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West Street Bike Lane Rendering. Courtesy of DOT.

Important Meeting: CB1 Transportation Meeting Reviewing Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

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We want to remind everyone to mark their calendars and attend a very important Community Board 1 meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The Transportation Committee will be meeting for a presentation on the schematics of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway plan to reconfigure West Street between Eagle and Quay Streets. The plan includes: Two-way, Class… READ MORE

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CCNYC Accepting Applications to Improve Schools and Communities

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More money is available for a great community or school project. The Citizens Committee for NYC has micro-grants available (anywhere from $500 to $3,000) for “resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city.” What would you do to improve Greenpoint or North Williamsburg? Don’t just think about it, take action.… READ MORE

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NYRP: Accepting Applications to Green Open Spaces

by Heather Van De Mark on

Another opportunity abounds to beautify and green North Brooklyn. The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has a program called, “Gardens for the City.” They’re currently accepting applications for projects to beautify schools as well as general open spaces with the intent of building community across all five boroughs. From the NYRP website: “Community members complete… READ MORE

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The Participatory Budgeting Process Progresses

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As part of the Participatory Budget process, delegates of the Health, Environment and Food Access sub-committtee of District 33 met last night at the People’s Firehouse to review the list of project ideas proposed by the community (Full Disclosure: I’m a member of this committee and proposed the idea of a public urban farm in… READ MORE

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McCarren Park Play Center: Membership Has Its Perks

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Given the highly publicized opening of the McCarren Park Pool earlier this summer (and its subsequent notorious mentions in the press) most people in North Brooklyn are pretty familiar with the $50 million renovation that was conducted by the NYC Parks Department and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn to revive the space for… READ MORE

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Bushwick Inlet Park Shoreline Is Now Open!

by Laura Treciokas on

According to the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (per NYC Parks) the Bushwick Inlet Park Shoreline fronting North 9th/10th Street opened last Wednesday, 12/5! Once this grey weather clears we’ll post some more pictures here of the new public shoreline area in all its glory. (For now, take a look at these photos from… READ MORE

© 2012 Laura Treciokas. Used with permission.

Bushwick Inlet Park Phase II Delayed Till Early 2013.

by Laura Treciokas on

Looks like we spoke too soon when Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park’s Facebook status was updated to: Bushwick Inlet Park Phase 2 on track for completion end of 2012 according to latest information from OSANB. Pending DOB approvals that could get us the new building and rooftop @ North 9th-10th Street by March 2013. But… READ MORE

12/4 CB1 Meeting Re-Cap

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A brief summary of Community Board 1’s meeting last night on December 4th. The meeting kicked off by swearing in four new board members, including GWAPP board member: Trina McKeever. Congrats Trina! Presentation: Esteban Duran presented on the Green Jobs/Green NY program, which provides funding for energy assessments, low cost financing for energy upgrades, and… READ MORE

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New Route For Proposed MTA Waterfront Bus Line

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Yesterday the MTA announced the proposed route for the new waterfront bus line that will connect Long Island City (Queens), Greenpoint and Williamsburg, with service planned to begin in September 2013. The route would run along Franklin Street in Greenpoint and Kent/Wythe Avenues in Williamsburg. The proposed route would not interfere with the initial construction… READ MORE

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Photos: Newtown Creek Alliances Turns Ten!

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Last Wednesday, the Newtown Creek Alliance gathered at the Warsaw-Polish National Home to celebrate their tenth anniversary of restoring, renewing, and revitalizing the waters of Newtown Creek and to honor the memory of longtime Creek activist Bernie Ente. NCA was presented with a proclamation from the City Council, an award from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and… READ MORE

Maple Syrup Saturday!

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Join us this Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park for another great day at the market! One of our newer additions, Walling’s Maple Syrup, will be the inspiration for this week’s cooking demo. Be sure to stop by the info tent for a taste! We will also be continuing with our Donate a Bag program, which has… READ MORE

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Proposed Expansion of Greenpoint’s Historic District

by Jennifer Trontz on

Greenpoint’s historic district should be expanded to include all of Franklin Street from Calyer Street to Dupont Street. The current Greenpoint Historic District includes Franklin only from Noble Street to Java Street. The currently excluded sections of Franklin Street have significant architecture worth saving, featuring the architectural styles popular between 1850 and early 1900s especially… READ MORE

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