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Help Clean North Brooklyn’s Shoreline at 3rd Annual Riverkeeper Sweep

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Have you noticed the litter accumulating along the fence on the Kent Avenue side of the Bushwick Inlet? Are you interested in helping beautify the Bushwick Inlet? Would you like a free beer at the Brooklyn Brewery? VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED on Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 am – 1:30pm to be part of the Riverkeep… READ MORE

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Volunteer in Bushwick Inlet Park!

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Get Dirty & Weed at Bushwick Inlet Park Community residents are invited to join NYC Parks Gardener Jason Beury for an afternoon of weeding and learning about native plants in Bushwick Inlet Park. Meet your neighbors and help make the park more enjoyable for everyone. We hope to make this an ongoing event throughout the… READ MORE

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Vision Zero Focuses Sights on McGuiness Boulevard

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Read the full story, Victory for McGuinness Slow Zone by Gina Pollack on Greenpointers. A study from Transportation Alternatives found that the boulevard is one of the most dangerous in NYC, citing that 66% of drivers speed on that wide stretch of road between the Pulaski Bridge and the BQE (only 1.1 miles in length).… READ MORE

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Presentation from CPF Meeting on Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, City Parks Foundation held two public meetings to discuss updates on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project. [Note: I was not in attendance.] If you were (also) unable to attend, you can view the City Parks Foundation presentation by clicking below. A few highlights from the presentation include: 88% of the fund is… READ MORE

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Tomorrow at Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket

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From the Greenmarket: “Spring is here and the market recently welcomed back Bodhitree Farms, Dutchmill Farms and S&SO Produce Farms for the season! The addition of S&SO and Bodhitree, two of the market’s most popular vegetable farmers, and Dutchmill, with beautiful cut flowers, rounds out the already robust selection of fresh meats, fish, baked goods,… READ MORE

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G Train Shutdown Meeting: A Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Earlier in the month, State Senator Daniel Squadron held a community meeting at the Polish & Slavic Center regarding the G train’s summer shutdown for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Representatives from NYC DOT, MTA, the Economic Development Corp (EDC) and 94th Precinct were present, as well as elected leaders: Assembly members Joe Lentol and Maritza Davila,… READ MORE

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Puppy Playgroups on Saturdays

by Heather Van De Mark on

Since I started writing for GWAPP in 2012, the lack of a dog park/dog run on the northside of Greenpoint is an issue that repeatedly comes up. There are neighborhood dog parks (if I misuse the terminology–dog park vs dog run–my apologies) at McGolrick/Winthrop Park and McCarren Park. But for all the dog-loving residents north… READ MORE

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Calling all Sustainable, Environmentally-Beneficial Projects and Programs: Apply for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards program. The Environmental Excellence Awards program recognizes and gives visibility to outstanding, innovative and sustainable projects or programs. “Year after year, we see phenomenal, environmentally-beneficial innovations coming from entities and individuals from around the state,” Commissioner Martens… READ MORE

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Grand Street Bridge to close on Saturday morning

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From Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D34): **IMPORTANT NOTICE** Please be advised that the Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH FROM 8AM TO 1PM by DOT for repairs to a deck grating. You can use Metropolitan Avenue as an alternate route. For more information regarding this closure,… READ MORE

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Kent Ave Getting Cleaned Up? Two Brownfield Cleanup Applications Submitted

by Heather Van De Mark on

1. 87 Kent Ave. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation(DEC) received a Brownfield Cleanup application for 87 Kent Ave aka 56 North 9th St in Williamsburg from Ronit Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224188. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library or online using the Environmental Site… READ MORE

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The Participatory Budget Results Are In! And the Winners Are…

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After a months long process of meetings, expos and voting, the Paticipatory Budgeting results are in. These five projects will be funded (in winning order): 1. NYCHA Playground Repairs 2. Gowanus Community Center Re-Opening 3. McGolrick Park Playground Reconstruction 4. BOOKlyn Shuttle 5. PS261 Bathroom Renovations There were 1,925 votes, and the funding for these… READ MORE

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Newtown Creek EBP Progress Meeting Announced

by Heather Van De Mark on

There will be two Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Progress Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The meetings will be at 3:30pm and 6:30pm at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 47-40 21st St., Long Island City, NY 11101 in the 8th floor meeting room. A Brief Background on the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefits Project City… READ MORE