Community News


G Train Shutdown Meeting: A Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Earlier in the month, State Senator Daniel Squadron held a community meeting at the Polish & Slavic Center regarding the G train’s summer shutdown for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Representatives from NYC DOT, MTA, the Economic Development Corp (EDC) and 94th Precinct were present, as well as elected leaders: Assembly members Joe Lentol and Maritza Davila,… READ MORE


Puppy Playgroups on Saturdays

by Heather Van De Mark on

Since I started writing for GWAPP in 2012, the lack of a dog park/dog run on the northside of Greenpoint is an issue that repeatedly comes up. There are neighborhood dog parks (if I misuse the terminology–dog park vs dog run–my apologies) at McGolrick/Winthrop Park and McCarren Park. But for all the dog-loving residents north… READ MORE


Grand Street Bridge to close on Saturday morning

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From Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D34): **IMPORTANT NOTICE** Please be advised that the Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH FROM 8AM TO 1PM by DOT for repairs to a deck grating. You can use Metropolitan Avenue as an alternate route. For more information regarding this closure,… READ MORE


Kent Ave Getting Cleaned Up? Two Brownfield Cleanup Applications Submitted

by Heather Van De Mark on

1. 87 Kent Ave. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation(DEC) received a Brownfield Cleanup application for 87 Kent Ave aka 56 North 9th St in Williamsburg from Ronit Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224188. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library or online using the Environmental Site… READ MORE

Click to view the complete flyer (PDF).

Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announced

by Heather Van De Mark on

There will be two Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Progress Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The meetings will be at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101 in the 8th floor meeting room. A Brief Background on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project City… READ MORE

Google Map courtesy of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park. Used with permission.

TNYW: Is Bushwick Inlet Park getting bigger?

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Yesterday, The New York World had an article–More pieces added to pricey Bushwick Inlet Park puzzle–discussing that the de Blasio administration is in negotiations to purchase the Motiva parcels (in green below.) From the article: Bushwick Inlet Park has been slow to grow, largely because of difficulties in purchasing land from private owners. As The… READ MORE


Participatory Budgeting Voting Starts March 30

by Heather Van De Mark on

Starting this Sunday, you can vote for the Participatory Budgeting Projects of your choice! You have a week to vote and there are five polling locations in Greenpoint alone (highlighted in yellow below.) So take a few minutes during your busy week and help decide how to spend your tax dollars! Voting Eligibility Be over… READ MORE


Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

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According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging will take approximately six weeks to complete (May 9th). Dredging will initially happen in 12 hour shifts from 6am to 6pm and then run 24-hours to “minimize marine traffic.” The… READ MORE


Wednesday: GWAPP Info Session for New Board Members & Volunteers

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Are you a North Brooklyn resident? Do you care about the environment; about parks and open spaces; and/or the toxic legacy of Greenpoint’s industrial past? Are you interested in making a meaningful contribution to your neighborhood? If yes, then we want to talk to you! Join the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP)… READ MORE


[UPDATE] Dust Rises from Domino Sugar Demolition

by Heather Van De Mark on

[UPDATE] On March 24, I received an update on the Domino demolition from Dave Lombino, Director of Special Projects at Two Trees: “Inspectors from DEP came to the site Friday morning in response to a complaint from a neighbor and found the site was 100% in compliance. The demolition at the Domino site has been… READ MORE

This Week in Sludge

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DREDGING DELAYED The start date for dredging has been continually slipping since the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) last reported it would start in October 2013 (in itself a delay from the originally scheduled start of June 2013). This time the problem is related to disposal of the dredge materials. DEP’s contractor had originally made… READ MORE

New Digester Gas Cleaning Plant Slated for Greenpoint Ave and other NCMC news

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On December 19, 2013, National Grid and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans to construct a digester gas cleaning plant on Greenpoint Ave, next to the Visitor’s Center and just behind the bus stop on Greenpoint Avenue, the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) reports.   For years, this area was promised by… READ MORE