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Rally for Bushwick Inlet Park a Success!

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The steps of City Hall were filled to capacity on Thursday with friends of Greenpoint and Williamsburg calling for Bushwick Inlet Park to be completed, as promised in the 2005 rezoning. Lots of press coverage including articles in NY Daily News, Brooklyn Paper, Curbed NY, DNA Info, Greenpoint Gazette and Brooklyn Magazine to name a… READ MORE

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Join the Fight for Bushwick Inlet Park

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As heard at the recent Town Hall and reported in The New York Times, the Williamsburg/Greenpoint communities are fighting to transform Norman Brodsky’s waterfront property into public parkland, as promised in the 2005 rezoning. A decade since the rezoning – with just a slice of Bushwick Inlet Park developed – last January’s CitiStorage fire has reignited the “Where’s… READ MORE

CRITICAL CALL TO ACTION FOR GREENPOINT/WILLIAMSBURG!

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AN IMPORTANT MEETING THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH! THE OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING IS AN IMPORTANT FORUM TO BEGIN PLANNING HOW TO RALLY THE COMMUNITIES VOICE REGARDING THE FUTURE OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK! Our City Councilperson Steve Levin has confirmed that, In the aftermath of the fire at CitiStorage, one thing has become very… READ MORE

GWAPP IS HIRING!

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GWAPP is seeking two highly motivated, detail-oriented North Brooklyn residents to commit to a part-time position through 2015. Both are paid freelance positions, funded by a one-time grant, to facilitate critical discussion in our neighborhood: 1) Project Manager; and 2) Online Content Editor (may be combined for the right candidate). CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE… READ MORE

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Neighborhood Advocates Call for Greater Protection of our Health

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In response to last weekend’s devastating fire at Williamsburg’s CitiStorage site, GWAPP is proud to join NAG and a group of local environmental advocates who put together a petition calling for the de Blasio administration to better monitor toxic industrial fires in North Brooklyn. “GWAPP fully supports this petition to investigate past disasters and protect our… READ MORE

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GCEF Announces $11M in New Greenpoint Projects

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GWAPP received this announcement from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, which we wanted to share right away: Dear Friend of Greenpoint, On behalf of the New York Office of the Attorney General and Department of Environmental Conservation, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund’s 2015 Large & Legacy Grants:… READ MORE

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Long Awaited Barge Park Plans Finally Revealed

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GWAPP has just learned that the NYC Parks Department (and Open Space Alliance Executive Director Ed Janoff) with the NYC Economic Development Corporation will soon be presenting the latest designs for Greenpoint’s Newtown Barge Park. On January 8th the designs will be presented to CB1’s Parks & Waterfront Committee, and we hope that you join… READ MORE

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Call for Permanent Free Transfer between G and J/M Trains

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Below is a joint press release from Riders Alliance and Sen. Daniel Squadron’s office, released Aug 27, 2014: Riders Alliance, Senator Squadron, Elected Officials Rally to Keep Free Transfer for G, J and M Train Riders Free Transfer, Set to Expire Next Week, Could Make Commuting Cheaper and Faster for Thousands of Riders BROOKLYN, NY—This… READ MORE

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Oil Spills on Newtown Creek, DEC Investigating

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Oil spills in Greenpoint is unfortunately old hat for the neighborhood. The industrial past and illegal dumping, the decades-long ExxonMobile “spill” of 17 million gallons. But apparently, the contamination of our waterways continues. Nine reports of oil leaks have been filled thus far for 2014, several of them on Newtown Creek near the Pulaski Bridge.… READ MORE

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Bike Safe, Bike Smart Greenpoint

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We received a friendly reminder from NYPD to bike smart and safe as part of their Operation: Safe Cycle. For those of you who are hitting the streets this summer on two wheels–good for you! Cycling is a great way to get around, get exercise and explore new parts of the city. For those of… READ MORE

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Celebrate Summer (for a Good Cause) with Cocktails in the Garden

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Join 61 Franklin Street Community Garden for garden-inspired cocktails, grilled snacks and live music by Home for Wayward Drummers in their lush magical community garden, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM! Tickets are $20 and include two free cocktails, snacks and live entertainment. There will also be a raffle to… READ MORE

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Have Suggestions, Concerns, Ideas Re: G Train Shutdown? Share Them Today

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NYS Senator Daniel Squadron is hosting a conference call along with local colleagues later today to discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what can be improved regarding the G Train shutdown. Now would be a great time to tell him, and our other elected officials (such as AM Joe Lentol and CM Levin) what you… READ MORE