Middle Main

A neighborhood just a little off center

March 2010 Blog Posts (6)

More Art as Community Building

"Brooklyn Students Paint the Pavement"

by Clarence Eckerson, Jr.

In what is being called the first ever of its kind in New York City, Livable Streets Education teamed up with Community Roots Cha rter School and PS 67 and got a helping hand from New York Cares and The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership to paint a magnificent street mural on St. Edwards Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The project, which was designed by art students, was done with the blessing of NYC… Continue

Added by Allie Bernhard on March 21, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Poughkeepsie Main Street Farmers' Market Provides Dutchess Community College Day of Design Project

Community collaboration between the Poughkeepsie Farm Project (including the Main Street Farmers' Market), high school students, and Dutchess Community College students and professors --

One Saturday yielded 7 designs for the Poughkeepsie Main Street Farmers' Market, including market stalls, a pavilion and stage, when 36 area high school students interested in architecture focused their creative attention on the Poughkeepsie Farm Project-managed…


Added by Allie Bernhard on March 19, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Teenage Girls Explore Their Lives Through a Camera’s Eye

Here is an example of how art can be empowering and give people a voice. From the New York TImes --


Published: March 13, 2010

TWO months ago, a dozen teenage girls with no formal photography experience were given professional cameras and told to document their world growing up in New York City. Right away, the…


Added by Allie Bernhard on March 19, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

City offers young people forum to express concerns

After-school programs. Jobs. Public transportation.

Those were just some of the topics young people brought up this week during the first gathering of City of Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik's Mayor's Youth Council,

which is set to meet again March 23. "We want young people to know they also have a voice

here in the city," Tkazyik said. "And it's an opportunity for us to

listen to them and for them to express themselves." Officials…


Added by Allie Bernhard on March 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Collaborative Practice

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Allie Bernhard and I'm a senior at SUNY New Paltz. I am interning at Hudson River Housing with Elizabeth, and am working mostly on Middle Main. I am a Sociology major with a concentration in Human Services, and for my thesis paper, I've decided to pick a topic that was somehow related to community development, since I know that this is the type of work that I want to do. After mulling it over, I finally came up with a topic, inequality in… Continue

Added by Allie Bernhard on March 12, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Town-Gown Relations

This seems a fitting follow-up to last month's honoring of the Vassar Campus-Community Advisory Committee for their work with Middle Main. Good to know we're not alone, and it can be done!

Union College Finally Admits Where It Is

By LISA W. FODERARO Published: February 28, 2010

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — For many years, Union College tried to conceal this crippled manufacturing city — for better or…

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 1, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

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