Issue Updates

Northern Greenpoint Development Update

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A brief update on the northern Greenpoint Development meeting, held last Thursday, March 25th, 2015 at the Dupont Street Senior Center. The evening’s agenda included progress reports from developers 77 Commercial and Greenpoint Landing. Construction by developers appears to be proceeding without any major surprises. There were a few complaints about weekend construction variances but… READ MORE

Get Ready for another round of Participatory Budgeting!

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Participatory Budgeting 2014-2015 is here! Project proposals for 2015 are now complete.  Get ready to vote by checking out a 2015 sample ballot on our Councilman Steve Levin’s website here. What is PBNYC? In New York, Participatory Budgeting (or PB) is a new and growing program in which district residents participate directly in the city budgeting… READ MORE

Rally for Bushwick Inlet Park a Success!

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The steps of City Hall were filled to capacity on Thursday with friends of Greenpoint and Williamsburg calling for Bushwick Inlet Park to be completed, as promised in the 2005 rezoning. Lots of press coverage including articles in NY Daily News, Brooklyn Paper, Curbed NY, DNA Info, Greenpoint Gazette and Brooklyn Magazine to name a… READ MORE

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Join the Fight for Bushwick Inlet Park

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As heard at the recent Town Hall and reported in The New York Times, the Williamsburg/Greenpoint communities are fighting to transform Norman Brodsky’s waterfront property into public parkland, as promised in the 2005 rezoning. A decade since the rezoning – with just a slice of Bushwick Inlet Park developed – last January’s CitiStorage fire has reignited the “Where’s… READ MORE

CRITICAL CALL TO ACTION FOR GREENPOINT/WILLIAMSBURG!

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AN IMPORTANT MEETING THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH! THE OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COMMITTEE MEETING IS AN IMPORTANT FORUM TO BEGIN PLANNING HOW TO RALLY THE COMMUNITIES VOICE REGARDING THE FUTURE OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK! Our City Councilperson Steve Levin has confirmed that, In the aftermath of the fire at CitiStorage, one thing has become very… READ MORE

GWAPP IS HIRING!

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GWAPP is seeking two highly motivated, detail-oriented North Brooklyn residents to commit to a part-time position through 2015. Both are paid freelance positions, funded by a one-time grant, to facilitate critical discussion in our neighborhood: 1) Project Manager; and 2) Online Content Editor (may be combined for the right candidate). CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE… READ MORE

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Neighborhood Advocates Call for Greater Protection of our Health

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In response to last weekend’s devastating fire at Williamsburg’s CitiStorage site, GWAPP is proud to join NAG and a group of local environmental advocates who put together a petition calling for the de Blasio administration to better monitor toxic industrial fires in North Brooklyn. “GWAPP fully supports this petition to investigate past disasters and protect our… READ MORE

Contentious NYC Parks Department Unveiling of Plans for Newtown Barge Park

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There was a big turnout at the January 12th Community Board One Parks Subcommittee Meeting.  Greenpoint residents turned out in big numbers to hear what the NYC Parks Department had planned for the makeover of Newtown Barge Park.  Read more about what happened in this article from the Brooklyn Paper, or this article from DNA… READ MORE

Important Meeting for Barge Park – Design Plans Unveiled January 8th

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On Thursday, January 8th, City Planning and the Parks Department will unveil and present the design plans for Barge Park at the CB1 Parks Committee meeting to be held at the Dupont Senior Citizen Housing conference room, (entrance on Eagle Street between Manhattan and Franklin), 6:30 PM. While this is a meeting of the Community… READ MORE

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GCEF Announces $11M in New Greenpoint Projects

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GWAPP received this announcement from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, which we wanted to share right away: Dear Friend of Greenpoint, On behalf of the New York Office of the Attorney General and Department of Environmental Conservation, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund’s 2015 Large & Legacy Grants:… READ MORE

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Long Awaited Barge Park Plans Finally Revealed

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GWAPP has just learned that the NYC Parks Department (and Open Space Alliance Executive Director Ed Janoff) with the NYC Economic Development Corporation will soon be presenting the latest designs for Greenpoint’s Newtown Barge Park. On January 8th the designs will be presented to CB1’s Parks & Waterfront Committee, and we hope that you join… READ MORE

Bushwick Inlet – A North Brooklyn Treasure

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The Bushwick Inlet is an extraordinary urban space by any measure; pre-colonially, it was the mouth of Bushwick Creek which emptied extensive marshes that now (roughly) comprise McCarren Park; cartographically, it marks a (lightly) contested border between Greenpoint and Williamsburg; historically, it is the site of several industrial landmarks, including Continental Ironworks that launched the… READ MORE