News and Issues

Post-Sandy Household Hazardous Waste Pick-Up

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York City Department of Sanitation are collecting and properly disposing of potentially hazardous common household products from flood-damaged homes and residences in New York City. The public is encouraged to put waste products on their curbs for pickup, including: solvents, paints, cleaners, oil, propane tanks, batteries, petroleum… READ MORE

DEP’s “Weekly Pipeline”

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Every week the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) publishes their newsletter “Weekly Pipeline” to update the community on key environmental issues affecting residents. Check out this week’s newsletter with updates on Hurricane Sandy and more. To view past issues of the “Weekly Pipeline” visit the DEP’s website.… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing Project to Land on 22 Acres of Waterfront

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Have you heard of Greenpoint Landing? Here are a few fast facts: Park Tower Group has proposed 10 residential towers on 22 acres of Greenpoint Waterfront. The proposed towers would include 4,000 apartments in 30 to 40-story buildings. 20% of which would be used for affordable housing. The proposal includes green space: an East River… READ MORE

Free Thanksgiving Day Meals in Greenpoint

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A few of our member organizations will be providing free meals/food today and tomorrow. Below is a list of locations and details. Have a happy holiday everyone. The Episcopal Church of the Ascension 127 Kent St., Between Franklin St. and Manhattan Ave. Click for more information and to volunteer. “From 12 noon until 6pm on… READ MORE

The Latest From the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee

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Check out the latest newsletter from the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) with updates on the Creek and the Nature Walk after Sandy and more. NCMC is the community organization that works with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and is responsible for representing Greenpoint residents in matters pertaining to the Waste Water Treatment… READ MORE

$19.5 Million for Greenpoint

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The settlement from the New York State lawsuit against ExxonMobil oil spill provided $19.5 million to be used toward “Environmental Benefits Projects” (EBP). These projects “will be designed to provide significant environmental improvements in Greenpoint and address environmental areas of concern for the community, such as water quality, groundwater, open space, reduction of toxic pollution,… READ MORE

Greenpoint Sandy Damage

Help for Greenpoint Businesses & Residents Post-Sandy

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Was your home or business affected by Hurricane Sandy? State Senator Daniel L. Squadron, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting a meeting to answer questions and to help local residents and businesses apply for disaster assistance. The Post-Sandy Pop Up Assistance Site will take place on Monday, November 19 from 10:00am… READ MORE

Greenpoint/McCarren Park This Saturday – Cooking With the Locals + Thanksgiving Inspiration

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This Saturday at the Greenpoint/McCarren Park Market we will be having a special guest from the neighborhood doing the cooking demonstration. Beth Bainbridge, local Greenpoint resident, is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist with the NYCDOH Stellar Markets Program. She is an expert at all things delicious and nutritious and will be cooking up one of… READ MORE

Proposed configuration for West St.

CB1 Re-Cap: West Street Bike Lane

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At last night’s Community Board 1 meeting, a presentation was given by Linda Reardon of the RBC group, a design firm retained by the NYC Department of Design & Construction (NYC DDC), on the first segment of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). This 14-mile route would connect Greenpoint to Sunset Park with a series of… READ MORE

CB1 Meeting Tonight: Proposed Bike Lane On West Street

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Get involved in your community and attend tonight’s Community Board 1 meeting this evening. It will take place this evening at 6:30 PM at the Swinging 60’s Center (211 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211). A key item on tonight’s agenda is a presentation by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Amongst… READ MORE

Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project

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Home to one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, Greenpoint is still working on cleaning up the more than 20 million gallons of petroleum product that were released into the soil of our neighborhood. In order to clean up the extensive damage to the environment, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation… READ MORE

Community Advisory Group

Newtown Creek: Superfund Site and Community Advisory Group

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In September 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed Newtown Creek as a “Superfund” site, which has enabled the EPA to conduct a series of tests and studies to pinpoint the major contaminants and establish the best means of remediating the contaminated site. Additionally, designation as a superfund has made Newtown Creek eligible for millions… READ MORE

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