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THIS SATURDAY! It’s Time to Build a Garden

by Ryan Watson on

Tired of being stuck inside all day? Don’t have a backyard or outdoor space to call your own? Want to get your hands dirty, enjoy the beautiful weather and meet some great people that live in your neighborhood? Then you probably should consider becoming a member of the newly formed 61 Franklin Street Garden. That’s… READ MORE

How BUG Changed My Life

by Ryan Watson on

This time last year, I was sitting at a desk in an overly air conditioned office building in downtown Manhattan. Most of my day was spent behind a computer screen, making copies, and answering phone calls. I knew spending eight hours a day behind a desk was not for me and that there must be… READ MORE

Is More Green Infrastructure Coming to Brooklyn?

by Ryan Watson on

Rain gardens, green roofs, porous paving, and other types of green infrastructure on public schools and NYC Housing Authority properties? That’s right! New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is planning to integrate thousands of bioswales, landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water, and other green infrastructure into our… READ MORE

Free Trees Make For Happy People

by Ryan Watson on

This past Saturday marked GWAPP’s first time participating in the New York Restoration Project’s free tree giveaway and it was a blast! We were very pleased to see so many North Brooklyn residents doing their part to make Brooklyn a little bit greener! A very special thanks to NYRP and Town Square for partnering with… READ MORE

Register NOW for your Free Tree!

by Ryan Watson on

On May 11th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival in McCarren Park, GWAPP and Town Square are giving away 100 trees and you can Register Now to reserve your free tree! That’s right, absolutely and totally free! A huge thank you to New York Restoration Project (NYRP) for providing the trees.… READ MORE

The Legacies of Industrial Pollution: The Effect on Human Health

by Ryan Watson on

For years, residents and activists alike have expressed concern over the history of industrial pollution in our community. From the Meeker Avenue Plumes to the Exxon Mobil Oil Spill to the designation of the Newtown Creek as a Superfund site, there are certainly a number of causes for environmental concern in the Greenpoint community. (Check… READ MORE

Support More Green Space in Greenpoint!

by Ryan Watson on

Hey Neighbors! Greenpoint’s newest community garden and open space, the 61 Franklin Street Garden, needs your help! Local residents and community organizers have been for working months to convert the vacant lot on Franklin Street into a thriving outdoor green space for residents and members of the community. And that’s where you come in! Members… READ MORE

Would You Like to See a “Slow Zone” Around McGolrick Park?

by Ryan Watson on

How many times have you been walking through the neighborhood and seen a car recklessly accelerating down a residential street? Wouldn’t you like to see the residential areas surrounding our parks safer for children and residents? The Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently accepting applications from local residents to implement “slow zones” in areas around… READ MORE

Hey Greenpoint! Can You Make Your Block the Greenest Block in Brooklyn?

by Ryan Watson on

Don’t you love walking down the street, turning a corner only to be met by a beautifully cared for window box, lush greenery and the scent of blooming flowers making you forget you’re in the city? Wouldn’t it be great if someone offered an incentive for residents and businesses to do this fundamental work of… READ MORE

Would You Like to Join Greenpoint’s Newest Garden?

by Ryan Watson on

On this amazingly beautiful spring day, it’s very exciting to announce the details of a new garden coming to Northern Greenpoint! With another strong turnout at goodyoga, who generous offered us their space for the meeting over the weekend (meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 2pm), the 61 Franklin Street Garden… READ MORE

Let’s Build Some Raised Beds!!

by Ryan Watson on

Some very exciting things are happening at the 61 Franklin Street Garden, Greenpoint’s newest community open green space. Spring is here, the sun is shining and flowers are starting to pop! In the last month, we’ve recieved support from Community Board 1, developed a preliminary design for the garden, our request for donated wood from… READ MORE

We’re Giving Away 100 FREE Trees!!

by Ryan Watson on

Together with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Town Square, GWAPP is very excited to announce that we’ll be giving away 100 free (yes free!) trees at the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival in McCarren Park on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00am to 11:00am. The vast majority of the trees are considered “subway friendly” reaching… READ MORE

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