Neighborhood News

Getty to pay $16 Million for Clean Up of Newtown Creek

by Laura Treciokas on

Manhattan U.S. Attorney And EPA Announce Settlement Of Superfund Claims Against Getty Relating To Newtown Creek Superfund Site In Brooklyn And Queens. From the United States Attorney’s office press release “The settlement resolves Getty’s liabilities at Newtown Creek, a Superfund Site in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, and one of the nation’s most polluted waterways.… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landings take on their Open Space Plans

by Laura Treciokas on

The New York Daily News has an article on the Greenpoint Landings Open Space Plans for their Waterfront Development.  Included are renderings from the landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations. Read the full article from the New York Daily News here.… READ MORE

Grains, Flower Cranes and Tomato Sauce :: The September view of the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

September is an exciting month for the greenmarket, with a lot of activity and some new introductions at market! First and foremost, we welcome back Cayuga Pure Organics! They’re back at market with a variety of freshly milled flours, cornmeal & polenta, dried beans and pasta, as well as whole grain breads! All the grains… READ MORE

Fall Pie Contest and More This Week at McCarren Park-Greenpoint Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

After two stormy weekends at Greenpoint-McCarren Park, we’re lookin forward to fall sunshine and pie at the Greenmarket! If participating in this contest, please bring your pie by the market information booth before 1130, after which samples of the various apple confections will be available for sampling. 3 judges will be out amongst the crowd… READ MORE

October is Apple Appreciation Month at McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

While September whittles down — who saw that coming! — there’s a lot to look forward to in the Fall Greenmarket. Tomatoes, peppers, and all forms of summer treats will be around until the first frost, and coming along with the early reps of fall, new apples, grapes, and potatoes are all making their way… READ MORE

Mayor de Blasio to wealthier park conservancies… get ready to share the wealth!

by Laura Treciokas on

Read all about the Mayor’s latest pronouncements on funding NYC parks in the NY Observer:… READ MORE

GCEF News – Save the Date for Community Preferencing Events

by Laura Treciokas on

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund General Administrator is asking Greenpointers to save the dates of November 20th and 22nd for community preferencing events regarding the projects residents would like to see funded by the GCEF.  The full message is below: Dear Greenpointer – The $19.5 million GREENPOINT COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL FUND (GCEF) is now reviewing 24… READ MORE

DNAinfo reports: Construction Dust May Pose Health Hazard at Greenpoint Playground

by Laura Treciokas on

DNAinfo’s Serena Dai reports on construction dust at Greenpoint Playground that may pose a health hazard: Dust kicked up by city construction near a playground on the Greenpoint waterfront contains potentially hazardous materials, experts and advocates say. The demolition of a sludge tank, which was used by a waste water treatment plant for a century,… READ MORE

Only a year old… so why does award winning Bushwick Inlet Park look so bad?

by Laura Treciokas on

If you’ve been by Bushwick Inlet Park lately, you may have noticed that not even a year after the park opened, all the grass on the sloping roof and along the walkway is dead and the paving on the pathway up to the rooftop is badly degraded with huge potholes littering the surface. So why… READ MORE

A Resignation (Bye Barbara — Thanks for Everything!)

by Barbara McGlamery on

Dear Friends, Supporters, and Neighbors: After nearly 15 years of serving Greenpoint’s parks and open spaces, I am announcing today that I am stepping down from the GWAPP board. I have been a part of GWAPP, from its nascent days as an outgrowth of community concern about proposed power plants at the Greenpoint Terminal Market… READ MORE

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