Neighborhood News


Bridging the Creek Survey: Newtown Creek

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Green Shores NYC is doing a survey as part of their new initiative, Bridging the Creek (BTC). BTC is all about engaging neighbors and stakeholders on both sides of Newtown Creek to foster dialogue and collaborate on environmental stewardship. The first step of the BTC project is a community survey. Please take a few minutes… READ MORE


Greenpoint: Know Your Zone

by Heather Van De Mark on

The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has launched a nifty new, multi-lingual website: Know Your Zone where users can find information about “the city’s hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare.” (The new campaign even comes with its own hashtag #knowyourzone because everything has… READ MORE


Tomorrow at the Greenpoint-McCarren Park Greenmarket

by Stephen Wade on

Spring has sprung in the market, and strawberries are making a roaring return to the market! You can find them at Bodhi Tree this week. And what goes better with strawberries than rhubarb?! At the market information booth this week, we’ll be making rhubarb compote with strawberries, apples, and other foods of the market, sweet… READ MORE


Another Brownfield Application Submitted on West St.

by Heather Van De Mark on

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 43-57 West Street and 2-24 Oak Street, aka the Greenpoint Marina, from 24 Oak LLC and 57 West LLC. The site ID is #C224190. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the… READ MORE


The Future of GWAPP: Become a Board Member

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A friendly reminder that now is a great time to become a part of GWAPP! We are currently looking for individuals to sit on the board, as well as volunteers to help with future activities including events, education, outreach and advocacy. Join the GWAPP Board Board members will sit for three-year terms and will be… READ MORE

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Grow Your Parks: OSA Comm Comm Public Forum next Monday

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Open Space Alliance Community Committee (OSA Comm Comm) will be holding its annual public forum next Monday “to discuss what’s on everyone’s minds this time of year: PARKS. At this meeting, you’ll hear from OSA, Parks officials, park volunteers, AND have a chance to brainstorm what our community park priorities should be.” OSA Comm… READ MORE


Cooper Park Farmer’s Market Opens Sunday

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From Down to Earth Farmer’s Markets: Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market celebrates its 2014 Opening Day this Sunday, May 25th! The market is thriving along side the East Williamsburg neighborhood it serves. Now in its third year, several new vendors are joining the market line-up this week, including: Full Circle Farm, Saratoga Crackers,… READ MORE

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Village Voice: Flea or Flee?

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The Village Voice took interest in North Brooklyn parks this week in their article: Flea or Flee? Food Fairs and Music Fests Are Great Until They’re Not From the article: But it also raises a question: In a city with one of the nation’s lowest ratios of usable park space to population, who should get… READ MORE


NYC Audubon is Bringing Birds to Greenpoint

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NYC Audubon was recently awarded a small grant as part of the GCEF. Their grant is to create an “urban oasis” at McGolrick Park. The project includes planting and maintaining native species (like wildflowers) that provide food and shelter for migratory birds within the park. NYC Audubon is currently recruiting volunteers to 1.) help install… READ MORE


Greenpoint Gets Greener? West St. Brownfield Application Submitted

by Heather Van De Mark on

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup application and a Remedial Investigation Work Plan for 11 West Street (between Quay and Calyer Sts.) in Greenpoint from M & H Realty LLC. The site ID is #C224191. The application can be viewed at the Greenpoint branch of the Brooklyn Public Library… READ MORE


Guided Walk of Newtown Creek & Greenpoint’s History

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Read the full story, What Lurks Under the Pulaski Bridge? A Dose of Greenpoint History by Ellie Rose on Greenpointers. “By the 1850s, 10% of the wealth of the entire United States was found between Williamsburg and Newtown Creek,” says Waxman. “So this was the original home of industry in the United States of America.”… READ MORE


CB1 Public Hearing and Board Meeting Recap: Summer Programming, Waterfront Development and more

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last night’s Community Board 1 (CB1) Public Hearing and Board Meeting was pretty standard fair—liquor licenses new and renewals, several outdoor sidewalk applications (no surprise given the nicer weather), and requests for special permits. I’ll jump straight into the open space/parks/environmental news and then touch on other items of note from the meeting. You can… READ MORE

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