Neighborhood News


Is Greenpoint ‘Just Green Enough’?

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Checkout Next City’s piece, Pretty Park, Affordable Rent: Making Neighborhoods “Just Green Enough” that examines the paradox of environmental gentrification. A growing body of academic literature examines a paradox: Low-income communities tend to suffer from various kinds of environmental injustice, including shortage of green space. But when these concerns are addressed — the power plant… READ MORE


KBridge Construction Project Update

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last Wednesday was the Brooklyn update meeting for the upcoming Koscuiszko Bridge Project or “Kbridge” Project. (Tomorrow night the same presentation will be given by NYS DOT in Queens–see the GWAPP calendar for details.) The presentation didn’t touch on many of the areas I was most interested in–green space, street-scaping, bike lanes, Meeker Ave. plumes,… READ MORE


Re-Opening of East River Ferry Service at India St. Pier Still TBD

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Today, State Senator Squadron and Councilman Levin released a statement requesting at the very least a confirmation of when the India St. pier will be reopened. This request comes as the G train summer shutdown approaches. Full release below: SQUADRON, LEVIN STATEMENT ON ONGOING CLOSURE OF INDIA STREET PIER BROOKLYN – Today, State Senator Daniel… READ MORE


Late Night Greenpoint Ave Bridge Closure: Jul 14 & Jul 16

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The Department of Transportation is putting out notices that on Monday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 16, between 11:00pm and 5:00am, they will be closing both eastbound lanes of the Greenpoint Ave bridge over Newtown Creek to repair a damaged trunnion plate (which even after reading the Wikipedia page for a Trunnion, what that is… READ MORE


All Children in NYC Can Eat Free This Summer

by Heather Van De Mark on

From June 27 to August 29, all children can receive a FREE healthy breakfast and lunch, every Monday thru Friday courtesy of the Department of Education (DOE), National Basketball Association (NBA), and Share Our Strength (SOS) annual summer program. From the press release, “Children don’t need to be enrolled in summer school to participate in… READ MORE

Photo by peppergrasss on Flickr.

Canning Extravaganza at the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

Summer is starting to come into full bloom, and that means canning season is revving up! Ever thought about putting food in jars, whether it’s jam, pickles, or even cheese? Starting this Saturday, the Greenmarket at Greenpoint-McCarren Park will be hosting a canning demo and info session with a raffle and giveaways courtesy of Ball… READ MORE


Combined Sewer Overflow: Why Our Waterways Stink

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Last week’s thunderstorms didn’t just threaten the annual fireworks show, they threatened the surrounding areas’ waterways. How, you might ask. More than half of New York City’s sewers operate using a Combined Sewer (CS) system. A CS system means that sanitary and industrial wastewater, rainwater, snowmelt and street runoff all go into the same sewers… READ MORE


Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market: 06 July 2014

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Armelle and her band The Hand Jive Tribe will bring an interactive and multicultural music show to children and their parents at the Cooper Park farmer’s market from 11 am to 1 pm. Armelle plays a wide range of music and picks volunteers from the crowd to try out a world instrument along with the… READ MORE


Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket Update: 05 July 2014

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Yogurt making? Solar ovens? Pickling? How-to’s on compost? All of these are topics we’ll be covering in the next month at the Market Information booth! Every week at 11:30am, we cover new and exciting produce at market, talk recipes and answer any questions about GrowNYC and the greenmarkets and our farmers from 8am to 3pm.… READ MORE


Free Tennis Lessons for Kids at McCarren Park

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City Parks Foundation is offering free tennis lessons for kids aged 6 to 16 this summer as part of their CityParks Tennis program presented by Chase. Through July 1 to August 8, CityParks Tennis will be holding free tennis lessons on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00pm at McCarren Park. Lessons are offered at… READ MORE


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn–Unless It’s in Greenpoint-Williamsburg

by Heather Van De Mark on

Recently, WNYC aired a segment called, “If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?” You can listen to it online here, it’s only about six minutes. If you’ve followed the GWAPP blog for a while now, you’ll know we’re big fans of free trees and tree stewardship, but according to the radio story:… READ MORE


Down to Earth’s Cooper Park Market Now with Yoga

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Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market now has Horman’s Best Pickles back every week. This in addition to the market’s fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, delicious popsicles made with local fruit, fair trade nuts and coffees, and much more. Also, the farmers market now has textile recycling by Green Tree Textiles and… READ MORE

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