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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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