Neighborhood News

Health Bucks starting this Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Pamela Boyle on

We have a couple great this going on at market this Saturday! First off, Health Bucks have arrived! Starting July 1 at farmers markets city wide, for every $5 you spend on your EBT card at market, you will receive a $2 coupon to spend at the farmer’s market on fresh fruits and vegetables (and… READ MORE

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4th of July is Happening!

by Greenpointers on

We’ve put together a great list of things to do in Greenpoint this July 4th (and the upcoming weekend) if you’re trying to avoid your family BBQ or crowds at the beach. Read it at Greenpointers.com, 4th of July is Happening! Burgers, Boogies, Boils, Bashes, Beaches, BBQs! (6/3-6/7).… READ MORE

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Havemeyer Park To Bring An Acre of Open Space to Southside Williamsburg

by Ryan Watson on

Summertime is here. The sunflowers are opening. The bike track has been shaped and capped. The plants are in the ground. The sod has been laid and now it’s time to open this park to the public! The 55,000 square foot former parking lot of the Domino Sugar Factory, now named Havemeyer Park, is officially… READ MORE

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Community Workshop: Success!

by GWAPP on

We want to thank everyone who came out last night to the Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing, 77 Commercial St. and the ULURP process. We didn’t overthrow the developments or decide on what to do about the variances, but we did gather as a community to get informed about a really, really important issue. Over… READ MORE

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Guest chef, Katie Hoffman, at Saturday’s Greenmarket

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket, we are excited to welcome guest chef, Katie Hoffman to market! She is a personal chef, caterer, and teaching chef who focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, and will be making two recipes for us to sample. The demo will last from around 10am – 12pm. Here is a… READ MORE

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Community Workshop Intro.: Agenda & Objectives

by GWAPP on

We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional information regarding the waterfront rezoning on the GWAPP website over the next few days as a lead up to the GWAPP/NAG Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street that will take place tonight at 6:30pm! Here’s a brief overview of tonight’s agenda. There… READ MORE

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Community Workshop Intro.: Need to Know Terms, People and Agencies

by Heather Van De Mark on

We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional information regarding the waterfront rezoning on the GWAPP website over the next few days as a lead up to the GWAPP/NAG Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street that will take place this Thursday night. Here’s a helpful glossary of relevant terms, people,… READ MORE

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Community Workshop Intro.: A Brief History

by Heather Van De Mark on

We thought it would be helpful to provide some additional information regarding the waterfront rezoning on the GWAPP website over the next few days as a lead up to the GWAPP/NAG Community Workshop on Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Street that will take place this Thursday night. While it’s an issue that covers some eight… READ MORE

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Should For-Profit Businesses Be Allowed in Public Park Space?

by GWAPP on

At a last week’s OSA Community Committee Public Forum, North Brooklyn residents asked a number of questions regarding Brooklyn Flea’s usage of park land in the East River State Park (ERSP). A few residents at the meeting expressed their displeasure that parkland was provided to these businesses at what they consider a small and unfair… READ MORE

At the Greenmarket: Cooking with the Locals!

by Pamela Boyle on

We’re supposed to have another beautiful Saturday this weekend and it should be a great day at market. Last week we saw several new products, including garlic scapes, orange beets, sugar snow peas, summer squash and fava beans, to name a few. This week, Beth Bainbridge, a neighborhood resident, local food lover, nutritionist and Program… READ MORE

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NY4P’s Parks Platform 2013

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New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) is a independent organization that builds, protects and promotes parks and open spaces in the five boroughs. They recently released their Parks Platform 2013 as a “set of policy recommendations” that they’re asking mayoral candidates to endorse. [Note: As of this posting, I couldn’t confirm if any candidates have endorsed/declined… READ MORE

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A Tree Murdered in Brooklyn

by Greenpointers on

Tuesday morning en route to the Nassau Ave. G train, I was surprised to encounter a large tree branch laying across Norman Ave. while resting partially on top of a guilty-looking Pepsi truck. It appeared, upon closer examination, that the tree had just been clipped by the truck, which caused some of the wood to… READ MORE

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