News and Issues

Get Outside: Enjoy a Park This Weekend!

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With the weather in the 50s and full of sunshine this weekend, we encourage everyone to get outside! Run on the track, throw a ball in the park, ride the ferry, get your hands dirty at a community garden, take your dog to the dog run, pick up some compost, or enjoy lunch along the… READ MORE

We’re Giving Away 100 FREE Trees!!

by Ryan Watson on

Together with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Town Square, GWAPP is very excited to announce that we’ll be giving away 100 free (yes free!) trees at the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival in McCarren Park on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00am to 11:00am. The vast majority of the trees are considered “subway friendly” reaching… READ MORE

What Can Your Garbage Do? North Brooklyn Compost Project Wants to Show You

by Heather Van De Mark on

I can’t believe I’m about to admit this–I have worms. You see, a few months ago I was an avid composter. I saved all my food scraps in bags in the freezer and once a week dropped them off at the GrowNYC compost stand at the McCarren Park Greenmarket. But I just felt like I… READ MORE

Urban Farm, Bike Track, Reading Room and More Open Space Slated for Domino Site

by Ryan Watson on

Late last year Two Trees, the development company that purchased the former Domino Sugar Factory site, put out a request for proposals inviting community groups to propose interim uses for the 55,000 square foot lot known as “Site E.” Last week, Two Trees announced their interim plans for the site which include a community farm… READ MORE

East River State “Bark”? Proposed Dog Run for Park

by Mark Sallinger on

VOLUNTEER! SPREAD THE WORD! VOTE! We Need Your Help to Make The East River State Park Dog Run a Reality! The Friends of East River State Park has submitted a proposal through the Participatory Budgeting Program (PBNYC) to design and construct a dog run in the northeast corner of East River State Park. Only the… READ MORE

Spring Has Sprung in McGolrick Park! Flowers and Fun Forthcoming!

by Holly Fairall on

Old man winter may be extending his stay a bit longer, but the perennials of McGolrick Park don’t seem to mind. The tiny daffodil and tulip sprouts throughout the park are a welcome sight and a wonderful reminder of the McGolrick Park’s beauty when in full bloom. As many residents of the McGolrick Park area… READ MORE

Picture Perfect North Brooklyn: Share Your Instagram Photos with GWAPP

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  Earlier this week in our eNewsletter, we announced that we are launching an Instagram account to celebrate the swing into spring! We’ll be sharing photos from all our favorite green places around Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Follow the action on Instagram at GreenpointGWAPP and be on the lookout for future photo contests we’ll be holding… READ MORE

Buildings We Love (And Would Hate to Lose)

by Jennifer Trontz on

GWAPP and Preservation Greenpoint are interested in hearing about which local buildings you would like landmarked. Buildings not landmarked and outside the current Greenpoint Historic District have no protection from demolition. A couple we have already thought about: The Huron Street Public Bath at 139 Huron Street and the Greenpoint Church of God building at… READ MORE

When and Where to Vote! Participatory Budgeting Election Schedule

by Ryan Watson on

After months of work community volunteers have developed more than a dozen project proposals – ranging from school improvements to street trees – and now it’s time for local residents to take their pick. The participatory budgeting elections will be held at various locations listed below from April 1 – April 7, 2013. Voters only… READ MORE

The Latest Information About the $19.5 Million EBP Funds

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The latest newsletter on the $19.5 million environmental benefits project (EBP). Updates from this month’s newsletter include: Selection of Fund Administrators: Rich Mazur (North Brooklyn Development Corporation); Lynn Dwyer & Courtney Kwiatkowski (National Fish & Wildlife Foundation) Highlights from February Open House Meeting Most Current List of Proposed Projects Ideas Next Steps: Request for Proposals… READ MORE

Controversial or Progressive? Two Trees Delivers New Domino Plan to Community

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In front of a packed house at the Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) Domino Community Forum, Jed Walentas and the Two Trees team presented their plans for the new New Domino development. Walentas began by explaining Two Trees’ vision for the site and their philosophy behind the new design, why they decided to scrap… READ MORE

Want to Help Build the Kosciusko Bridge?

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Every dreamed about working on a construction project to benefit your community? On Tuesday, March 19th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, the Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) will hold a recruitment fair at the Cooper Park Houses, Tenants Association Room (275 Jackson Street, Brooklyn) to connect women with nontraditional construction positions. Learn about job opportunities in… READ MORE

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