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Renderings of Domino Sugar Factory Development

The Latest News on the Domino Sugar Construction

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In the past year things have been ramping up in the former Domino Sugar Factory. Last fall Two Trees Management purchased the factory proposing a new set of plans for the historic landmarked property. In the last few months, work has begun on asbestos abatement, a pop-up park in the former parking lot has opened… READ MORE


Apply to Build an Urban Forest

by Ryan Watson on

The New York State Department of Enviromental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for community groups to plant urban forests! As part of the Urban Forestry Grant program, communities can apply for tree planting, maintenance grants or invasive pest studies in cases involving an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Long Horned… READ MORE

© Photo by Noel Hidalgo.

McGolrick/Winthrop Park Community Meeting Write Up

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Last weekend there was a great community meeting that brought together local officials and the neighborhood to discuss issues about McGolrick/Winthrop Park. Check out this Google Doc by Daniel Latorre who moderated the event, as well as transcribed it. There appears to have been a lot of good discussion (in English and Polish) on a… READ MORE


Another $1,000,000 is Coming to District 33

by Heather Van De Mark on

It’s hard to believe but Participatory Budgeting (PB) is gearing back up for another round! Participatory Budgeting is “where district residents participate directly in the city budgeting process, deciding how to spend $1,000,000 in city funds. These funds can go towards capital projects in our parks, our schools—or wherever else the residents of our district… READ MORE

© 2013 Ryan Watson. Street View from Kent Avenue.

HPD Hearing on Friday about Tax Breaks & Domino Development

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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will hold a public hearing to discuss a rule amendment to Section 421-a of the Real Property Tax Law (“421-a Program”). The proposed amendment specifically addresses the “Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Exclusion Area,” which includes the controversial Domino Sugar development. 421-a is a tax break developers receive if… READ MORE


Love North Brooklyn? Volunteer as a GWAPP Contributor

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Maybe you’re new to the fabulous neighborhoods of North Brooklyn and want to meet people; maybe you’re an outdoor enthusiast who has always wanted to play along the murky waters of Newtown Creek; maybe you’re a parent whose child is older now, giving you more free time to pursue your own interests; or maybe you’re… READ MORE

Official CPC Disposition. Click to view complete PDF.

ULURP Watch: BBP Decision is… and CPC Public Hearing Date

by Heather Van De Mark on

Hopefully, everyone’s getting ready to delve into the $19.5 million Exxon Mobile Settlement, aka the Environmental Benefits Project, aka the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) program. But the fight isn’t over yet with Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial St.’s ULURP actions. Let’s get ready to multi-task Greenpoint! Where does Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial St.… READ MORE


The Time Has Come: $19.5 Million On Its Way to Greenpoint

by Ryan Watson on

Decades after the ExxonMobil oil spill, the settlement money which resulted in $19.5 million in Environmental Benefit Projects (EBP) for Greenpoint has finally come to fruition. To a full house of over 400 people last night’s public meeting regarding the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) program administrators laid out the next steps moving forward for… READ MORE

Front Page_CAB Sept Presentation

Updates on Parks & Affordable Housing Progress from the Community Advisory Board (CAB)

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Earlier this month, the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for Greenpoint-Williamsburg held a meeting updating the status on various projects across the neighborhoods including: Affordable housing sites Completed Parks Projects: American Playground, Rodney Playground, Transmitter Park Expanision of McCarren Park: Union Avenue Demapping Bushwick Inlet Park Public Waterfront Access MTA Lot: 65 Commercial Street Newtown Barge… READ MORE


Register NOW for your FREE TREE!

by Ryan Watson on

Fall is here and that means it’s time for another free tree giveaway with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The giveaway will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the 61 Franklin Street Garden. In order to receive a tree you must plant it in the ground within the 5… READ MORE

Greenmarket at McCarren Park: Eggplant Extravaganza

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday’s Greenmarket will be celebrating eggplants at market. Eggplant comes in all colors, shapes and sizes and the options are endless. We will have some recipes and information at the market tent and market manager Keren will be cooking up her famous baba ganoush recipe–not to be missed! We will also be continuing our… READ MORE


Borough President’s Greenpoint Landing & 77 Commercial Public Hearing: Videos & Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

If you weren’t able to attend Tuesday’s Brooklyn Borough President’s meeting regarding the ULURP requests for 77 Commercial St. and Greenpoint Landing, have no fear, Heather has you covered. No not me–I couldn’t attend either!–but Miss Heather of New York Shitty not only attended but took videos of all the community testimonies. Watch them and… READ MORE