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@GreenpointGWAPP Instagram: Daffodils blooming in McGolrick Park.

Get Your Order In: Free Daffodil Bulbs from New Yorkers for Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

As part of New Yorkers for Parks’ (NY4P) Daffodil Project, they give out FREE daffodil bulbs ” to civic organizations, individuals, corporate volunteer groups, schools, and community leaders who commit to planting them in a park or public space such as a schoolyard, street tree pit, or community garden.” So there’s no reason not to… READ MORE

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Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

Is fall already on its way?! Here are a few signs that summer is coming to a close and the season is changing. Get outside and take in some sun while you still can. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag @GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

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[UPDATE] G Train Summer Shutdown: Check-In

by Heather Van De Mark on

Earlier this month, Senator Daniel Squadron held a check-in phone call regarding the G Train’s summer closure for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Residents were asked to share their feedback on the experience thus far. Below is list of some of the issues that arose and responses from the appropriate agencies. (Note: The content below was provided… READ MORE

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McGolrick Park Safety Meeting on 8/12

by Heather Van De Mark on

Come by the McGolrick Park Pavilion on Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm to discuss safety issues within the park. hosted by the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance. Officials from the 94th Police Precinct will be there to answer questions and listen to concerns. In case of rain: Meet at Raizes Restaurant, corner of McGuiness Blvd and… READ MORE

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Improve Your Parks (Part III): Who to Contact

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, I attended Partnership for Parks meeting, How Can I Improve My Park? It was a fantastic panel discussion between city officials and active community volunteers on how people can improve their parks. You can read the recap of the discussion at Improve Your Parks (Part II): A Panel Discussion. It was ALSO the… READ MORE

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Improve Your Parks (Part II): A Panel Discussion

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, I attended Partnership for Parks’ meeting, How Can I Improve My Park? It was a fantastic panel discussion between city officials and active community volunteers on how people can improve their parks. It was also the launch event for The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s (CUP) newest publication, How Can I Improve My Park?,… READ MORE

CUP's How Can I Improve My Park poster/pamphlet. View full guide.

Improve Your Parks (Part I): An Illustrated Guide

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, I attended Partnership for Parks meeting, How Can I Improve My Park? It was a fantastic panel discussion between city officials and active community volunteers on how people can improve their parks. [Note: I’ll be covering the details of the panel talk in tomorrow’s post.] It was ALSO the launch event for The… READ MORE

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G Train: Nassau Ave to Church Ave from July 25 to Sept 2

by Heather Van De Mark on

As you hopefully know by now, the G Train will be shutting down tonight at 10:30pm until September 2 for Hurricane Sandy repairs between Court Square and Nassau Avenue. That’s correct, the end of the line for the train will be the Nassau Avenue stop in Greenpoint. For those who need access to Greenpoint Ave,… READ MORE

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Get Involved with McGolrick Park’s Urban Oasis

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Earlier in May, I reported on NYC Audubon’s plan to create an Urban Oasis in McGolrick Park to provide food and shelter for migratory birds. Last week, I was pleasantly surprised to see a large swath of the park (along Russell Street) already weeded and with lots of little new plants and being watered by… READ MORE

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Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

I think we’ve hit the dog days of summer. With an air advisory in effect today, 80 degree temps, and high humidity, why not stay indoors with a fan or a little AC? Go ahead, relax a little. Check out these photos of the quieter moments of summer in North Brooklyn. Have an Instagram photo… READ MORE

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TBT: Greenpoint 1941

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Welcome to a new series: Throwback Thursdays (TBT). I’ll be exploring Greenpoint through back issues of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that have been recently digitized and are available online for free thanks to the Brooklyn Public Library and Newspapers.com. View the online newspaper archives here.   All Greenpoint Pleads: ‘Give Us a Clean Creek!’ When… READ MORE

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KBridge Construction Project Update

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Last Wednesday was the Brooklyn update meeting for the upcoming Koscuiszko Bridge Project or “Kbridge” Project. (Tomorrow night the same presentation will be given by NYS DOT in Queens–see the GWAPP calendar for details.) The presentation didn’t touch on many of the areas I was most interested in–green space, street-scaping, bike lanes, Meeker Ave. plumes,… READ MORE