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Free Tennis Lessons for Kids at McCarren Park

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City Parks Foundation is offering free tennis lessons for kids aged 6 to 16 this summer as part of their CityParks Tennis program presented by Chase. Through July 1 to August 8, CityParks Tennis will be holding free tennis lessons on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00pm at McCarren Park. Lessons are offered at… READ MORE

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–Unless It’s in Greenpoint-Williamsburg

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Recently, WNYC aired a segment called, “If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?” You can listen to it online here, it’s only about six minutes. If you’ve followed the GWAPP blog for a while now, you’ll know we’re big fans of free trees and tree stewardship, but according to the radio story:… READ MORE

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Down to Earth’s Cooper Park Market Now with Yoga

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Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market now has Horman’s Best Pickles back every week. This in addition to the market’s fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, delicious popsicles made with local fruit, fair trade nuts and coffees, and much more. Also, the farmers market now has textile recycling by Green Tree Textiles and… READ MORE

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Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 28 June 2014

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Summer has officially arrived at the Greenmarket! Besides an explosion in greens and other vegetables, summer stone fruits and berries are beginning to make their way into market baskets. Last week, Maynard Orchards carried sweet cherries, greenling apricots and strawberries to market, with only more to come in the following weeks. Strawberries are in abundance… READ MORE

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Save the Date: DOT Update on Kosciuszko Bridge Project

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As you may (or may not) know the Kosciuszko Bridge–aka the BQE that runs between Greenpoint and Queens–is getting a makeover. In fact, the construction of the new Kosciuszko Bridge is “the largest project in the history of the New York State Department of Transportation.” The DOT will be hosting two public information meetings in… READ MORE

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Williamsburg Closure: Car, Bike & Pedestrian Lanes

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Routine maintenance work (cleaning and lubricating expansion joints and slides) will take place on the Williamsburg Bridge on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next morning. Roadways will be closed one lane at a time in both directions. The bicycle path (June 26) and walkway (June 27)… READ MORE

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Look But Don’t Touch: No Swimming in Newtown Creek

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As summer hits and temperatures rise, we’re all looking for ways to cool off. Considering our neighborhood is along the waterfront, it’s tempting to think a quick dip in the East River or Newtown Creek couldn’t hurt. Surprise, not really, it will hurt–or at least potentially make you very sick. News is spreading over a… READ MORE

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Smile: Photos from the Parks

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Saturday may be the official first day of Summer, but we’ve been kicking it outside in North Brooklyn for weeks now. Check out this month’s Photos from the Parks of everyone enjoying the great outdoors. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE

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Dog Waste and Tree Pits Don’t Mix

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Read the full story, Uptown Group Educating Neighbors About Dangers of Dog Waste by Nigel Chiwaya on DNAInfo. The acid in dog urine burns the nutrients out of soil and can even corrode metal street lamps, Williamson explained, while dog feces can carry the deadly, blood-sucking parasite hookworm.… READ MORE

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Affordable Housing: 1133 Manhattan Avenue Taking Applications

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Notice from CB1: The new affordable housing development at 1133 Manhattan Avenue (between Clay Street and Box Street) is accepting applications. Applications will be provided to individuals who visit our office (435 Graham Avenue) and personally request a copy. There will be only one application provided per individual. The applications are color coded and cannot… READ MORE

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More Greenpoint Transportation Updates

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As a follow up to April’s G Train Shutdown town hall meeting, State Senator Squadron’s office has released the following update below. As previously noted, the G Train will shut down between Court Square and Nassau Avenue from July 26 to September 1 for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Free shuttle buses will run the stops between… READ MORE

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India St. Pier and G Train Updates

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Read the full story, Investigating the India Street Ferry (Or lack thereof) by Matt A. on Greenpointers. “We’re well aware by now that the imminent five-week G suspension this summer (from late July through the end of August) has many commuters spooked. Adding insult to injury, the New York Waterways ferry landing at India Street—by… READ MORE