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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

by Heather Van De Mark on

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

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City Parks Foundation Launches Newtown Creek Website

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City Parks Foundation, the administrator of the $7 million mitigation funds of a NYS lawsuit, has launched it’s Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Project website. Similar to the GCEF’s $19.5 million, this $7 million is reserved for “community environmental benefit projects in the areas proximate to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.” This includes areas in… READ MORE

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Crowded CB1 Public Hearing and Board Meeting at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center

by Lucy Zappone on

As Comptroller John Liu noted when he addressed the crowd, “A lot of action in Community Board 1!” and he was right. There were well over 100 people in attendance, many standing in the back or near the door after all the seats had been take. Here are some of the key items that were… READ MORE

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It’s that time of year: Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

by Heather Van De Mark on

While you may be reveling in eggnog and mistletoe, there’s still plenty of wrapping up to be done before the end of the year, and I don’t mean the presents. Here’s a friendly reminder of a few end of year deadlines. Have any others to add? Mention them in the comments! Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund:… READ MORE

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City Council Recap: 77 Commercial Street ULURP

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Earlier this month, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises met to discuss the 77 Commercial St. ULURP requests. There is a video of the meeting online. I’ve included timestamps on the recap (not a transcription) below, so you can jump through the video to the parts that interest you. Use the links below… READ MORE

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Smile: Photos from the Parks

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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. And we have your Instagram photos to prove it. Grab a mug of something warm and get outside! Don’t let a snow and cold keep you from enjoying the great outdoors of Greenpoint. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or… READ MORE

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EPA presents Phase I findings on Newtown Creek at CAG Meeting

by James Curcuru on

The main draw to the Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting on Thursday, November 21st was a presentation by Caroline Kwan, the EPA’s project manager for the Newtown Creek Superfund site. A group of roughly 35 people were in attendance, representing a broad coalition of community members, local non-profit groups and business interests. In… READ MORE

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CM Levin announces benefits won in GPL land use actions

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Official Press Release from Council Member Stephen Levin’s office: CM Levin statement on benefits won in Greenpoint Landing land use actions ANNOUNCES VICTORIES FOR OPEN SPACE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND TRANSPORTATION BROOKLYN – Council Member Stephen Levin is announcing numerous community benefits that were achieved for Greenpoint through the approval of the Greenpoint Landing land use… READ MORE

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Affordable Housing: The City’s Continued Failure

by Heather Van De Mark on

As the conversation continues for major development in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, it’s important to remember the significant need for affordable housing. As part of the Points of Agreement (POA), the Administration recommended 3,548 units of affordable housing be created (source). Eight years later, HPD says that 922 units are complete or in-construction and another 760… READ MORE

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City Council Recap: Greenpoint Landing ULURP

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Last week, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions & Concessions met to discuss the Greenpoint Landing ULURP requests. There is a video of the meeting online. I’ve included timestamps on the recap (not a transcription) below, so you can jump through the video to the parts that interest you. Use the links below to… READ MORE

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GCEF’s $19.5 million deadline is Dec 18th–final applicant webinar on Friday

by Heather Van De Mark on

A quick reminder to the 11222 neighborhood (and McCarren Park) that the deadline for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) grants is December 18th, a mere two weeks away! If you’re still working out the kinks of your application, don’t forget help is still available to you: The GCEF has its final online applicant webinar… READ MORE