Another Successful Mulchfest

(L-R): Community Board 1 Vice Chair Anthony Notaro, Downtown Alliance President Liz Berger and New York City Council Member Margaret Chin

On Saturday, the Downtown Alliance held its fifth annual MulchFest event in Bowling Green Park, and close to 320 trees were collected!

Our Alliance box truck made special MulchFest stops to pick up trees left by residents at six convenient locations in and around our district.

We had a nice turn out, including families making the trek by foot with their tree in hand. Even New York City Council Member Margaret Chin and Community Board 1 Vice Chair Anthony Notaro dropped by to help turn holiday trees into mulch.  And, everyone present was treated to some hot apple cider and light snacks.

For the third year in a row, we jointly held an Electronic Waste Recycling Event at the site with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. We’re told that several tons of materials were collected this time around.

The MulchFest co-sponsors include Con Edison, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the New York City Departments of Sanitation and Parks & Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, the FiDi Association, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Tekserve, and Whole Foods.

A special thanks to the Grotto Pizzeria and the West Bank Gourmet for lending us their thermal urns for the apple cider.

Click here to see more photos from the event.