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Calling all Sustainable, Environmentally-Beneficial Projects and Programs: Apply for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Environmental Excellence Awards program recognizes and gives visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. “Year after year, we see phenomenal, environmentally-beneficial innovations coming from entities and individuals from around the state,” Commissioner Martens… READ MORE

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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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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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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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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

Biodiesel fuel production facility slated for Greenpoint

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A large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint. John Catsimatidis-owner of United Biofuels and former Republican mayoral candidate is seeking approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a permit to convert an existing fuel-storage facility on Newtown Creek to take vegetable oil and turn it into fuel… READ MORE

GWAPP Meet and Greet – March 26th

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Please join us March 26th, 7pm at the BIP Parks Building Community Room (N.9 / Kent Ave) for an orientation about GWAPP. Our nominating committee is eager to meet anyone who is interested in joining this dynamic and active community organization. We’re looking for neighbors who are committed to the issues of parks, open space… READ MORE

The Vote on GWAPP By-Laws — The Results

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With 25 member organizations voting and by a vote of 18 Yes (to adopt the amended by-laws) and 7 No, GWAPP made an important step towards increased functionality and sustainability as an all-volunteer, non-profit community activist organization.   We are looking forward to welcoming new faces as volunteers and Directors and are very optimistic that the… READ MORE