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Want to Help Build the Kosciusko Bridge?

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Every dreamed about working on a construction project to benefit your community? On Tuesday, March 19th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, the Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) will hold a recruitment fair at the Cooper Park Houses, Tenants Association Room (275 Jackson Street, Brooklyn) to connect women with nontraditional construction positions. Learn about job opportunities in… READ MORE

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What Have We Learned from Hurricane Sandy? Discuss at NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding & Resiliency Meeting

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Hurricane Sandy may be behind us, but that’s not to say NYC has bounced completely back yet. Sandy’s damages are estimated to be upwards of $50 billion–including destroyed homes, lost business, infrastructure damages and disruptions, downed trees and ruined facilities in parks–and let’s not forget the ultimate price, the more than a hundred deaths caused… READ MORE

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$1 Million Dollar Vote: PB Proposals

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Last night, delegates of the participatory budget (PB) process gathered at the Polish-Slavic Center to present the project ideas that each delegate committee has developed over the past several months. Proposals ranged from a dog run in East River State Park to technological improvements for local schools to funding for new trees and tree guards… READ MORE

The Organizational Alphabet Soup of North Brooklyn

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With so many local non-profit organizations, city and state agencies working in North Brooklyn, there’s a lot of acronyms to keep track of. Here’s a breakdown to help make some more sense of the “alphabet soup” of neighborhood activism in our community: CB1: Community Board 1 Community Board 1 (CB1) is the local community board… READ MORE

© Ryan Watson 2013. Delegates assembling their project displays.

What Did Your Neighbors Decide to Do with $1 Million?

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Thanks to $1 million of discretionary funding set aside by Council Member Stephen Levin (District 33), delegates who have spent months developing community proposals for the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process gathered on Thursday to assemble displays of their project proposals. The North Brooklyn expo of project – sort of like a science fair of ideas… READ MORE

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Get Involved in North Brooklyn: Volunteer with GWAPP

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Maybe you’re new to the fabulous neighborhood of North Brooklyn and want to meet people; maybe you’re an outdoor enthusiast who has always wanted to play along the murky waters of Newtown Creek; maybe you’re a parent whose child is older now, giving you more free time to pursue your own interests; or maybe you’re… READ MORE

Newtown Creek on the AP: A Brief Timeline

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Over the weekend, the Associated Press put out an article on Newtown Creek’s dirty history and recent clean-up efforts. The article was published by Huffington Post, NPR and USA Today among other news outlets. About time our local creek got some national love and attention (and disgusted looks.) A Brief Timeline of Newtown Creek: (based… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

Dog vs. Baby Battle Averted at Friends of Transmitter Park Meeting

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The Friends of Transmitter Park (FOTP) meeting last night at Red Star Bar was hyped by some media outlets as an epic turf war between dogs and babies finally coming to a head. It was anything but. The first FOTP meeting was a friendly, well-organized meet-your-neighbor round table of open discussion. Recap of the First… READ MORE

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UPDATE: Two Trees and the Domino Sugar Factory Development

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A lot has been written already about Two Trees Management’s development of the iconic Domino Sugar Factory, and I just mean by us. Before posting excerpts across from various stories, I suggest reading Gothamist’s article, First Look At Renderings For The Massive New Domino Development In Williamsburg for a comprehensive coverage and several photos. A… READ MORE

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The Next Steps for the 61 Franklin Street Garden

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This past Saturday, the first meeting of the 61 Franklin Street Garden met at Good Yoga in Greenpoint to discuss plans for the space, decide upon how plots will be allocated and to voice what types of plants and design elements the community would like to see in this currently vacant lot. Our next step… READ MORE

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ExxonMobil to Drill Sample Wells in East Greenpoint

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Beginning Monday, March 4th, ExxonMobil will begin soil boring activities including taking samples and placing monitoring wells in Greenpoint as part of the consent agreement with NYS DEC’s Greenpoint Petroleum Remediation Project. The drilling sites are on Apollo, Morgan and Sutton Streets between Nassau and Meeker Avenues. According to the letter handed out by Exxon… READ MORE

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What’s All the OUTRAGE About? Truck Traffic in North Brookyn

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Here’s a brief re-cap of the Williamsburg-Greenpoint Organizations United for Trash Reduction and Garbage Equality (OUTRAGE) meeting last night. First up: Ray from OUTRAGE gave a brief introduction to the organization’s history. They are a coalition of community organizations who are focused on reducing truck traffic and waste transfer stations in North Brooklyn, as we’ve… READ MORE

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