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The Daily Plant : Thursday, May 8, 2003


On Sunday, April 27, Parks & Recreation joined hundreds of volunteers from the Columbia University Earth Coalition and the Morningside Heights community to plant flowers, shrubs and trees as part of Starbucks Coffee's seventh annual Earth Day celebration at Morningside Park. John Layton, President of Friends of Morningside Park, Anne Ewing, Regional Vice President of Starbucks Coffee, Daniel O'Donnell, Assembly Member of the 69th District and Adrian Benepe, Parks & Recreation Commissioner, planted a tree with two young volunteers to kick-off the festivities.


Calling all bicyclists! Friday, May 9 is Bike to Work Day and New Yorkers are encouraged to commute to work by bike. Bike to Work Day is part of Bike Week NYC. Bike Week celebrates the fun, convenience and ease of cycling in NYC. Cycling is good for you, good for the environment and good for New York City. Whether you are one of the city’s 100,000 everyday cyclists, a weekend cyclist or just thinking about cycling to work, Bike Week has an event for you. Below is a list of safety tips to make that commute to work safe and fun.

"Bike Week 2003 is a great incentive for New Yorkers to get outdoors and experience the parks and neighborhoods of the city," said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Benepe. "Building a greenway around New York City is a top priority for this administration and we are pleased to be working with DOT to make it a reality."

Rules of the Road:

• Bicycles are vehicles and must obey traffic laws

• Always yield to pedestrians and stay off sidewalks

• Be alert for opening car doors

Your Bike:

• Check your brakes

• Pump up your tires

• Adjust the seat

• Use front and rear lights at night

• Lock your bike


• Wear a helmet

• Dress smart

• Drink lots of water


"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."

Chinese Proverb

Directions to Morningside Park

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