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It’s that time of year: Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

by Heather Van De Mark on

While you may be reveling in eggnog and mistletoe, there’s still plenty of wrapping up to be done before the end of the year, and I don’t mean the presents. Here’s a friendly reminder of a few end of year deadlines. Have any others to add? Mention them in the comments! Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund:… READ MORE

Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. And we have your Instagram photos to prove it. Grab a mug of something warm and get outside! Don’t let a snow and cold keep you from enjoying the great outdoors of Greenpoint. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or… READ MORE

Affordable Housing: The City’s Continued Failure

by Heather Van De Mark on

As the conversation continues for major development in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, it’s important to remember the significant need for affordable housing. As part of the Points of Agreement (POA), the Administration recommended 3,548 units of affordable housing be created (source). Eight years later, HPD says that 922 units are complete or in-construction and another 760… READ MORE

GCEF’s $19.5 million deadline is Dec 18th–final applicant webinar on Friday

by Heather Van De Mark on

A quick reminder to the 11222 neighborhood (and McCarren Park) that the deadline for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) grants is December 18th, a mere two weeks away! If you’re still working out the kinks of your application, don’t forget help is still available to you: The GCEF has its final online applicant webinar… READ MORE

ULURP Watch: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial head to City Council on Thursday

by Heather Van De Mark on

There’s been a lot of recent focus on the Domino development and ULURP requests, that we’ve almost forgotten about the summer’s most controversial topic: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street! Just kidding, how could we ever really forget about these looming developments. Next up on this ULURP? Both issues are headed to City Council this… READ MORE

Reshaping New York: NY Times Interactive Data

by Heather Van De Mark on

On the GWAPP blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground on the upcoming Greenpoint Landing, 77 Commercial and Domino Sugar developments.* The North Brooklyn community is going to evolve–for better or worse–in the coming decades. Much of this development will be the legacy of exiting mayor, Michael Bloomberg. It’s not only our neighborhood, but also… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing Protest Signs

What are you doing tonight? Development and environmental meetings tonight

by Heather Van De Mark on

A quick reminder that tonight two important meetings are happening that will directly impact the future of North Brooklyn. Domino Development On the southside of town, Community Board 1 will be continuing its public hearing on the Domino ULURP. If you missed the first part of the meeting which included a presentation by Two Trees… READ MORE

What you missed from Wednesday’s CB1 meeting if you left after Domino: Recap Pt. II

by Heather Van De Mark on

It was a packed room at the Swinging 60s Senior Center for last night’s monthly Community Board 1 Executive Board Meeting and Public Hearing. The buzz in the room was clearly over the agenda’s first item: Domino Sugar, which was certified last week. The board agreed to have Two Trees present and then have all… READ MORE

Domino Development dominates discussion last night at CB1 meeting: Recap Pt. I

by Heather Van De Mark on

It was a packed room at the Swinging 60s Senior Center for last night’s monthly Community Board 1 Executive Board Meeting and Public Hearing. The buzz in the room was clearly over the agenda’s first item: Domino Sugar, which was certified last week. The board agreed to have Two Trees present and then have all… READ MORE

Two Trees’ ULURP for Domino has begun: CB1 meeting Wednesday

by Heather Van De Mark on

The clock has started on Two Trees’ ULURP request for the Domino Sugar development in southside Williamsburg. Last Monday, the Department of City Planning (DCP) certified the request. Certification in no way expresses approval of the plan, so much as confirms that the necessary paper work has been completed. To learn more about the ULURP… READ MORE

Get lost in the DEC’s Online Remediation Database

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Department of Conservation is adding almost 2,000 remedial sites, which include Brownfield Cleanup programs and State superfund sites, to their online database. Most of these sites are classified as P, PR, and N* and were not online previously “because, by the nature of these sites, the information is often preliminary, incomplete, or not verified.”… READ MORE

Design your own park: Newtown Barge and Box St parks brainstorming meeting recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, the NYC Parks Dept., NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) invited community members, elected officials, and stakeholder groups to a “listening session” to review the upcoming Newtown Barge Park and Box Street Park projects. The listening session became a brainstorming session as attendees were broken… READ MORE

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