Upper East Side Getting Green (and Leafy)

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Last night, Community Board 8 approved plans for two new greenmarkets on the Upper East Side. The first, at P.S. 6, on East 81st Street between Madison and Park, still needs approval from the school’s principal and custodian, and then authorization from the city’s Department of Education. The second, at St. Stephen of Hungary Parish (how apropos), on 82nd Street between First and York, needs the official green light from the church, which is expected to be given shortly.

Both greenmarkets, if approved, will operate from the beginning of July through mid-November. P.S. 6′s will be held every Saturday, and St. Stephen’s will be held every Sunday. Leftover food from the St. Stephen greenmarket will be donated to the church’s soup kitchen, according to a greenmarket official.

-Matthew Grace