Community News

Late Night Greenpoint Ave Bridge Closure: Jul 14 & Jul 16

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The Department of Transportation is putting out notices that on Monday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 16, between 11:00pm and 5:00am, they will be closing both eastbound lanes of the Greenpoint Ave bridge over Newtown Creek to repair a damaged trunnion plate (which even after reading the Wikipedia page for a Trunnion, what that is… READ MORE

All Children in NYC Can Eat Free This Summer

by Heather Van De Mark on

From June 27 to August 29, all children can receive a FREE healthy breakfast and lunch, every Monday thru Friday courtesy of the Department of Education (DOE), National Basketball Association (NBA), and Share Our Strength (SOS) annual summer program. From the press release, “Children don’t need to be enrolled in summer school to participate in… READ MORE

Canning Extravaganza at the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

Summer is starting to come into full bloom, and that means canning season is revving up! Ever thought about putting food in jars, whether it’s jam, pickles, or even cheese? Starting this Saturday, the Greenmarket at Greenpoint-McCarren Park will be hosting a canning demo and info session with a raffle and giveaways courtesy of Ball… READ MORE

Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market: 06 July 2014

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Armelle and her band The Hand Jive Tribe will bring an interactive and multicultural music show to children and their parents at the Cooper Park farmer’s market from 11 am to 1 pm. Armelle plays a wide range of music and picks volunteers from the crowd to try out a world instrument along with the… READ MORE

Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 05 July 2014

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Yogurt making? Solar ovens? Pickling? How-to’s on compost? All of these are topics we’ll be covering in the next month at the Market Information booth! Every week at 11:30am, we cover new and exciting produce at market, talk recipes and answer any questions about GrowNYC and the greenmarkets and our farmers from 8am to 3pm.… READ MORE

Free Tennis Lessons for Kids at McCarren Park

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City Parks Foundation is offering free tennis lessons for kids aged 6 to 16 this summer as part of their CityParks Tennis program presented by Chase. Through July 1 to August 8, CityParks Tennis will be holding free tennis lessons on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00pm at McCarren Park. Lessons are offered at… READ MORE

Down to Earth’s Cooper Park Market Now with Yoga

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Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market now has Horman’s Best Pickles back every week. This in addition to the market’s fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, delicious popsicles made with local fruit, fair trade nuts and coffees, and much more. Also, the farmers market now has textile recycling by Green Tree Textiles and… READ MORE

Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 28 June 2014

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Summer has officially arrived at the Greenmarket! Besides an explosion in greens and other vegetables, summer stone fruits and berries are beginning to make their way into market baskets. Last week, Maynard Orchards carried sweet cherries, greenling apricots and strawberries to market, with only more to come in the following weeks. Strawberries are in abundance… READ MORE

Williamsburg Closure: Car, Bike & Pedestrian Lanes

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Routine maintenance work (cleaning and lubricating expansion joints and slides) will take place on the Williamsburg Bridge on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next morning. Roadways will be closed one lane at a time in both directions. The bicycle path (June 26) and walkway (June 27)… READ MORE

Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

Saturday may be the official first day of Summer, but we’ve been kicking it outside in North Brooklyn for weeks now. Check out this month’s Photos from the Parks of everyone enjoying the great outdoors. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

Dog Waste and Tree Pits Don’t Mix

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Read the full story, Uptown Group Educating Neighbors About Dangers of Dog Waste by Nigel Chiwaya on DNAInfo. The acid in dog urine burns the nutrients out of soil and can even corrode metal street lamps, Williamson explained, while dog feces can carry the deadly, blood-sucking parasite hookworm.… READ MORE

Affordable Housing: 1133 Manhattan Avenue Taking Applications

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Notice from CB1: The new affordable housing development at 1133 Manhattan Avenue (between Clay Street and Box Street) is accepting applications. Applications will be provided to individuals who visit our office (435 Graham Avenue) and personally request a copy. There will be only one application provided per individual. The applications are color coded and cannot… READ MORE

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