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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

This Week in Sludge

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DREDGING DELAYED The start date for dredging has been continually slipping since the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) last reported it would start in October 2013 (in itself a delay from the originally scheduled start of June 2013). This time the problem is related to disposal of the dredge materials. DEP’s contractor had originally made… READ MORE

New Digester Gas Cleaning Plant Slated for Greenpoint Ave and other NCMC news

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On December 19, 2013, National Grid and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans to construct a digester gas cleaning plant on Greenpoint Ave, next to the Visitor’s Center and just behind the bus stop on Greenpoint Avenue, the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) reports.   For years, this area was promised by… READ MORE

Newtown Creek Nature Walk Expands

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The Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee reports that the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has presented to NCMC the final plans for Phase 2 and 3 of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. Phase 2 will consist of a series of walkways over Whale Creek and Phase 3 will be landscaped open space built on… READ MORE

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Happy Holidays–See You Next Year

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We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we’ll be back in 2014 with more open space, environmental, land use and local reporting. If you’re in the holiday spirit–considering taking a minute to show your support on local issues at Change.org: Governor Cuomo: Protect Greenpoint and our children from toxins before it is too… READ MORE

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CM Levin announces 77 Commercial land use vote

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Official Press Release from Council Member Stephen Levin’s office: CM Levin statement on 77 Commercial Street land use action BROOKLYN – Council Member Stephen Levin is announcing that Greenpoint will receive a fully-funded waterfront park at 65 Commercial St. and 200 units of permanently affordable housing after a City Council vote today in favor of… READ MORE

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Bikers & Pedestrians Rejoice: More Elbow Room Planned for Pulaski Bridge

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Back in January 2013, we reported on Assemblyman Lentol’s request for DOT to build a dedicated bike lane on the Pulaski Bridge that currently spans the gap between Greenpoint and Long Island City. DOT investigated and responded to both CB1 in Brooklyn and CB2 in Queens, that yes, a dedicated bike lane is feasible and… READ MORE