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This Holiday Season – Give the Gift of YOU to Your Local Park!

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Local park activist groups like Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance have demonstrated the value of friends of park groups. FBIP pushed the city to purchase the last 11-acre parcel to complete the full Bushwick Inlet Park.  MPNA successfully advocated for millions of $ for a variety of park improvements including… READ MORE

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Rejoice! Bushwick Inlet Park Dream Now A Reality!

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This Thanksgiving, North Brooklynites have one more reason to be thankful.  On November 22nd, the city closed a deal with the owner of CitiStorage to purchase the 11-acre CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg waterfront for $160 million.  With this acquisition, New York City now controls the full footprint of the proposed Bushwick Inlet Park, promised… READ MORE

Where’s Our Park Rally this MONDAY, AUGUST 8th

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FRIENDS OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK NEEDS YOUR HELP! In order to complete the park and hold the city accountable to the promises made during the 2005 rezoning when they mapped, designed and made a deal with the community to create the 27 Acre Bushwick Inlet Park continues, the community needs to push our electeds to demand… READ MORE

7/23 Transmitter Park Garden Volunteer Day!

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This Saturday, July 23rd, from 10 am to 12 noon, join the GCEF-funded Greenpoint Parks Community Stewardship Program for a morning of fun and exploration in Transmitter Park’s garden, home to many bird- and butterfly-friendly plants! Learn how to identify these species, and discover the benefits they provide – all while meeting and mingling with… READ MORE

“Talking Trash” – A new, great, documentary with a purpose

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“Talking Trash” is a great documentary, produced by a partnership between students at Greenpoint’s Frances Perkins Academy, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, and Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint, with funding from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. It’s both entertaining and informative, check it out on Vimeo here!            … READ MORE

CAMP-OUT PROTEST AT BUSHWICK INLET PARK THIS SATURDAY

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Present…The First Ever CAMP-OUT SLEEP-OVER at BUSHWICK INLET PARK WATERFRONT OPEN SPACE FOR EVERYONE! KICK OFF BY BP ERIC L. ADAMS FOOD * LIVE MUSIC * STORIES + TEACH-IN * SLEEPOVER Brooklynites – All NYC Park Lovers – Welcome! When: Saturday July 9th – 7PM… READ MORE

GWAPP asks Norm Brodsky to be a Hero

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Our comrades at Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park have been counting down from 60 the number of days left for the City’s Offer made to the CitiStorage site owner, Norm Brodsky to complete Bushwick Inlet Park! Incredibly, last month the City made a $100 million dollar offer to Norm Brodsky to acquire the CitiStorage site… READ MORE

Our Final GCEF Forum: The NuHart Toxic Waste Site – Harmful Chemical Lurking in Greenpoint

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The NuHart Toxic Waste Site – Harmful Chemicals Lurking in Greenpoint. Thursday June 30 7-830pm McCarren Pool Community Room 776 Lorimer St BK NY 11222 Light Refreshments served Event is free; RSVP on FB – https://www.facebook.com/events/1023830471019791/ The fourth & final forum in a series of panel discussions about the environment in Greenpoint. We started the… READ MORE

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How’s the Water? — An Environmental Forum

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GWAPP is pleased to present: How’s the Water? — An Environmental Forum  Water quality around NY harbor has improved greatly over the past 30 years, but there are still huge hurdles in getting towards truly fishable and swimmable waters. Greenpoint faces extra challenges with the Newtown Creek, a federally designated Superfund site. Join a discussion about… READ MORE

NAG Film Screening TONIGHT @ 7pm: Nitehawk Cinema!

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Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and longtime allies of GWAPP in community activism invite you to an important N. Brooklyn environmental event this week –  NAG is organizing a film screening and discussion at the Nitehawk Cinema this Tuesday at 7 PM, to continue to raise awareness about the NuHart Superfund site and how… READ MORE

GWAPP OPPOSES ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT

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GWAPP’s statement regarding the Department of City Planning’s proposal to alter the zoning for a nine-story, 480,000-square-foot office building at 25 Kent Avenue: The almost impenetrably complex and technical language surrounding DCP’s (City Planning) proposal being considered by CB1’s Land Use Committee may obscure the fact that, if adopted, this text amendment could have far-reaching… READ MORE

Save the Date for the next GWAPP Environmental forums – Wed March 2 & Wed Apr 13

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We gathered back in October to discuss the history of pollution in our Greenpoint neighborhood. Now we will gather to learn more about the ins & outs of the clean-up process. Wed March 2 –  Superfund Seminar – Polish Slavic Center – 176 Java St. – 630-830pm Greenpoint has many sites that have been formally… READ MORE