Important Meeting for Barge Park – Design Plans Unveiled January 8th

by Laura Treciokas on

On Thursday, January 8th, City Planning and the Parks Department will unveil and present the design plans for Barge Park at the CB1 Parks Committee meeting to be held at the Dupont Senior Citizen Housing conference room, (entrance on Eagle Street between Manhattan and Franklin), 6:30 PM.

While this is a meeting of the Community Board Parks Committee, the public is invited and encouraged to participate in the discussion of the plans, in fact this is the one opportunity for the community to weigh in on the plans before they are brought to the meeting of the full Community Board for approval January 13.

At the meeting on the City and the Parks Department will make their presentation followed by a discussion of the plans. The intention is that the meeting will conclude with members of the CB Parks committee formulating a resolution to be brought to and voted upon at the meeting of the full Community Board on the 13th. The resolution can be either to approve the plans, disapprove the plans or approve with specific modifications.

While the meeting will be run according to CB committee meeting protocol, there will be opportunity for members of the community to participate, in fact community participation is crucial and will inform the committee’s decision on how to draft the resolution.

Below please find the announcement for the meeting, PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND:

December 1, 2014


TO: Members of the Parks and Waterfront Committee
(Caponegro, Argento, Brienza, Carbone, Chirichella, Cianciotta, Kuonen,
McKeever, Peterson, Torres)

FROM: Philip Caponegro, Committee Chair

RE: Scheduled Meeting

Please be advised that the Parks and Waterfront Committee will meet as follows:

WHEN: Thursday January 8, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM
WHERE: Mary D’Angelis Housing

aka Dupont Street Senior Citizen Housing

80 Dupont Street (first Floor)

Brooklyn, New York 11222

(Between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue,

use the Eagle Street entrance)


· Joint Presentation by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the NYC Economic Development Corporation Regarding Plans for the Newtown Barge Park.


cc: CB #1 Board Members

Laura Treciokas

Laura is a new-ish addition to the Greenpoint community, moving here in 2007 with her husband Jonathan Fox and their Boston Terrier, Buster Brown. The family is recently joined by one Jasper Fox, last seen drooling on a non tree-lined stretch of sidewalk near you. Laura abandoned a life of glamour and excitement as a network news producer in Manhattan for a life of excitement and glamour in North Brooklyn, where she is renovating a home on Guernsey Street which dates back to 1872. Her involvement with community work began after she misunderstood her neighbor, Trina McKeever, believing that an invitation to join forces as Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park was the promise of a permanent boat slip on the East River. She soon discovered an outlet for her steady tiller hand, helping to set up the Community Committee for the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and serving as the group’s first co-chair. Laura joined the board of GWAPP in 2012.