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A New Chapter: Welcome the GWAPP Board

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After a multi-month process, the Greenpoint Association for Parks & Planning is pleased to announce its new Executive Board: Barbara McGlamery (Chair), Rich Mazur, Trina McKeever (Treasurer), Laura Treciokas (Secretary),Manuel Zuniga and Katie Denny. Learn more about each of them and their connection to Greenpoint on the Board Members page. The board will be creating… READ MORE

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Is Greenpoint ‘Just Green Enough’?

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Checkout Next City’s piece, Pretty Park, Affordable Rent: Making Neighborhoods “Just Green Enough” that examines the paradox of environmental gentrification. A growing body of academic literature examines a paradox: Low-income communities tend to suffer from various kinds of environmental injustice, including shortage of green space. But when these concerns are addressed — the power plant… READ MORE

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Re-Opening of East River Ferry Service at India St. Pier Still TBD

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Today, State Senator Squadron and Councilman Levin released a statement requesting at the very least a confirmation of when the India St. pier will be reopened. This request comes as the G train summer shutdown approaches. Full release below: SQUADRON, LEVIN STATEMENT ON ONGOING CLOSURE OF INDIA STREET PIER BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Daniel… READ MORE

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Late Night Greenpoint Ave Bridge Closure: Jul 14 & Jul 16

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The Department of Transportation is putting out notices that on Monday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 16, between 11:00pm and 5:00am, they will be closing both eastbound lanes of the Greenpoint Ave bridge over Newtown Creek to repair a damaged trunnion plate (which even after reading the Wikipedia page for a Trunnion, what that is… READ MORE

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Combined Sewer Overflow: Why Our Waterways Stink

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Last week’s thunderstorms didn’t just threaten the annual fireworks show, they threatened the surrounding areas’ waterways. How, you might ask. More than half of New York City’s sewers operate using a Combined Sewer (CS) system. A CS system means that sanitary and industrial wastewater, rainwater, snowmelt and street runoff all go into the same sewers… READ MORE

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Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market: 06 July 2014

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Armelle and her band The Hand Jive Tribe will bring an interactive and multicultural music show to children and their parents at the Cooper Park farmer’s market from 11 am to 1 pm. Armelle plays a wide range of music and picks volunteers from the crowd to try out a world instrument along with the… READ MORE

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Down to Earth’s Cooper Park Market Now with Yoga

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Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market now has Horman’s Best Pickles back every week. This in addition to the market’s fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, delicious popsicles made with local fruit, fair trade nuts and coffees, and much more. Also, the farmers market now has textile recycling by Green Tree Textiles and… READ MORE

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Williamsburg Closure: Car, Bike & Pedestrian Lanes

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Routine maintenance work (cleaning and lubricating expansion joints and slides) will take place on the Williamsburg Bridge on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next morning. Roadways will be closed one lane at a time in both directions. The bicycle path (June 26) and walkway (June 27)… READ MORE

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Dog Waste and Tree Pits Don’t Mix

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Read the full story, Uptown Group Educating Neighbors About Dangers of Dog Waste by Nigel Chiwaya on DNAInfo. The acid in dog urine burns the nutrients out of soil and can even corrode metal street lamps, Williamson explained, while dog feces can carry the deadly, blood-sucking parasite hookworm.… READ MORE

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India St. Pier and G Train Updates

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Read the full story, Investigating the India Street Ferry (Or lack thereof) by Matt A. on Greenpointers. “We’re well aware by now that the imminent five-week G suspension this summer (from late July through the end of August) has many commuters spooked. Adding insult to injury, the New York Waterways ferry landing at India Street—by… READ MORE

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Go Green! Greenpoint Festival is Tomorrow

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Town Square’s Go Green! Greepoint Festival is tomorrow! There will be so much to do and see (mostly in McCarren Park) from noon to 5pm. Get outside, meet your neighbors and see what living in Greenpoint is all about. GWAPP will have a table, so come say hello and learn more about our mission! Here’s… READ MORE

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Cooper Park Farmer’s Market — Now with Textile Recycling!

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On Sunday, June 8th, Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will begin to host textile recycling with Green Tree Textiles. They are committed to keeping textiles out of our overburdened landfills. You can bring them everything from unworn clothing to tattered fabrics. If the clothing is still useable, they will donate it to charity;… READ MORE