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North Greenpoint Community Advisory Group Meeting 11/17

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North Greenpoint Community Advisory Group  Hosted by Council Member Stephen Levin  Join Council Member Stephen Levin, State & City agencies, and developers’ representatives for a discussion and informational session about current and future development in Northern Greenpoint. Monday November 17th  6:30pm  Dupont Street Senior Housing  80 Dupont St  Brooklyn, NY 11222  For more information, or… READ MORE

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund Finalists are In!

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The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund has announced 13 finalist projects for the Community Preferencing Event to take place later this month.  Among the finalists are projects that would impact our air, trash management, tree cover, stormwater, a green roof at Automotive High School, remediation and development of Greenpoint’s southernmost park surrounding the Bushwick Inlet, environmental… READ MORE

Getty to pay $16 Million for Clean Up of Newtown Creek

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Manhattan U.S. Attorney And EPA Announce Settlement Of Superfund Claims Against Getty Relating To Newtown Creek Superfund Site In Brooklyn And Queens. From the United States Attorney’s office press release “The settlement resolves Getty’s liabilities at Newtown Creek, a Superfund Site in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, and one of the nation’s most polluted waterways.… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landings take on their Open Space Plans

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The New York Daily News has an article on the Greenpoint Landings Open Space Plans for their Waterfront Development.  Included are renderings from the landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations. Read the full article from the New York Daily News here.… READ MORE

Mayor de Blasio to wealthier park conservancies… get ready to share the wealth!

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Read all about the Mayor’s latest pronouncements on funding NYC parks in the NY Observer: http://observer.com/2014/10/bill-de-blasio-will-ask-wealthy-park-conservancies-to-help-fund-parks-plan/… READ MORE

GCEF News – Save the Date for Community Preferencing Events

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The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund General Administrator is asking Greenpointers to save the dates of November 20th and 22nd for community preferencing events regarding the projects residents would like to see funded by the GCEF.  The full message is below: Dear Greenpointer – The $19.5 million GREENPOINT COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL FUND (GCEF) is now reviewing 24… READ MORE

DNAinfo reports: Construction Dust May Pose Health Hazard at Greenpoint Playground

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DNAinfo’s Serena Dai reports on construction dust at Greenpoint Playground that may pose a health hazard: Dust kicked up by city construction near a playground on the Greenpoint waterfront contains potentially hazardous materials, experts and advocates say. The demolition of a sludge tank, which was used by a waste water treatment plant for a century,… READ MORE

Only a year old… so why does award winning Bushwick Inlet Park look so bad?

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If you’ve been by Bushwick Inlet Park lately, you may have noticed that not even a year after the park opened, all the grass on the sloping roof and along the walkway is dead and the paving on the pathway up to the rooftop is badly degraded with huge potholes littering the surface. So why… READ MORE

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Time to Play at American Playground

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The scaffolding has finally come down off the playground equipment at American Playground. (It had originally been put up while the building next door did window installation.) Caution tape still restricts access, but a worker who was there hosing off the area thought the space could be back open by late afternoon Tuesday. [Update: Caution… READ MORE

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Update: Progress on Bushwick Inlet Park

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Progress on Phase Two of Bushwick Inlet Park (the block between N. 9th and 10th along Kent Avenue) continues and it looks very likely that NYC Parks’ promise to get things wrapped up by March may really happen. Workers finished hanging the final blue tiles on the front façade last week, there is grass laid… READ MORE