Neighborhood News


[UPDATE] Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

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[UPDATE] According to the latest DEP notification, dredging on Newtown Creek and Whale Creek won’t begin until April 2. Get the latest news from the DEP website. —- Original Post: According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging… READ MORE


Domino/Two Trees Public Hearing at City Council Tuesday, Info Session Tonight

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Tomorrow morning, April 1, several applications submitted by Two Trees regarding the Domino development will be reviewed by the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. This meeting is a PUBLIC HEARING, and is probably the last opportunity for the public to give testimonial for/against these applications. Many of the Subcommittee members may not familiar… READ MORE


Participatory Budgeting Voting Starts March 30

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Starting this Sunday, you can vote for the Participatory Budgeting Projects of your choice! You have a week to vote and there are five polling locations in Greenpoint alone (highlighted in yellow below.) So take a few minutes during your busy week and help decide how to spend your tax dollars! Voting Eligibility Be over… READ MORE


Newtown Creek Dredging Postponed until March 31st

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According to a statement released by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the dredging of Newtown Creek has been postponed until March 31. The dredging will take approximately six weeks to complete (May 9th). Dredging will initially happen in 12 hour shifts from 6am to 6pm and then run 24-hours to “minimize marine traffic.” The… READ MORE


Wednesday: GWAPP Info Session for New Board Members & Volunteers

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Are you a North Brooklyn resident? Do you care about the environment; about parks and open spaces; and/or the toxic legacy of Greenpoint’s industrial past? Are you interested in making a meaningful contribution to your neighborhood? If yes, then we want to talk to you! Join the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks & Planning (GWAPP)… READ MORE


[UPDATE] Dust Rises from Domino Sugar Demolition

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[UPDATE] On March 24, I received an update on the Domino demolition from Dave Lombino, Director of Special Projects at Two Trees: “Inspectors from DEP came to the site Friday morning in response to a complaint from a neighbor and found the site was 100% in compliance. The demolition at the Domino site has been… READ MORE

Biodiesel fuel production facility slated for Greenpoint

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A large-scale biodiesel fuel production facility is slated to come to Greenpoint. John Catsimatidis-owner of United Biofuels and former Republican mayoral candidate is seeking approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a permit to convert an existing fuel-storage facility on Newtown Creek to take vegetable oil and turn it into fuel… READ MORE

GWAPP Meet and Greet – March 26th

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Please join us March 26th, 7pm at the BIP Parks Building Community Room (N.9 / Kent Ave) for an orientation about GWAPP. Our nominating committee is eager to meet anyone who is interested in joining this dynamic and active community organization. We’re looking for neighbors who are committed to the issues of parks, open space… READ MORE

The Vote on GWAPP By-Laws — The Results

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With 25 member organizations voting and by a vote of 18 Yes (to adopt the amended by-laws) and 7 No, GWAPP made an important step towards increased functionality and sustainability as an all-volunteer, non-profit community activist organization.   We are looking forward to welcoming new faces as volunteers and Directors and are very optimistic that the… READ MORE

Membership Meeting WEDNESDAY

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If you are a member organization of GWAPP, please join us on Wednesday March 5 at 7PM at Warsaw (Driggs/Eckford).  It’s very important that you (or a representative from your organization) attends.  The meeting is convening expressly for the purpose of voting on the proposed governance amendment but, like all GWAPP Members meetings, it is open… READ MORE

A Home for the North Brooklyn Boathouse

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Questions have arisen (apparently from a building permit that was filed for a new structure on the Newtown Creek) about the status of the Greenpoint Boathouse & Environmental Education Center.  The GWAPP and NBBC Boards were waiting for a lease agreement for the facility to be finalized before making a public announcement but in the… READ MORE

McGuinness Working Group Speak Out

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NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth) is sponsoring a forum on issues surrounding McGuinness Blvd. Do you live, work, or play near McGuinness Blvd?  How many times a day do you cross it?  How does it make you feel?  What is your experience? Come share your feelings on video and help us compile thoughts and… READ MORE

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