Neighborhood News


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


ULURP Watch: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial head to City Council on Thursday

by Heather Van De Mark on

There’s been a lot of recent focus on the Domino development and ULURP requests, that we’ve almost forgotten about the summer’s most controversial topic: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial Street! Just kidding, how could we ever really forget about these looming developments. Next up on this ULURP? Both issues are headed to City Council this… READ MORE

2011 Winning Arbor Day Poster by Arianna Vandezande

NYS DEC holds National Arbor Day Poster Contest for 5th Graders

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Official press release: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens invites fifth graders to showcase their artistic talents and help to increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the annual National Arbor Day Poster Contest. “Trees play a vital role in the lives of New Yorkers and… READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Everyone enjoy the holiday and we’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday.… READ MORE


ConEd working at 500 Kent Ave. today and post-Thanksgiving Day

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Notice from ConEd yesterday: Dear Community Member, Due to the impending storm, [our remediation team] will be removing excavated soil that has been stockpiled onsite, backfilling as much of the excavated area as possible, and securing the site on Wednesday, November 27th before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday period. Remaining excavation and backfilling of… READ MORE

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Reshaping New York: NY Times Interactive Data

by Heather Van De Mark on

On the GWAPP blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground on the upcoming Greenpoint Landing, 77 Commercial and Domino Sugar developments.* The North Brooklyn community is going to evolve–for better or worse–in the coming decades. Much of this development will be the legacy of exiting mayor, Michael Bloomberg. It’s not only our neighborhood, but also… READ MORE

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Discussion on Domino development brings out the crowds again

by Lucy Zappone on

Last Thursday, the Community Board 1 held a continuation of the public hearing on the Domino ULURP, where those who were not able to speak at the meeting on November 13th and others had the opportunity to tell Jed Walentas of Two Trees and the Community Board what they thought about the project. There were… READ MORE

© SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations. Domino Waterfront Park Plan.

GWAPP & NAG: Two Trees’ Domino ULURP Testimony at CB1 Meeting

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* * * * * * * * * * In case you were unable to attend last night’s Community Board 1′s (CB1) Public Hearing continuation regarding Two Trees/Domino Sugar development requests, we’re publishing our official testimony/statement here on the website for you to read. You can also download it (PDF). * * * *… READ MORE

Greenpoint Landing Protest Signs

What are you doing tonight? Development and environmental meetings tonight

by Heather Van De Mark on

A quick reminder that tonight two important meetings are happening that will directly impact the future of North Brooklyn. Domino Development On the southside of town, Community Board 1 will be continuing its public hearing on the Domino ULURP. If you missed the first part of the meeting which included a presentation by Two Trees… READ MORE

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EPA to present on Superfund at Newtown Creek CAG meeting, this Thursday

by James Curcuru on

On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present the results of its Phase I evaluation of the Newtown Creek superfund site. Studies wrapped up in February of this year and focused on remedial investigation and project feasibility, including: shoreline assessment, creek-bed and fish community surveys, and the sampling of surface sediments and surface water.… READ MORE

Organizers, activists and do-gooders–heed the call, get funded

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If you want to better your neighborhood, now is a great time to make that happen. Between the GCEF’s $19.5 million and D33′s Participatory Budgeting, there is so much potential for positive change in North Brooklyn! Do you have a burning desire to do something for your community–but feel like your voice is getting lost… READ MORE


What you missed from Wednesday’s CB1 meeting if you left after Domino: Recap Pt. II

by Heather Van De Mark on

It was a packed room at the Swinging 60s Senior Center for last night’s monthly Community Board 1 Executive Board Meeting and Public Hearing. The buzz in the room was clearly over the agenda’s first item: Domino Sugar, which was certified last week. The board agreed to have Two Trees present and then have all… READ MORE