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Grand Street Bridge to close on Saturday morning

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From Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D34): **IMPORTANT NOTICE** Please be advised that the Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH FROM 8AM TO 1PM by DOT for repairs to a deck grating. You can use Metropolitan Avenue as an alternate route. For more information regarding this closure,… READ MORE

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Kent Ave Getting Cleaned Up? Two Brownfield Cleanup Applications Submitted

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1. 87 Kent Ave. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation(DEC) received a Brownfield Cleanup application for 87 Kent Ave aka 56 North 9th St in Williamsburg from Ronit Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224188. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library or online using the Environmental Site… READ MORE

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The Participatory Budget Results Are In! And the Winners Are…

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After a months long process of meetings, expos and voting, the Paticipatory Budgeting results are in. These five projects will be funded (in winning order): 1. NYCHA Playground Repairs 2. Gowanus Community Center Re-Opening 3. McGolrick Park Playground Reconstruction 4. BOOKlyn Shuttle 5. PS261 Bathroom Renovations There were 1,925 votes, and the funding for these… READ MORE

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Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announced

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There will be two Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Progress Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The meetings will be at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101 in the 8th floor meeting room. A Brief Background on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project City… READ MORE

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TNYW: Is Bushwick Inlet Park getting bigger?

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Yesterday, The New York World had an article–More pieces added to pricey Bushwick Inlet Park puzzle–discussing that the de Blasio administration is in negotiations to purchase the Motiva parcels (in green below.) From the article: Bushwick Inlet Park has been slow to grow, largely because of difficulties in purchasing land from private owners. As The… READ MORE

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GWAPP & NAG: Two Trees/Domino Testimony at NYC Council

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you were unable to attend today’s City Council Public Hearing regarding Two Trees/Domino Sugar development requests, we’re publishing our official testimony/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (DOCX). * * * * * * * *… READ MORE

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[UPDATE] Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

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[UPDATE] According to the latest DEP notification, dredging on Newtown Creek and Whale Creek won’t begin until April 2. Get the latest news from the DEP website. —- Original Post: According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging… READ MORE

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Domino/Two Trees Public Hearing at City Council Tuesday, Info Session Tonight

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Tomorrow morning, April 1, several applications submitted by Two Trees regarding the Domino development will be reviewed by the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. This meeting is a PUBLIC HEARING, and is probably the last opportunity for the public to give testimonial for/against these applications. Many of the Subcommittee members may not familiar… READ MORE

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Participatory Budgeting Voting Starts March 30

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Starting this Sunday, you can vote for the Participatory Budgeting Projects of your choice! You have a week to vote and there are five polling locations in Greenpoint alone (highlighted in yellow below.) So take a few minutes during your busy week and help decide how to spend your tax dollars! Voting Eligibility Be over… READ MORE

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Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

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According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging will take approximately six weeks to complete (May 9th). Dredging will initially happen in 12 hour shifts from 6am to 6pm and then run 24-hours to “minimize marine traffic.” The… READ MORE

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Wednesday: GWAPP Info Session for New Board Members & Volunteers

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Are you a North Brooklyn resident? Do you care about the environment; about parks and open spaces; and/or the toxic legacy of Greenpoint’s industrial past? Are you interested in making a meaningful contribution to your neighborhood? If yes, then we want to talk to you! Join the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP)… READ MORE

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[UPDATE] Dust Rises from Domino Sugar Demolition

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[UPDATE] On March 24, I received an update on the Domino demolition from Dave Lombino, Director of Special Projects at Two Trees: “Inspectors from DEP came to the site Friday morning in response to a complaint from a neighbor and found the site was 100% in compliance. The demolition at the Domino site has been… READ MORE