News and Issues

GCEF News – Save the Date for Community Preferencing Events

by Laura Treciokas on

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund General Administrator is asking Greenpointers to save the dates of November 20th and 22nd for community preferencing events regarding the projects residents would like to see funded by the GCEF.  The full message is below: Dear Greenpointer — The $19.5 million GREENPOINT COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL FUND (GCEF) is now reviewing 24… READ MORE

DNAinfo reports: Construction Dust May Pose Health Hazard at Greenpoint Playground

by Laura Treciokas on

DNAinfo’s Serena Dai reports on construction dust at Greenpoint Playground that may pose a health hazard: Dust kicked up by city construction near a playground on the Greenpoint waterfront contains potentially hazardous materials, experts and advocates say. The demolition of a sludge tank, which was used by a waste water treatment plant for a century,… READ MORE

Only a year old… so why does award winning Bushwick Inlet Park look so bad?

by Laura Treciokas on

If you’ve been by Bushwick Inlet Park lately, you may have noticed that not even a year after the park opened, all the grass on the sloping roof and along the walkway is dead and the paving on the pathway up to the rooftop is badly degraded with huge potholes littering the surface. So why… READ MORE

A Resignation (Bye Barbara — Thanks for Everything!)

by Barbara McGlamery on

Dear Friends, Supporters, and Neighbors: After nearly 15 years of serving Greenpoint’s parks and open spaces, I am announcing today that I am stepping down from the GWAPP board. I have been a part of GWAPP, from its nascent days as an outgrowth of community concern about proposed power plants at the Greenpoint Terminal Market… READ MORE

TOMATOES! Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 30 August 2014

by Stephen Wade on

So the weather has taken a turn for the hot, Labor Day is approaching, and with the tickle of fall in the air it can only mean one thing: the canning season is hitting its high point. And while fresh tomatoes, heirloom and otherwise, are a pleasure to eat on their own right now, what… READ MORE

Call for Permanent Free Transfer between G and J/M Trains

by GWAPP on

Below is a joint press release from Riders Alliance and Sen. Daniel Squadron’s office, released Aug 27, 2014: Riders Alliance, Senator Squadron, Elected Officials Rally to Keep Free Transfer for G, J and M Train Riders Free Transfer, Set to Expire Next Week, Could Make Commuting Cheaper and Faster for Thousands of Riders BROOKLYN, NY—This… READ MORE

Get Your Order In: Free Daffodil Bulbs from New Yorkers for Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

As part of New Yorkers for Parks’ (NY4P) Daffodil Project, they give out FREE daffodil bulbs ” to civic organizations, individuals, corporate volunteer groups, schools, and community leaders who commit to planting them in a park or public space such as a schoolyard, street tree pit, or community garden.” So there’s no reason not to… READ MORE

Oil Spills on Newtown Creek, DEC Investigating

by GWAPP on

Oil spills in Greenpoint is unfortunately old hat for the neighborhood. The industrial past and illegal dumping, the decades-long ExxonMobile “spill” of 17 million gallons. But apparently, the contamination of our waterways continues. Nine reports of oil leaks have been filled thus far for 2014, several of them on Newtown Creek near the Pulaski Bridge.… READ MORE

Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

Is fall already on its way?! Here are a few signs that summer is coming to a close and the season is changing. Get outside and take in some sun while you still can. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag @GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

[UPDATE] G Train Summer Shutdown: Check-In

by Heather Van De Mark on

Earlier this month, Senator Daniel Squadron held a check-in phone call regarding the G Train’s summer closure for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Residents were asked to share their feedback on the experience thus far. Below is list of some of the issues that arose and responses from the appropriate agencies. (Note: The content below was provided… READ MORE

flickr photo by Steve Snodgrass

Pie Contest! Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 16 August 2014

by Stephen Wade on

The time has come! This weekend at Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket, we’re hosting our community pie contest! Bring a pie using seasonal fruit or other goodies from the Greenmarket, and come share & compare with your neighbors and fellow bakers. Pies should arrive between 11am and 11:30am, with sampling beginning at 11:30am sharp. Pie bakers should… READ MORE

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