Neighborhood News

McGuinness Working Group Speak Out

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NAG (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth) is sponsoring a forum on issues surrounding McGuinness Blvd. Do you live, work, or play near McGuinness Blvd?  How many times a day do you cross it?  How does it make you feel?  What is your experience? Come share your feelings on video and help us compile thoughts and… READ MORE

This Week in Sludge

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DREDGING DELAYED The start date for dredging has been continually slipping since the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) last reported it would start in October 2013 (in itself a delay from the originally scheduled start of June 2013). This time the problem is related to disposal of the dredge materials. DEP’s contractor had originally made… READ MORE

New Digester Gas Cleaning Plant Slated for Greenpoint Ave and other NCMC news

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On December 19, 2013, National Grid and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans to construct a digester gas cleaning plant on Greenpoint Ave, next to the Visitor’s Center and just behind the bus stop on Greenpoint Avenue, the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) reports.   For years, this area was promised by… READ MORE

Newtown Creek Nature Walk Expands

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The Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee reports that the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has presented to NCMC the final plans for Phase 2 and 3 of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. Phase 2 will consist of a series of walkways over Whale Creek and Phase 3 will be landscaped open space built on… READ MORE


Happy Holidays–See You Next Year

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We hope you all have a wonderful holiday and we’ll be back in 2014 with more open space, environmental, land use and local reporting. If you’re in the holiday spirit–considering taking a minute to show your support on local issues at Governor Cuomo: Protect Greenpoint and our children from toxins before it is too… READ MORE


CM Levin announces 77 Commercial land use vote

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Official Press Release from Council Member Stephen Levin’s office: CM Levin statement on 77 Commercial Street land use action BROOKLYN – Council Member Stephen Levin is announcing that Greenpoint will receive a fully-funded waterfront park at 65 Commercial St. and 200 units of permanently affordable housing after a City Council vote today in favor of… READ MORE

© 2013. Pulaski Bridge Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements, NYC DOT.

Bikers & Pedestrians Rejoice: More Elbow Room Planned for Pulaski Bridge

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Back in January 2013, we reported on Assemblyman Lentol’s request for DOT to build a dedicated bike lane on the Pulaski Bridge that currently spans the gap between Greenpoint and Long Island City. DOT investigated and responded to both CB1 in Brooklyn and CB2 in Queens, that yes, a dedicated bike lane is feasible and… READ MORE


City Parks Foundation Launches Newtown Creek Website

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City Parks Foundation, the administrator of the $7 million mitigation funds of a NYS lawsuit, has launched it’s Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Project website. Similar to the GCEF’s $19.5 million, this $7 million is reserved for “community environmental benefit projects in the areas proximate to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.” This includes areas in… READ MORE


Crowded CB1 Public Hearing and Board Meeting at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center

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As Comptroller John Liu noted when he addressed the crowd, “A lot of action in Community Board 1!” and he was right. There were well over 100 people in attendance, many standing in the back or near the door after all the seats had been take. Here are some of the key items that were… READ MORE


It’s that time of year: Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines

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While you may be reveling in eggnog and mistletoe, there’s still plenty of wrapping up to be done before the end of the year, and I don’t mean the presents. Here’s a friendly reminder of a few end of year deadlines. Have any others to add? Mention them in the comments! Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund:… READ MORE


City Council Recap: 77 Commercial Street ULURP

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Earlier this month, the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning & Franchises met to discuss the 77 Commercial St. ULURP requests. There is a video of the meeting online. I’ve included timestamps on the recap (not a transcription) below, so you can jump through the video to the parts that interest you. Use the links below… READ MORE


Smile: Photos from the Parks

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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. And we have your Instagram photos to prove it. Grab a mug of something warm and get outside! Don’t let a snow and cold keep you from enjoying the great outdoors of Greenpoint. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or… READ MORE