Community News

Vote Tomorrow! Tuesday is Election Day!

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GWAPP is an advocacy organization, fighting to make Greenpoint/Williamsburg a better place to live. And while we don’t endorse candidates, we do encourage every one of our member organizations and every resident who sees this to VOTE. Our ability to elect the representatives we need and to have any leverage in City Hall, Albany and… READ MORE

How to Volunteer Post Sandy

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Volunteer Opportunities: For Parks Clean-up. Register with NYC Parks & Recreation to be notified of upcoming opportunities. For General Volunteering. Register with NYC Public Advocate or email NYC Service at with your name, e-mail address and borough. For NYC Food Banks. Register to become a volunteer with Food Bank for NYC. For American Red… READ MORE

McCarren Greenmarket Will Be Open Saturday

by Pamela Boyle on

I hope everyone stayed safe during the hurricane this week. The majority of our farmers were fortunate to not have serious damage in this past week’s storm, and Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket will be OPEN this Saturday. However, there will be no textile recycling or compost collection. Please help us spread the word to our community… READ MORE

Photos: The Aftermath of Sandy

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Have photos to submit? Click here to share them with your community. With a low-lying location along the East River and Newtown Creek, parts of Greenpoint and Williamsburg certainly saw a fair share of flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Check out some of these photos of Sandy’s effect on North Brooklyn. And be careful of those… READ MORE

News from the McCarren Park Greenmarket: 10/26

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket we are having a Halloween Festival! Come by from 10am – 1pm for pumpkin decorating and face painting! What better way to get into the Halloween sprit than hanging out at the market and decorating a local halloween pumpkin? We’ll also be starting a sign up for our annual… READ MORE

A 47-Story Building At India Street Pier?

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The plans are already in the works. Below are just a few of the proposed design plans for high-rise residential buildings to be constructed along the East River in Greenpoint. One of the buildings proposed by developer Jonathan Bernstein, to be located at West Street along the East River Ferry’s India Street Pier, would stand… READ MORE

News from the Greenpoint Greenmarket!

by Pamela Boyle on

News from the Greenpoint Greenmarket! First, this Saturday, Bad Seed Cider will be arriving at Greenpoint, just in time for the end of cider week! Bad Seed brews up some really delicious local hard cider, we are so excited to have them at Greenpoint and you should be, too! Check out some press on them… READ MORE

33rd District Participatory Budgeting Recap

by Ryan Watson on

Last Thursday night, about 40 North Brooklyn residents gathered at the Polish & Slavic Center basement to learn more about the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process and to propose ideas for the $1 million available for capital funding projects in the 33rd District. Sponsored by New York City Council Member Steve Levin, the process is aimed… READ MORE

Toxic Brooklyn: The Story of Williamsburg & Greenpoint

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Curious about the history of industrial pollution in North Brooklyn and its effect on the water quality of Newtown Creek? Check out this fascinating 2007 documentary from VBS called “Toxic Brooklyn: The Story of Williamsburg & Greenpoint” featuring long-time neighborhood activist Laura Hoffman:… READ MORE

Review from the CB1 Public Hearing & Board Meeting

by Heather Van De Mark on

Good stuff at the CB1 meeting this week. Just to keep you readers abreast of the what’s happening in the system: Chairman’s Report Chairman Olechowski attended a fundraiser in DUMBO about poverty and homelessness and thinks their should be a bigger conversation about these topics among all communities and neighborhoods, as it’s a very real… READ MORE

$1 Million Is Up For Grabs!

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What would you do with $1 million of the New York City budget? Thanks to the Participatory Budgeting (PB), a democratic process in which citizens decide how to spend a part of the city budget, our community now has the ability to propose ideas to make real change in our district. Proposals for funds must… READ MORE

Be On The Lookout in McGolrick Park

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Thanks to an anonymous community member for submitting this Community News item about a person of serious concern in McGolrick Park: “Two nights ago a friend of mine was followed into Msgr. McGolrick Park by a homeless man who exposed himself and began masturbating. When she tried to leave the park, he followed her out… READ MORE

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