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1/8 CB1 Meeting Re-Cap

by Heather Van De Mark on

A summary of Community Board 1′s meeting last night on January 8, 2013. Presentation: Martin Dunn of Dunn Development Corp. presented an affordable housing development plan for 59 Frost Street, which is currently a vacant warehouse and a vacant single home (Dunn Development previously created affordable housing in the CB1 area at N. 5th St.… READ MORE

Greenpoint Homeless – What Do We Do?

by Heather Van De Mark on

Recently, the Greenpoint Reformed Church, a GWAPP Member Organization, opened their doors to a 10-bed homeless shelter program run by local non-profit Common Ground. Apparently, it’s been received with mixed review from the church’s neighbors. As Holly Fairall pointed out in her previous post, “The McGolrick Park Homeless . . . It’s Complicated” when it… READ MORE

Bushwick Inlet Park Photos

by Heather Van De Mark on

The shoreline of Bushwick Inlet Park opened two weeks ago with very little pomp and circumstance, but don’t let that dissuade you from visiting this hidden gem (and trust me, it’s not going to stay hidden for long as it’s located at 9th St. and Kent Ave, right beside the East River State Park). Soccer… READ MORE

Two Trees Inviting Community Input On Open Space at Domino Sugar Site

by Heather Van De Mark on

We’ve written about the planned development on the historic Domino Sugar Factory, 3.2 acres along the East River in Williamsburg, before. Now, we want to update you that Two Trees, the development corporation behind the plan, is seeking community suggestions on what should be done. Last Thursday they held the first of several meetings soliciting… READ MORE

NYRP: Accepting Applications to Green Open Spaces

by Heather Van De Mark on

Another opportunity abounds to beautify and green North Brooklyn. The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has a program called, “Gardens for the City.” They’re currently accepting applications for projects to beautify schools as well as general open spaces with the intent of building community across all five boroughs. From the NYRP website: “Community members complete… READ MORE

12/4 CB1 Meeting Re-Cap

by Heather Van De Mark on

A brief summary of Community Board 1’s meeting last night on December 4th. The meeting kicked off by swearing in four new board members, including GWAPP board member: Trina McKeever. Congrats Trina! Presentation: Esteban Duran presented on the Green Jobs/Green NY program, which provides funding for energy assessments, low cost financing for energy upgrades, and… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing Project to Land on 22 Acres of Waterfront

by Heather Van De Mark on

Have you heard of Greenpoint Landing? Here are a few fast facts: Park Tower Group has proposed 10 residential towers on 22 acres of Greenpoint Waterfront. The proposed towers would include 4,000 apartments in 30 to 40-story buildings. 20% of which would be used for affordable housing. The proposal includes green space: an East River… READ MORE

Where’s That Waterfront We Were Promised?

by Heather Van De Mark on

As part of the historic 2005 rezoning of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, which transformed swaths of manufacturing zones into residential neighborhoods, the city proposed an ambitious plan to build a 1.6 mile esplanade connecting the two communities along the waterfront of the East River. But now, more than seven years later, many of those promises have… READ MORE

Review from the CB1 Public Hearing & Board Meeting

by Heather Van De Mark on

Good stuff at the CB1 meeting this week. Just to keep you readers abreast of the what’s happening in the system: Chairman’s Report Chairman Olechowski attended a fundraiser in DUMBO about poverty and homelessness and thinks their should be a bigger conversation about these topics among all communities and neighborhoods, as it’s a very real… READ MORE

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