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Newtown Creek: Superfund Site and Community Advisory Group

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In September 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed Newtown Creek as a “Superfund” site, which has enabled the EPA to conduct a series of tests and studies to pinpoint the major contaminants and establish the best means of remediating the contaminated site. Additionally, designation as a superfund has made Newtown Creek eligible for millions… READ MORE

Apple Pie Bake-Off! Saturday at McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday, November 10, at 11:00am we will be having an Apple Pie Bake off at the Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket! Several neighborhood residents have signed up to win the award of best apple pie, plus a bag full of market goodies. Come by to have a taste for yourself! It starts at 11am at the… READ MORE

Become a Participatory Budgeting Delegate

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Interested in taking part in how $1 million of the city budget is spent? Become a delegate in the Participatory Budgeting process and help guide community ideas to fruition. The first step was the Neighborhood Assembly meeting, which you can read more about here. The next step involves community members volunteering as budget delegates to… READ MORE

Raffle to Support Greenpoint Soup Kitchen

by Ryan Watson on

Our online and real-life neighbors at Greenpointers.com are holding a raffle to support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. You can choose to have your donation go to New York Cares and/or the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. There are a lot of great prizes from neighborhood businesses and organizations like Milk & Roses, Cafe Grumpy, Newtown Creek… READ MORE

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Vote Tomorrow! Tuesday is Election Day!

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GWAPP is an advocacy organization, fighting to make Greenpoint/Williamsburg a better place to live. And while we don’t endorse candidates, we do encourage every one of our member organizations and every resident who sees this to VOTE. Our ability to elect the representatives we need and to have any leverage in City Hall, Albany and… READ MORE

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How to Volunteer Post Sandy

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Volunteer Opportunities: For Parks Clean-up. Register with NYC Parks & Recreation to be notified of upcoming opportunities. For General Volunteering. Register with NYC Public Advocate or email NYC Service at nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov with your name, e-mail address and borough. For NYC Food Banks. Register to become a volunteer with Food Bank for NYC. For American Red… READ MORE

McCarren Greenmarket Will Be Open Saturday

by Pamela Boyle on

I hope everyone stayed safe during the hurricane this week. The majority of our farmers were fortunate to not have serious damage in this past week’s storm, and Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket will be OPEN this Saturday. However, there will be no textile recycling or compost collection. Please help us spread the word to our community… READ MORE

© 2012 Dan O'Neill

Photos: The Aftermath of Sandy

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Have photos to submit? Click here to share them with your community. With a low-lying location along the East River and Newtown Creek, parts of Greenpoint and Williamsburg certainly saw a fair share of flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Check out some of these photos of Sandy’s effect on North Brooklyn. And be careful of those… READ MORE

© Illustrations by Donna Walcavage. Image from NYC Parks.gov page.

Where’s That Waterfront We Were Promised?

by Heather Van De Mark on

As part of the historic 2005 rezoning of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, which transformed swaths of manufacturing zones into residential neighborhoods, the city proposed an ambitious plan to build a 1.6 mile esplanade connecting the two communities along the waterfront of the East River. But now, more than seven years later, many of those promises have… READ MORE

News from the McCarren Park Greenmarket: 10/26

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket we are having a Halloween Festival! Come by from 10am – 1pm for pumpkin decorating and face painting! What better way to get into the Halloween sprit than hanging out at the market and decorating a local halloween pumpkin? We’ll also be starting a sign up for our annual… READ MORE

Planned development for former Greenpoint Lumber Exchange (by Commercial St.)

A 47-Story Building At India Street Pier?

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The plans are already in the works. Below are just a few of the proposed design plans for high-rise residential buildings to be constructed along the East River in Greenpoint. One of the buildings proposed by developer Jonathan Bernstein, to be located at West Street along the East River Ferry’s India Street Pier, would stand… READ MORE

Newtown Creek Access Points

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Creek Access, Open Space & Tours The health of the communities surrounding the Creek is compromised by the lack of open space. On average in New York City 26% of the land is reserved as open space. Brooklyn Community District 1, ranks well below the city average with a meager 4.3% of the land dedicated… READ MORE

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