Community News

Another $1,000,000 is Coming to District 33

by Heather Van De Mark on

It’s hard to believe but Participatory Budgeting (PB) is gearing back up for another round! Participatory Budgeting is “where district residents participate directly in the city budgeting process, deciding how to spend $1,000,000 in city funds. These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district… READ MORE

HPD Hearing on Friday about Tax Breaks & Domino Development

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will hold a public hearing to discuss a rule amendment to Section 421-a of the Real Property Tax Law (“421-a Program”). The proposed amendment specifically addresses the “Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Exclusion Area,” which includes the controversial Domino Sugar development. 421-a is a tax break developers receive if… READ MORE

Love North Brooklyn? Volunteer as a GWAPP Contributor

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Maybe you’re new to the fabulous neighborhoods of North Brooklyn and want to meet people; maybe you’re an outdoor enthusiast who has always wanted to play along the murky waters of Newtown Creek; maybe you’re a parent whose child is older now, giving you more free time to pursue your own interests; or maybe you’re… READ MORE

Greenmarket at McCarren Park: Eggplant Extravaganza

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday’s Greenmarket will be celebrating eggplants at market. Eggplant comes in all colors, shapes and sizes and the options are endless. We will have some recipes and information at the market tent and market manager Keren will be cooking up her famous baba ganoush recipe–not to be missed! We will also be continuing our… READ MORE

Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

We’ve been posting a lot of heavy content here at the GWAPP blog lately, so I figure, let’s take a break and enjoy some pretty pictures! This month’s Instagram theme: Saying good-bye to summer. Have a photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

The Bus has Arrived: B32 Running through Greenpoint & Williamsburg

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last year, the MTA proposed a waterfront bus line that ran from southside Williamsburg, through Greenpoint, up to Long Island City and back down to Williamsburg. A little over one year later, the MTA has delivered. Now, if only we could get timers at every bus and subway stop. More details on the new B32… READ MORE

CB1 Meeting Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Monday night’s Community Board 1 Public Hearing and Board meeting may have been one of the fastest CB1 meetings I’ve attended in the last two years. Click to view the official agenda (PDF). I’ll keep this recap short and sweet. NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Mikelle Adgate presented on the Green Infrastructure Office’s plan… READ MORE

It’s Primary Election Day! Need to Know Info

by Heather Van De Mark on

Today is NYC’s Primary Election Day! What does that mean? If you’re registered as a member of particular party (ex: Democratic, Republican), you can vote for your party’s nominee. Today. Yes, today — go vote! Polling locations close at 9:00pm. November 5th is the general election where all registered voters can vote regardless of party… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony #3

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REMINDER: The next community meeting on this action will take place at CB1’s Combined Public Hearing & Board Meeting on Monday, September 9 at the Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie St., Brooklyn. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. In August, there was a well-attended Community Board 1 ULURP subcommittee meeting regarding 77 Commercial St.’s variance… READ MORE

NY Times: Come On In, Paddlers, the Water’s Just Fine. Don’t Mind the Sewage.

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, the NY Times had a story about Greenpoint’s North Brooklyn Boat Club as part of their Summer Shoreline series that explores “how people in the New York City area interact with water and waterways during the summer.” The story includes a short video and photo gallery. An excerpt from the article, “Some people… READ MORE

Documents and Materials: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial St ULURP Requests

by Heather Van De Mark on

For anyone interested in delving into the nitty gritty that is the Greenpoint Landing/77 Commercial ULURP requests, below are several helpful pieces of information regarding the projects. We’ll be updating this page as more documents become available. Download all materials listed below in one convenient .zip file. MAPS: Greenpoint Landing: Area Map (PDF) Greenpoint Landing:… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony

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Earlier this month, there was a well-attended Community Board 1 ULURP subcommittee meeting regarding Greenpoint Landing’s variance requests. You can read a recap of the event or watch an edited video of the meeting. At the end of the meeting, community residents who had signed up were allowed two minutes to speak. GWAPP & NAG… READ MORE

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