Issue Updates

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A New Chapter: Welcome the GWAPP Board

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After a multi-month process, the Greenpoint Association for Parks & Planning is pleased to announce its new Executive Board: Barbara McGlamery (Chair), Rich Mazur, Trina McKeever (Treasurer), Laura Treciokas (Secretary),Manuel Zuniga and Katie Denny. Learn more about each of them and their connection to Greenpoint on the Board Members page. The board will be creating… READ MORE

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TBT: Greenpoint 1941

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Welcome to a new series: Throwback Thursdays (TBT). I’ll be exploring Greenpoint through back issues of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that have been recently digitized and are available online for free thanks to the Brooklyn Public Library and Newspapers.com. View the online newspaper archives here.   All Greenpoint Pleads: ‘Give Us a Clean Creek!’ When… READ MORE

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–Unless It’s in Greenpoint-Williamsburg

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Recently, WNYC aired a segment called, “If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?” You can listen to it online here, it’s only about six minutes. If you’ve followed the GWAPP blog for a while now, you’ll know we’re big fans of free trees and tree stewardship, but according to the radio story:… READ MORE

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Save the Date: DOT Update on Kosciuszko Bridge Project

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As you may (or may not) know the Kosciuszko Bridge–aka the BQE that runs between Greenpoint and Queens–is getting a makeover. In fact, the construction of the new Kosciuszko Bridge is “the largest project in the history of the New York State Department of Transportation.” The DOT will be hosting two public information meetings in… READ MORE

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Look But Don’t Touch: No Swimming in Newtown Creek

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As summer hits and temperatures rise, we’re all looking for ways to cool off. Considering our neighborhood is along the waterfront, it’s tempting to think a quick dip in the East River or Newtown Creek couldn’t hurt. Surprise, not really, it will hurt–or at least potentially make you very sick. News is spreading over a… READ MORE

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More Greenpoint Transportation Updates

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As a follow up to April’s G Train Shutdown town hall meeting, State Senator Squadron’s office has released the following update below. As previously noted, the G Train will shut down between Court Square and Nassau Avenue from July 26 to September 1 for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Free shuttle buses will run the stops between… READ MORE

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India St. Pier and G Train Updates

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Read the full story, Investigating the India Street Ferry (Or lack thereof) by Matt A. on Greenpointers. “We’re well aware by now that the imminent five-week G suspension this summer (from late July through the end of August) has many commuters spooked. Adding insult to injury, the New York Waterways ferry landing at India Street—by… READ MORE

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Bridging the Creek Survey: Newtown Creek

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Green Shores NYC is doing a survey as part of their new initiative, Bridging the Creek (BTC). BTC is all about engaging neighbors and stakeholders on both sides of Newtown Creek to foster dialogue and collaborate on environmental stewardship. The first step of the BTC project is a community survey. Please take a few minutes… READ MORE

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Tomorrow at the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

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Spring has sprung in the market, and strawberries are making a roaring return to the market! You can find them at Bodhi Tree this week. And what goes better with strawberries than rhubarb?! At the market information booth this week, we’ll be making rhubarb compote with strawberries, apples, and other foods of the market, sweet… READ MORE

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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

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Superfund Sites in Our Backyard: of Greenpoint Plume/s Meeting Recap

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Last Wednesday, a group of like-minded residents got together at The Sunview Luncheonette (a fabulously intimate, iconic Greenpoint community space) to talk about the Meeker Avenue Plumes. Organized by Dylan Gautheir and Alex Zucker, the meeting was an opportunity for residents to learn more about the plumes in an un-official, community-oriented capacity, And like everyone… READ MORE

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Calling all Sustainable, Environmentally-Beneficial Projects and Programs: Apply for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Environmental Excellence Awards program recognizes and gives visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. “Year after year, we see phenomenal, environmentally-beneficial innovations coming from entities and individuals from around the state,” Commissioner Martens… READ MORE