Neighborhood News

Photo by Barbara McGlamery.

India & Java St. Cleanup – A Personal Request

by Barbara McGlamery on

Chain link fence, broken down construction areas and over grown grass. That’s what greets you at the India St. Pier. Of course, there is also the stunning view of the City, which must be where everyone’s attention is, because if they looked around the pier they would not be thinking, “What a lovely spot.” Next… READ MORE

Dewey Thompson in front of Noble Street fence. Photo by Stefano Giovannini. From Brooklyn Paper.

Noble Street Fence

by Jennifer Trontz on

The latest in the fight to open Noble Street: For almost 30 years developer Joshua Guttman has ignored pleas from the community to remove fences on Noble Street that have kept citizens from a public street and scenic views of the East River and Manhattan. In April 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) filed suit… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

Transmitter Park Opening Day

by Ryan Watson on

It was truly fantastic to head over to Transmitter Park on Saturday for its opening day. The park was bustling — friends having a picnic, people walking their dogs, children running barefoot in the grass, cyclists pausing on the waterfront and people reading and drawing, and lots of families playing on the playground. Check out… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

WNYC Transmitter Park Opens August 25

by Ryan Watson on

Transmitter Park—a 6.6 acre space at the end of Greenpoint Avenue—is set to open this Saturday, August 25, 2012 according to several area newspapers. The seemingly finished park had been kept gated all summer, but when the New York Post began investigating the delay in the park’s opening, the city responded that they were just… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

Actions Set in Motion for 65 Commercial St. Park

by Ryan Watson on

On Monday, August 13, 2012, the The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) requested proposals for a developer to buy “air rights” to 65 Commercial St. in an effort to acquire money for the removal of MTA trains from the site as well as to landscape the area. The developer would be able to… READ MORE

OUTRAGE Benefit at Teddy’s

by Anya Szykitka on

Check out the pictures from the benefit for OUTRAGE that was held at Teddy’s on July 20. Featuring a Wood Guthrie tribute by local musicians! The mission of OUTRAGE is “fighting for trash equity and environmental justice for the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community.”… READ MORE

North Brooklyn Boat Club Launches Floating Dock

by GWAPP on

Congratulations to our friends at the North Brooklyn Boat Club who just launched a floating dock at the Broadway Stages Boatyard in Newtown Creek. Check out photos of the new canoe/kayak dock here.… READ MORE

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