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Amanda Brown: Spaces for Community, Community for Spaces

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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NYRP’s Director of Community Engagement, Amanda Brown, has seen many open-space transformations throughout the city, but no tool, supply, or source of manpower is more transformative than the most important asset in space-making: dedicated community members. After a renovation, Amanda says, sense of community is what makes a public space really thrive.

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Life after AmeriCorps: Elaine Markovich

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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Soon-to-be Community Health Volunteer with Peace Corps Ethiopia, Elaine reflects on her service as AmeriCorps Public Events and Outreach Assistant with us at NYRP. Both positions highlight Elaine’s personal (and selfless) interests: dedicating service and empowering community.

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Big, Bold and in Costume: Heroes and Villains

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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People-watching is the name of the game on Hulaween night, and if you’ve cut large enough peepholes in your tirelessly-crafted mask, you will see an amazing array of creative, outrageous and beautiful costumes.

Here, we highlight our favorite Hulaween costumes, the best heroes and villains! Which one is your favorite?

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Hulaween’s Green Gods: Shelly and Tony Malkin

Posted by Anne Tan-Detchkov
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Our annual Hulaween event is a costumed gala--a wild whirlwind of wigs, props, makeup, and elaborate garb--but it never strays from the deeper purposes of the night: to celebrate our work; to support it with funds raised; and to honor those who have also contributed to growth, health and greening of our great city. To the last point, every year, we present accolades to very deserving individuals to acknowledge their commendable work. This year’s Green God Award will be presented to Shelly and Tony Malkin.

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