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Oil Spills on Newtown Creek, DEC Investigating

by GWAPP on

Oil spills in Greenpoint is unfortunately old hat for the neighborhood. The industrial past and illegal dumping, the decades-long ExxonMobile “spill” of 17 million gallons. But apparently, the contamination of our waterways continues. Nine reports of oil leaks have been filled thus far for 2014, several of them on Newtown Creek near the Pulaski Bridge.… READ MORE


Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

Is fall already on its way?! Here are a few signs that summer is coming to a close and the season is changing. Get outside and take in some sun while you still can. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag @GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE


[UPDATE] G Train Summer Shutdown: Check-In

by Heather Van De Mark on

Earlier this month, Senator Daniel Squadron held a check-in phone call regarding the G Train’s summer closure for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Residents were asked to share their feedback on the experience thus far. Below is list of some of the issues that arose and responses from the appropriate agencies. (Note: The content below was provided… READ MORE

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Pie Contest! Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 16 August 2014

by Stephen Wade on

The time has come! This weekend at Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket, we’re hosting our community pie contest! Bring a pie using seasonal fruit or other goodies from the Greenmarket, and come share & compare with your neighbors and fellow bakers. Pies should arrive between 11am and 11:30am, with sampling beginning at 11:30am sharp. Pie bakers should… READ MORE


Bike Safe, Bike Smart Greenpoint

by GWAPP on

We received a friendly reminder from NYPD to bike smart and safe as part of their Operation: Safe Cycle. For those of you who are hitting the streets this summer on two wheels–good for you! Cycling is a great way to get around, get exercise and explore new parts of the city. For those of… READ MORE


Celebrate Summer (for a Good Cause) with Cocktails in the Garden

by GWAPP on

Join 61 Franklin Street Community Garden for garden-inspired cocktails, grilled snacks and live music by Home for Wayward Drummers in their lush magical community garden, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM! Tickets are $20 and include two free cocktails, snacks and live entertainment. There will also be a raffle to… READ MORE

McGolrick Park Love

McGolrick Park Safety Meeting on 8/12

by Heather Van De Mark on

Come by the McGolrick Park Pavilion on Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm to discuss safety issues within the park. hosted by the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance. Officials from the 94th Police Precinct will be there to answer questions and listen to concerns. In case of rain: Meet at Raizes Restaurant, corner of McGuiness Blvd and… READ MORE


Greenpoint Landing Has Landed

by Greenpointers on

Read the full story, Let the pile driving begin! Greenpoint Landing starts construction by Kim M. on Greenpointers. Greenpoint’s got a new kid on the block and he’s entered the hood with a bang. For anyone who has seen the mounds of excavated dirt, or the felt the head-splitting thunderous claps of wooden piles being… READ MORE


Have Suggestions, Concerns, Ideas Re: G Train Shutdown? Share Them Today

by GWAPP on

NYS Senator Daniel Squadron is hosting a conference call along with local colleagues later today to discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what can be improved regarding the G Train shutdown. Now would be a great time to tell him, and our other elected officials (such as AM Joe Lentol and CM Levin) what you… READ MORE


Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 02 August 2014

by Stephen Wade on

Can you believe it’s August already? Summer is flying by and the market is beginning to enter full steam. Stone fruit, varieties of greens, berries and more are all making their way into market. Heirloom tomatoes are starting to come in droves, with S&SO and Bodhi Tree bringing in an almost never ending number of… READ MORE


Time to Play at American Playground

by Laura Treciokas on

The scaffolding has finally come down off the playground equipment at American Playground. (It had originally been put up while the building next door did window installation.) Caution tape still restricts access, but a worker who was there hosing off the area thought the space could be back open by late afternoon Tuesday. [Update: Caution… READ MORE


Improve Your Parks (Part III): Who to Contact

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, I attended Partnership for Parks meeting, How Can I Improve My Park? It was a fantastic panel discussion between city officials and active community volunteers on how people can improve their parks. You can read the recap of the discussion at Improve Your Parks (Part II): A Panel Discussion. It was ALSO the… READ MORE

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