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Go Green! Greenpoint Festival is Tomorrow

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Town Square’s Go Green! Greepoint Festival is tomorrow! There will be so much to do and see (mostly in McCarren Park) from noon to 5pm. Get outside, meet your neighbors and see what living in Greenpoint is all about. GWAPP will have a table, so come say hello and learn more about our mission! Here’s… READ MORE

Cooper Park Farmer’s Market — Now with Textile Recycling!

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On Sunday, June 8th, Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will begin to host textile recycling with Green Tree Textiles. They are committed to keeping textiles out of our overburdened landfills. You can bring them everything from unworn clothing to tattered fabrics. If the clothing is still useable, they will donate it to charity;… READ MORE

Greenpoint: Know Your Zone

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The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has launched a nifty new, multi-lingual website: Know Your Zone where users can find information about “the city’s hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare.” (The new campaign even comes with its own hashtag #knowyourzone because everything has… READ MORE

Another Brownfield Application Submitted on West St.

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The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 43-57 West Street and 2-24 Oak Street, aka the Greenpoint Marina, from 24 Oak LLC and 57 West LLC. The site ID is #C224190. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the… READ MORE

The Future of GWAPP: Become a Board Member

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A friendly reminder that now is a great time to become a part of GWAPP! We are currently looking for individuals to sit on the board, as well as volunteers to help with future activities including events, education, outreach and advocacy. Join the GWAPP Board Board members will sit for three-year terms and will be… READ MORE

Grow Your Parks: OSA Comm Comm Public Forum next Monday

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The Open Space Alliance Community Committee (OSA Comm Comm) will be holding its annual public forum next Monday “to discuss what’s on everyone’s minds this time of year: PARKS. At this meeting, you’ll hear from OSA, Parks officials, park volunteers, AND have a chance to brainstorm what our community park priorities should be.” OSA Comm… READ MORE

Cooper Park Farmer’s Market Opens Sunday

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From Down to Earth Farmer’s Markets: Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market celebrates its 2014 Opening Day this Sunday, May 25th! The market is thriving along side the East Williamsburg neighborhood it serves. Now in its third year, several new vendors are joining the market line-up this week, including: Full Circle Farm, Saratoga Crackers,… READ MORE

Village Voice: Flea or Flee?

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The Village Voice took interest in North Brooklyn parks this week in their article: Flea or Flee? Food Fairs and Music Fests Are Great Until They’re Not From the article: But it also raises a question: In a city with one of the nation’s lowest ratios of usable park space to population, who should get… READ MORE

NYC Audubon is Bringing Birds to Greenpoint

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NYC Audubon was recently awarded a small grant as part of the GCEF. Their grant is to create an “urban oasis” at McGolrick Park. The project includes planting and maintaining native species (like wildflowers) that provide food and shelter for migratory birds within the park. NYC Audubon is currently recruiting volunteers to 1.) help install… READ MORE

Greenpoint Gets Greener? West St. Brownfield Application Submitted

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The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 11 West Street (between Quay and Calyer Sts.) in Greenpoint from M & H Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224191. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library… READ MORE

Guided Walk of Newtown Creek & Greenpoint’s History

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Read the full story, What Lurks Under the Pulaski Bridge? A Dose of Greenpoint History by Ellie Rose on Greenpointers. “By the 1850s, 10% of the wealth of the entire United States was found between Williamsburg and Newtown Creek,” says Waxman. “So this was the original home of industry in the United States of America.”… READ MORE

CB1 Public Hearing and Board Meeting Recap: Summer Programming, Waterfront Development and more

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Last night’s Community Board 1 (CB1) Public Hearing and Board Meeting was pretty standard fair—liquor licenses new and renewals, several outdoor sidewalk applications (no surprise given the nicer weather), and requests for special permits. I’ll jump straight into the open space/parks/environmental news and then touch on other items of note from the meeting. You can… READ MORE

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