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The Participatory Budget Results Are In! And the Winners Are…

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After a months long process of meetings, expos and voting, the Paticipatory Budgeting results are in. These five projects will be funded (in winning order): 1. NYCHA Playground Repairs 2. Gowanus Community Center Re-Opening 3. McGolrick Park Playground Reconstruction 4. BOOKlyn Shuttle 5. PS261 Bathroom Renovations There were 1,925 votes, and the funding for these… READ MORE

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Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announced

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There will be two Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Progress Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The meetings will be at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101 in the 8th floor meeting room. A Brief Background on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project City… READ MORE

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[UPDATE] Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

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[UPDATE] According to the latest DEP notification, dredging on Newtown Creek and Whale Creek won’t begin until April 2. Get the latest news from the DEP website. —- Original Post: According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging… READ MORE

Biodiesel fuel production facility slated for Greenpoint

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A large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint. John Catsimatidis-owner of United Biofuels and former Republican mayoral candidate is seeking approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a permit to convert an existing fuel-storage facility on Newtown Creek to take vegetable oil and turn it into fuel… READ MORE

GWAPP Meet and Greet – March 26th

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Please join us March 26th, 7pm at the BIP Parks Building Community Room (N.9 / Kent Ave) for an orientation about GWAPP. Our nominating committee is eager to meet anyone who is interested in joining this dynamic and active community organization. We’re looking for neighbors who are committed to the issues of parks, open space… READ MORE

Membership Meeting WEDNESDAY

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If you are a member organization of GWAPP, please join us on Wednesday March 5 at 7PM at Warsaw (Driggs/Eckford).  It’s very important that you (or a representative from your organization) attends.  The meeting is convening expressly for the purpose of voting on the proposed governance amendment but, like all GWAPP Members meetings, it is open… READ MORE

New Digester Gas Cleaning Plant Slated for Greenpoint Ave and other NCMC news

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On December 19, 2013, National Grid and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans to construct a digester gas cleaning plant on Greenpoint Ave, next to the Visitor’s Center and just behind the bus stop on Greenpoint Avenue, the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) reports.   For years, this area was promised by… READ MORE

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City Council Recap: 77 Commercial Street ULURP

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Earlier this month, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises met to discuss the 77 Commercial St. ULURP requests. There is a video of the meeting online. I’ve included timestamps on the recap (not a transcription) below, so you can jump through the video to the parts that interest you. Use the links below… READ MORE

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CM Levin announces benefits won in GPL land use actions

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Official Press Release from Council Member Stephen Levin’s office: CM Levin statement on benefits won in Greenpoint Landing land use actions ANNOUNCES VICTORIES FOR OPEN SPACE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND TRANSPORTATION BROOKLYN – Council Member Stephen Levin is announcing numerous community benefits that were achieved for Greenpoint through the approval of the Greenpoint Landing land use… READ MORE

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City Council Recap: Greenpoint Landing ULURP

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Last week, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions & Concessions met to discuss the Greenpoint Landing ULURP requests. There is a video of the meeting online. I’ve included timestamps on the recap (not a transcription) below, so you can jump through the video to the parts that interest you. Use the links below to… READ MORE

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ULURP Watch: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial head to City Council on Thursday

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There’s been a lot of recent focus on the Domino development and ULURP requests, that we’ve almost forgotten about the summer’s most controversial topic: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street! Just kidding, how could we ever really forget about these looming developments. Next up on this ULURP? Both issues are headed to City Council this… READ MORE

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Discussion on Domino development brings out the crowds again

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Last Thursday, the Community Board 1 held a continuation of the public hearing on the Domino ULURP, where those who were not able to speak at the meeting on November 13th and others had the opportunity to tell Jed Walentas of Two Trees and the Community Board what they thought about the project. There were… READ MORE