News and Issues

Community Board 1 Has A New Website

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Have you been looking for the latest presentation of the Brooklyn Greenway or trying to find the dates of an upcoming parks committee meeting (well, you can always turn to our events calendar) so you can get approval for that relay race your throwing? The website for Community Board 1 has moved. See it for… READ MORE

USS Monitor Statue in McGolrick Park Vandalized

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Over the weekend, a statue near the central pavilion in McGolrick Park was senselessly vandalized and covered in paint. The statue entitled, “The Monitor and The Merrimac” was constructed by Antonio de Filippo in 1938 and honors Swedish-American engineer and inventor John Ericsson and his design of the USS Monitor. Constructed in Bushwick Inlet, the… READ MORE

Greenpoint Homeless – What Do We Do?

by Heather Van De Mark on

Recently, the Greenpoint Reformed Church, a GWAPP Member Organization, opened their doors to a 10-bed homeless shelter program run by local non-profit Common Ground. Apparently, it’s been received with mixed review from the church’s neighbors. As Holly Fairall pointed out in her previous post, “The McGolrick Park Homeless . . . It’s Complicated” when it… READ MORE

DOT Investigating Feasibility of Dedicated Bike Lane on Pulaski Bridge

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Yesterday the Department of Transportation (DOT) responded in a letter to Assemblyman Joe Lentol’s repeated requests to build a dedicated bike lane across the Pulaski Bridge. Currently, the bike lane across the bridge runs along a shared pedestrian walkway, posing dangers for both cyclists and pedestrians alike. Given the proposal of a new bike lane… READ MORE

McCarren Park Construction

NE Entrance of McCarren Park Closed Until Spring

by Ryan Watson on

As many may have noticed, the northeast entrance of McCarren park has been fenced off in preparation for a construction project that will take place over the winter. The Parks Department is commencing a $930,000 capital project that will create greater drainage capacity, repave the walkway and update the landscaping to alleviate drainage problems, which… READ MORE

Take Your Tree to MulchFest 2013 — Jan 9 – 13

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Not sure what to do with that drying Christmas tree that’s dropping needle all over your living room floor? Don’t worry, NYC Parks has you covered with MulchFest 2013! There are two locations in North Brooklyn: McCarren Park (Driggs Avenue & Lorimer Street) On-site tree chipping. Residents are encouraged to bring bags to pick up… READ MORE

Happy Holidays North Brooklyn!

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We want to wish our neighbors and friends and family in Greenpoint and Williamsburg a happy holiday. Be safe, have fun. We’ll be back to regular posting after the new year, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.… READ MORE

Get Your Holiday Shopping Done at the Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket This Saturday

by Pamela Boyle on

Greenpoint/McCarren Park will be OPEN this Saturday, and we’ve got all you need for your last-minute holiday shopping! Make it a LOCAL Christmas this year with delicious local food. And we have some great gift ideas, too….honey, honey soaps, maple syrup, potted herbs, baked goods! Or even better, give the gift that keeps giving: a… READ MORE

12/20 CB1 Transportation Committee Recap: Brooklyn Greenway, Pedestrian Safety Measures, New Waterfront Bus Route

by Ryan Watson on

Last night, the room overflowed for the CB1 meeting of the Transportation Committee. The committee reviewed three projects on their agenda, including: the proposed building of the first section of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on West Street; proposed pedestrian and traffic safety measures around Borinquen Place; and a proposed route for a new Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Long Island… READ MORE

Bushwick Inlet Park Photos

by Heather Van De Mark on

The shoreline of Bushwick Inlet Park opened two weeks ago with very little pomp and circumstance, but don’t let that dissuade you from visiting this hidden gem (and trust me, it’s not going to stay hidden for long as it’s located at 9th St. and Kent Ave, right beside the East River State Park). Soccer… READ MORE

Two Trees Inviting Community Input On Open Space at Domino Sugar Site

by Heather Van De Mark on

We’ve written about the planned development on the historic Domino Sugar Factory, 3.2 acres along the East River in Williamsburg, before. Now, we want to update you that Two Trees, the development corporation behind the plan, is seeking community suggestions on what should be done. Last Thursday they held the first of several meetings soliciting… READ MORE

Important Meeting: CB1 Transportation Meeting Reviewing Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

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We want to remind everyone to mark their calendars and attend a very important Community Board 1 meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The Transportation Committee will be meeting for a presentation on the schematics of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway plan to reconfigure West Street between Eagle and Quay Streets. The plan includes: Two-way, Class… READ MORE

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