News and Issues

Bushwick Inlet – A North Brooklyn Treasure

by North Brooklyn Boat Club on

The Bushwick Inlet is an extraordinary urban space by any measure; pre-colonially, it was the mouth of Bushwick Creek which emptied extensive marshes that now (roughly) comprise McCarren Park; cartographically, it marks a (lightly) contested border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg; historically, it is the site of several industrial landmarks, including Continental Ironworks that launched the… READ MORE

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Now is the time to get involved!

by Katie Denny on

This is an important week for all Greenpointers, who will have an opportunity to let their voices be heard in an historic decision. By now you’ve heard about the $19 million awarded to the Greenpoint community. This Thursday (November 20) & Saturday (November 22), you will be able to submit your recommendations for the most significant… READ MORE

North Greenpoint Community Advisory Group Meeting 11/17

by Laura Treciokas on

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!

by Laura Treciokas on

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

A Greenpoint Perspective: HabitatMap Crowdfunds to Support Community-Led Air Quality Monitoring

by Michael Heimbinder on

HabitatMap, the non-profit I lead, is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to support our work monitoring air quality in partnership with schools and community based organizations. Folks who back our project on Kickstarter can get their very own portable, palm-sized air quality monitor called the AirBeam. However, even if you’re not interested in getting… READ MORE

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

by Laura Treciokas on

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

by Laura Treciokas on

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

Grains, Flower Cranes and Tomato Sauce :: The September view of the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

September is an exciting month for the greenmarket, with a lot of activity and some new introductions at market! First and foremost, we welcome back Cayuga Pure Organics! They’re back at market with a variety of freshly milled flours, cornmeal & polenta, dried beans and pasta, as well as whole grain breads! All the grains… READ MORE

Fall Pie Contest and More This Week at McCarren Park-Greenpoint Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

After two stormy weekends at Greenpoint-McCarren Park, we’re lookin forward to fall sunshine and pie at the Greenmarket! If participating in this contest, please bring your pie by the market information booth before 1130, after which samples of the various apple confections will be available for sampling. 3 judges will be out amongst the crowd… READ MORE

October is Apple Appreciation Month at McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

While September whittles down — who saw that coming! — there’s a lot to look forward to in the Fall Greenmarket. Tomatoes, peppers, and all forms of summer treats will be around until the first frost, and coming along with the early reps of fall, new apples, grapes, and potatoes are all making their way… READ MORE

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

by Laura Treciokas on

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