Issue Updates

Upcoming GCEF 2015 Grants Workshop and Networking – Thursday May 14th

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WHEN: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 6:00 to 8:00pm WHERE: Dupont Street Senior Center 80 Dupont Street Greenpoint I’ll Be There! Click above to RSVP. RSVP appreciated, not required. GCEF GRANTS “101” & NETWORKING If you have a good idea for improving Greenpoint’s environment, the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) is offering you a great opportunity… READ MORE

District 33 Participatory Budgeting Results Announced

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Councilman Stephen Levin announced that Public Housing projects and Street safety were the winning projects in this year’s Participatory Budgeting Process. Here is the list of projects in competition and how they did in the voting (only the top three are being funded): 7. Greenway Sidewalk Reconstruction 497 votes $500,000 6. Lighting & Accessibility for all 530 votes… READ MORE

GCEF 2015 RFP Now Live!

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GCEF 2015 RFP GOES LIVE! COMMUNITY MEETING! MAY 4, 2015 JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO “GREEN” GREENPOINT You are invited to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund 2015 (GCEF) Community Meeting to learn more about this exciting program – and how you, your organization, and your community can turn your environmental improvement ideas into projects that can… READ MORE

Next GCEF Community Meeting Date Announced

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The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund has announced their next community meeting date, Monday, May 4th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Polish National Home aka Warsaw located at 261 Driggs Avenue.  Here’s the text from their invite: You are invited to a community meeting on the final grant round of the Greenpoint Community… READ MORE

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Rally and Petition Update

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Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park has launched a change.org petition.  Check it out and sign it here. FBIP is also planning a rally for May 16th at the site of the Bushwick Inlet Park.  Stay tuned to the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park website for more details.… READ MORE

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

BIP Plan

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

Citistorage Fire

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