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Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony #3

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REMINDER: The next community meeting on this action will take place at CB1’s Combined Public Hearing & Board Meeting on Monday, September 9 at the Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie St., Brooklyn. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. In August, there was a well-attended Community Board 1 ULURP subcommittee meeting regarding 77 Commercial St.’s variance… READ MORE

Unzoning the Rezoning

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180 blocks of Greenpoint and Williamsburg were rezoned over 8 years ago to allow for residential development, and during that time a lot has changed in our community. With the recent proposals for modifications to the as-of-right zoning at Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial, there is suddenly a a lot of attention on new development… READ MORE

Happy Labor Day

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The GWAPP blog returns to regularly scheduled posting tomorrow. Here’s a litte about Labor Day, “In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers… READ MORE

We’re Giving Away 100 More Trees!!

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Our spring tree giveaway in conjunction with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Town Square was such as success that we’ve decided to do it again! On November 2nd we’ll be partnering NYRP and North Brooklyn Farms to give away another 100 free trees in the beautiful surroundings of Havemeyer Park. To be eligible for… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony #2

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REMINDER: The next community meeting on this action will take place at CB1′s Land Use Committee TONIGHT, Aug. 27, at 6:30pm at the Dupont Street Senior Housing (80 Dupont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222; Between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue. Please use the Eagle Street entrance.) Earlier this month, there was a well-attended Community Board 1… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony

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Earlier this month, there was a well-attended Community Board 1 ULURP subcommittee meeting regarding Greenpoint Landing’s variance requests. You can read a recap of the event or watch an edited video of the meeting. At the end of the meeting, community residents who had signed up were allowed two minutes to speak. GWAPP & NAG… READ MORE

Missed the Greenpoint Landing Community Meeting? Then Watch This.

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Did you miss the August 13th Community Board 1 meeting covering the new Greenpoint Landing development, but want to know what happened? It was certainly a heated and emotionally contentious evening. For more information about what was presented at the meeting and what the communuity thinks, take a look at our recap of the meeting… READ MORE

GWAPP & NAG: 77 Commercial Street ULURP Testimony

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you were unable to attend the CB1 ULURP meeting re: 77 Commercial Street, we’re publishing our official testimony/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (PDF). We’ll have a full recap of the meeting on the site… READ MORE

Reminder: CB1 ULURP Meeting Tonight

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Be there. Be there early. Plan to be there late. Come informed. Most importantly, come and say what you think about the project’s variances. This is the first of only three opportunities the community has to say what we think on the record. It’s an opportunity to inform our appointed representatives and elected officials on… READ MORE

Free Daffodil Bulbs!

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Want to help beautify the neighborhood by planting flowers? New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) is donating up to 1,650 Daffodil bulbs to community groups or volunteers who plant them in public parks, tree beds or other outdoor public areas. All you have to do is register on their website and pick up the bulbs at… READ MORE

GWAPP & NAG: Greenpoint Landing ULURP Testimony

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you’re unable to attend tonight’s CB1 ULURP meeting re: Greenpoint Landing, we’re publishing our official testimoney/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (PDF). We’ll have a full recap of the meeting on the site ASAP. *… READ MORE

Graffiti in Greenpoint

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It’s a real shame that our wonderful neighborhood is making press for being covered in graffiti. The NY Times recently published an article, The Writing Is on the Walls, and the Signs and the Trees, covering the epidemic that is graffiti in Greenpoint. It can be found in all the expected places–storefronts, signs, bathroom walls–but… READ MORE

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