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Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony #3

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REMINDER: The next community meeting on this action will take place at CB1’s Combined Public Hearing & Board Meeting on Monday, September 9 at the Swinging 60s Senior Center, 211 Ainslie St., Brooklyn. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. In August, there was a well-attended Community Board 1 ULURP subcommittee meeting regarding 77 Commercial St.’s variance… READ MORE

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Unzoning the Rezoning

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180 blocks of Greenpoint and Williamsburg were rezoned over 8 years ago to allow for residential development, and during that time a lot has changed in our community. With the recent proposals for modifications to the as-of-right zoning at Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial, there is suddenly a a lot of attention on new development… READ MORE

BBQ Fundraiser for 61 Franklin St Garden This Saturday!

by Ryan Watson on

Help support your local community garden! The 61 Franklin Street Garden will host a BBQ and fundraiser this Saturday in the beautiful afternoon shade of the garden. The graffiti has been covered, the mural on the back wall has started, and our new raised beds for school groups have been built, but we need more… READ MORE

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NY Times: Come On In, Paddlers, the Water’s Just Fine. Don’t Mind the Sewage.

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, the NY Times had a story about Greenpoint’s North Brooklyn Boat Club as part of their Summer Shoreline series that explores “how people in the New York City area interact with water and waterways during the summer.” The story includes a short video and photo gallery. An excerpt from the article, “Some people… READ MORE

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Happy Labor Day

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The GWAPP blog returns to regularly scheduled posting tomorrow. Here’s a litte about Labor Day, “In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers… READ MORE

Rosh Hashanah Celebration & Stock Up for Labor Day BBQ

by Pamela Boyle on

Hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer! It’s going to be a great day at Greenpoint/McCarren Park this Saturday. We will be having some Rosh Hashanah festivities, including apples and honey, and our own Keren Shavit will be offering Hebrew calligraphy posters with your names if you stop by the managers’ tent… READ MORE

Documents and Materials: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial St ULURP Requests

by Heather Van De Mark on

For anyone interested in delving into the nitty gritty that is the Greenpoint Landing/77 Commercial ULURP requests, below are several helpful pieces of information regarding the projects. We’ll be updating this page as more documents become available. Download all materials listed below in one convenient .zip file. MAPS: Greenpoint Landing: Area Map (PDF) Greenpoint Landing:… READ MORE

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We’re Giving Away 100 More Trees!!

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Our spring tree giveaway in conjunction with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Town Square was such as success that we’ve decided to do it again! On November 2nd we’ll be partnering NYRP and North Brooklyn Farms to give away another 100 free trees in the beautiful surroundings of Havemeyer Park. To be eligible for… READ MORE

Click to view full details, 5 pages (PDF).

Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony #2

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REMINDER: The next community meeting on this action will take place at CB1′s Land Use Committee TONIGHT, Aug. 27, at 6:30pm at the Dupont Street Senior Housing (80 Dupont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222; Between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue. Please use the Eagle Street entrance.) Earlier this month, there was a well-attended Community Board 1… READ MORE

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Greenpoint Landing ULURP: Community Testimony

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Earlier this month, there was a well-attended Community Board 1 ULURP subcommittee meeting regarding Greenpoint Landing’s variance requests. You can read a recap of the event or watch an edited video of the meeting. At the end of the meeting, community residents who had signed up were allowed two minutes to speak. GWAPP & NAG… READ MORE

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Missed the Greenpoint Landing Community Meeting? Then Watch This.

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Did you miss the August 13th Community Board 1 meeting covering the new Greenpoint Landing development, but want to know what happened? It was certainly a heated and emotionally contentious evening. For more information about what was presented at the meeting and what the communuity thinks, take a look at our recap of the meeting… READ MORE

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GWAPP & NAG: 77 Commercial Street ULURP Testimony

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you were unable to attend the CB1 ULURP meeting re: 77 Commercial Street, we’re publishing our official testimony/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (PDF). We’ll have a full recap of the meeting on the site… READ MORE

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