Issue Updates

GWAPP & NAG: Greenpoint Landing ULURP Testimony

by GWAPP on

* * * * * * * * * * In case you’re unable to attend tonight’s CB1 ULURP meeting re: Greenpoint Landing, we’re publishing our official testimoney/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (PDF). We’ll have a full recap of the meeting on the site ASAP. *… READ MORE

Graffiti in Greenpoint

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It’s a real shame that our wonderful neighborhood is making press for being covered in graffiti. The NY Times recently published an article, The Writing Is on the Walls, and the Signs and the Trees, covering the epidemic that is graffiti in Greenpoint. It can be found in all the expected places–storefronts, signs, bathroom walls–but… READ MORE

An Ice Rink Could Be Coming to McCarren Park Pool (And More Updates from the OSA Community Committee)

by Ryan Watson on

McCarren Park Pool just might have an ice rink in it’s future. The Open Space Alliance is in discussions with the Parks Department to actualize a proposal to turn the deck area of the pool into a public ice skating rink this fall and winter. The projected opening date is sometime around Thanksgiving and is… READ MORE

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park: Summer Storytime with Brooklyn Public Library!

by Pamela Boyle on

Next week is National Farmers Market week and we are getting the party started at Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket this Saturday! A few exciting things we have in store for you: Starting this Saturday, we will begin a frequent shopper program. This is a 12-week program, and starting week 6, you will get a raffle ticket… READ MORE

Want to Give People Free Trees?

by Ryan Watson on

Earlier this Spring, GWAPP and Town Square in collaboration with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) held one of our most rewarding events: a tree giveaway where 100 trees found homes in backyards and front yards all over the city. Having had such a positive experience earlier this year we want to help spread the… READ MORE

ULURP Watch: Greenpoint Landing Development is Certified

by Heather Van De Mark on

The day has come: Greenpoint Landing Development’s variance request has been certified. For all those who attended our community workshop last month and participated in the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s What is ULURP sandwich-building-exercise, you know what this means. If you missed the workshop, here’s a brief explanation: A developer goes to the Department of… READ MORE

North Brooklyn Runners Show Up at 61 Franklin Street Garden

by Ryan Watson on

The phrase being passed around on Saturday morning at the 61 Franklin Street Garden was “runners show up.” And indeed they did! This past Saturday, in coordination with GWAPP, North Brooklyn Runners (NBR) turned out more than 40 volunteers, who made quick work of all the tasks in the garden. Thanks to the help of… READ MORE

String of Vandalism Incidents Hit McGolrick Park

by Ryan Watson on

As many in the neighborhood recall, earlier this year the USS Monitor statue in McGolrick Park was vandalized by a coat of white paint. The Parks Department and local elected officials acted swiftly to resolve the situation and bring the park back to its normal condition. At the time it seemed like an isolated incident… READ MORE

Thursday South Williamsburg Market – New Location!

by Pamela Boyle on

Hi all! Last week was the opening week of our South Williamsburg Thursday market. We are excited about our new, roomier location! We will be located on Roebling and South 9th Streets, just around the corner from the old market location if you were familiar with it. The market will go every Thursday through November… READ MORE

Photo Essay: Inside the Construction of Havemeyer Park

by Ryan Watson on

After three months of construction Havemeyer Park opened to the public this past week. The former parking lot of the historic Domino Sugar Factory, on Kent Avenue between S. 3rd and S. 4th, along the Williamsburg waterfront has now been converted into an urban farm run by North Brooklyn Farms, Brooklyn’s first (legal) mountain bike… READ MORE

Havemeyer Park To Bring An Acre of Open Space to Southside Williamsburg

by Ryan Watson on

Summertime is here. The sunflowers are opening. The bike track has been shaped and capped. The plants are in the ground. The sod has been laid and now it’s time to open this park to the public! The 55,000 square foot former parking lot of the Domino Sugar Factory, now named Havemeyer Park, is officially… READ MORE

Community Workshop Intro.: Agenda & Objectives

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We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional information regarding the waterfront rezoning on the GWAPP website over the next few days as a lead up to the GWAPP/NAG Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street that will take place tonight at 6:30pm! Here’s a brief overview of tonight’s agenda. There… READ MORE

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