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Register NOW for your FREE TREE!

by Ryan Watson on

Fall is here and that means it’s time for another free tree giveaway with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The giveaway will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the 61 Franklin Street Garden. In order to receive a tree you must plant it in the ground within the 5… READ MORE

Greenmarket at McCarren Park: Eggplant Extravaganza

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday’s Greenmarket will be celebrating eggplants at market. Eggplant comes in all colors, shapes and sizes and the options are endless. We will have some recipes and information at the market tent and market manager Keren will be cooking up her famous baba ganoush recipe–not to be missed! We will also be continuing our… READ MORE

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Borough President’s Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Public Hearing: Videos & Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

If you weren’t able to attend Tuesday’s Brooklyn Borough President’s meeting regarding the ULURP requests for 77 Commercial St. and Greenpoint Landing, have no fear, Heather has you covered. No not me–I couldn’t attend either!–but Miss Heather of New York Shitty not only attended but took videos of all the community testimonies. Watch them and… READ MORE

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GWAPP & NAG: GPL and 77 Commercial ULURP Testimony at BBP Meeting

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you were unable to attend the Brooklyn Borough President’s (BBP) ULURP meeting re: Greenpoint Landing (GPL) and 77 Commercial Street, we’re publishing our official testimony/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (DOCX). * * * *… READ MORE

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Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

We’ve been posting a lot of heavy content here at the GWAPP blog lately, so I figure, let’s take a break and enjoy some pretty pictures! This month’s Instagram theme: Saying good-bye to summer. Have a photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

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Save the Date: Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund Meeting

by GWAPP on

Join New York state officials and program managers for an informational, community meeting to introduce the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF), a new $19.5 million grant program accepting proposals for environmental benefit projects in the Greenpoint zip code 11222 starting in fall 2013. The meeting will introduce the grant program and program team, and provide… READ MORE

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The Bus has Arrived: B32 Running through Greenpoint & Williamsburg

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last year, the MTA proposed a waterfront bus line that ran from southside Williamsburg, through Greenpoint, up to Long Island City and back down to Williamsburg. A little over one year later, the MTA has delivered. Now, if only we could get timers at every bus and subway stop. More details on the new B32… READ MORE

Bike Blender & Cactus Raffle at Saturday’s Greenmarket

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park we’ve got a lot going on, the Greenmarket bike blender is finally taking a spin over to McCarren Park! Use your own foot power to blend yourself a sample of a Greenmarket smoothie. This will be happening around 10:30am. We’ll also be raffling off an awesome cactus from Brandywine Gardens.… READ MORE

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Borough President’s Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Public Hearing Next Tuesday, Sept 17

by Ryan Watson on

Earlier this week, Community Board 1 voted on the proposed ULURP requests for Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street. Read a recap of that meeting for details on the vote. However, CB1’s role in the ULURP process is only advisory. The next step in the land use review process is a public hearing held by… READ MORE

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CB1 Meeting Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Monday night’s Community Board 1 Public Hearing and Board meeting may have been one of the fastest CB1 meetings I’ve attended in the last two years. Click to view the official agenda (PDF). I’ll keep this recap short and sweet. NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Mikelle Adgate presented on the Green Infrastructure Office’s plan… READ MORE

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It’s Primary Election Day! Need to Know Info

by Heather Van De Mark on

Today is NYC’s Primary Election Day! What does that mean? If you’re registered as a member of particular party (ex: Democratic, Republican), you can vote for your party’s nominee. Today. Yes, today — go vote! Polling locations close at 9:00pm. November 5th is the general election where all registered voters can vote regardless of party… READ MORE

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CB1 Votes Tonight on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street

by GWAPP on

At tonight’s Brooklyn’s Community Board 1 (CB1) meeting, the executive committee will issue a final vote on the proposed ULURP actions of Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street. This vote represents the culmination of months of community meetings about these two new developments going up along the Greenpoint waterfront that, in the words of CB1… READ MORE

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