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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

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From the Pipeline: So Long Sludge Tank

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From the DEP Pipeline–literally, the DEC has a newsletter called The Weekly Pipeline–the longstanding Greenpoint sludge tank is no more. According to the newsletter: Yesterday, work got underway to demolish a tank along the East River that was used to store sludge from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant until it could be loaded onto… READ MORE

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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