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All Children in NYC Can Eat Free This Summer

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From June 27 to August 29, all children can receive a FREE healthy breakfast and lunch, every Monday thru Friday courtesy of the Department of Education (DOE), National Basketball Association (NBA), and Share Our Strength (SOS) annual summer program. From the press release, “Children don’t need to be enrolled in summer school to participate in… READ MORE

Free Tennis Lessons for Kids at McCarren Park

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City Parks Foundation is offering free tennis lessons for kids aged 6 to 16 this summer as part of their CityParks Tennis program presented by Chase. Through July 1 to August 8, CityParks Tennis will be holding free tennis lessons on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00pm at McCarren Park. Lessons are offered at… READ MORE

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–Unless It’s in Greenpoint-Williamsburg

by Heather Van De Mark on

Recently, WNYC aired a segment called, “If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?” You can listen to it online here, it’s only about six minutes. If you’ve followed the GWAPP blog for a while now, you’ll know we’re big fans of free trees and tree stewardship, but according to the radio story:… READ MORE

Save the Date: DOT Update on Kosciuszko Bridge Project

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As you may (or may not) know the Kosciuszko Bridge–aka the BQE that runs between Greenpoint and Queens–is getting a makeover. In fact, the construction of the new Kosciuszko Bridge is “the largest project in the history of the New York State Department of Transportation.” The DOT will be hosting two public information meetings in… READ MORE

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Look But Don’t Touch: No Swimming in Newtown Creek

by Heather Van De Mark on

As summer hits and temperatures rise, we’re all looking for ways to cool off. Considering our neighborhood is along the waterfront, it’s tempting to think a quick dip in the East River or Newtown Creek couldn’t hurt. Surprise, not really, it will hurt–or at least potentially make you very sick. News is spreading over a… READ MORE

Smile: Photos from the Parks

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Saturday may be the official first day of Summer, but we’ve been kicking it outside in North Brooklyn for weeks now. Check out this month’s Photos from the Parks of everyone enjoying the great outdoors. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

Affordable Housing: 1133 Manhattan Avenue Taking Applications

by Heather Van De Mark on

Notice from CB1: The new affordable housing development at 1133 Manhattan Avenue (between Clay Street and Box Street) is accepting applications. Applications will be provided to individuals who visit our office (435 Graham Avenue) and personally request a copy. There will be only one application provided per individual. The applications are color coded and cannot… READ MORE

More Greenpoint Transportation Updates

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As a follow up to April’s G Train Shutdown town hall meeting, State Senator Squadron’s office has released the following update below. As previously noted, the G Train will shut down between Court Square and Nassau Avenue from July 26 to September 1 for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Free shuttle buses will run the stops between… READ MORE

Greenpoint: Know Your Zone

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The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has launched a nifty new, multi-lingual website: Know Your Zone where users can find information about “the city’s hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare.” (The new campaign even comes with its own hashtag #knowyourzone because everything has… READ MORE

Another Brownfield Application Submitted on West St.

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The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 43-57 West Street and 2-24 Oak Street, aka the Greenpoint Marina, from 24 Oak LLC and 57 West LLC. The site ID is #C224190. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the… READ MORE

Grow Your Parks: OSA Comm Comm Public Forum next Monday

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The Open Space Alliance Community Committee (OSA Comm Comm) will be holding its annual public forum next Monday “to discuss what’s on everyone’s minds this time of year: PARKS. At this meeting, you’ll hear from OSA, Parks officials, park volunteers, AND have a chance to brainstorm what our community park priorities should be.” OSA Comm… READ MORE

Greenpoint Gets Greener? West St. Brownfield Application Submitted

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The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 11 West Street (between Quay and Calyer Sts.) in Greenpoint from M & H Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224191. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library… READ MORE

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