East River Child Development Center has brought in a petting zoo for the day at the playground next to building 2. Wouldn’t it be fun to do this on a weekend or summer afternoon when all the kids at the Coop could enjoy the animals?
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The area between buildings 1 and 2 designated for the Coop’s new community garden was cleared this morning by the grounds crew, so if you wander over you’ll be able to see the space starting to take shape.
Sign up to join — and help manage — the garden here.
Don’t know what the new policy is? Read the memo sent out by Management explaining the new rules.
Memo from Management today indicates that inspection and waterproofing of buildings will finally begin next week. The big bummer: the north courtyard, between buildings 3 and 4, will be closed for three months.
The Board of Directors has issued a new set of restrictions on smoking on Coop property. Following the lead of NYC Parks, which last year banned smoking in parks everywhere in the city, smoking is now not permitted in the courtyards between buildings nor within 30 feet of a door or window of the Coop. The hulking ashtrays by the front doors have all been removed (which will also undoubtedly send our canine cooperators into a state of urinary panic).
Smoking is of course already forbidden by law in any indoor common areas — hallways, stairwells, laundry rooms, etc. So smokers’ only remaining refuge is the (semi-)privacy of their own apartments.