Community News

NYT Poem on Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

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We found an old poem published on the NYTimes.com site, “For Goodness’ Sake,” and wanted to share it with you all. The end of it talks a lot about the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and even mentions GWAPP board member, Christine Holowacz. Go to poem…… READ MORE

Sighting: Missing Manhole Cover

by Ryan Watson on

Recently spotted: a missing manhole cover in McGolrick Park is dangerous. Why has the city neglected to fix this? Manhole in question below.… READ MORE

McGolrick Park Dog Run Up and Running

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Below is a photo from the dog run clean up on Sunday, September 16th, where we were able to thank Assemblyman Joe Lentol and DPR Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey for their help in replacing the entrance gate that was damaged when the tree fell on it. Damage was from storm a few days previous.… READ MORE

Sighting: Excuse Me, Is That Your Parking Space?

by Trina McKeever on

I learned this morning that the enormous barge/crane rig that has been anchored between the India Street/East River Ferry and the Greenpoint Avenue/Transmitter Park piers since last Friday is actually just parking. The rig belongs to a crew securing the East River Manhattan shoreline and is parked in Greenpoint for security reasons while the UN… READ MORE

Sighting: Fallen Construction Blocks Sidewalk

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A reader submitted the photo below of a wooden wall (part of an abandoned construction project) impeding the sidewalk on Diamond Street. The wall fell during last week’s storm and has yet to be fixed. UPDATE: As of the afternoon of September 25, the construction wall has been repaired and a shiny new padlock put… READ MORE

Review from the Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks Meeting

by Ryan Watson on

On September 5, Community Board 1’s (CB1) Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks sub-committee held a meeting and public hearing. The two items on the agenda were the regarding: a) a special permit to build a full-service gym at 910 Manhattan Avenue, and; b) to turn the 2576 block of McGuiness Ave (between Greenpoint and Calyer)… READ MORE

India & Java St. Cleanup – A Personal Request

by Barbara McGlamery on

Chain link fence, broken down construction areas and over grown grass. That’s what greets you at the India St. Pier. Of course, there is also the stunning view of the City, which must be where everyone’s attention is, because if they looked around the pier they would not be thinking, “What a lovely spot.” Next… READ MORE

OUTRAGE Benefit at Teddy’s

by Anya Szykitka on

Check out the pictures from the benefit for OUTRAGE that was held at Teddy’s on July 20. Featuring a Wood Guthrie tribute by local musicians! The mission of OUTRAGE is “fighting for trash equity and environmental justice for the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community.”… READ MORE

North Brooklyn Boat Club Launches Floating Dock

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Congratulations to our friends at the North Brooklyn Boat Club who just launched a floating dock at the Broadway Stages Boatyard in Newtown Creek. Check out photos of the new canoe/kayak dock here.… READ MORE

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