NMIC, and I congratulate them on their important announcement today.”
Barbara Lowry, who has served as NMIC’s Executive Director since 1979, praised the agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program as a leader in green technology. “NMIC has been a pioneer in bringing energy efficient and cleaner, green energy systems to communities in need. When you consider that, on average, low-income households spend nearly 14% of their total annual income on energy compared to the average household, which spends only 3.5%, the impact of technology we are celebrating today is very clear.”