Neighborhood News


Save the Date: DOT Update on Kosciuszko Bridge Project

by Heather Van De Mark on

As you may (or may not) know the Kosciuszko Bridge–aka the BQE that runs between Greenpoint and Queens–is getting a makeover. In fact, the construction of the new Kosciuszko Bridge is “the largest project in the history of the New York State Department of Transportation.” The DOT will be hosting two public information meetings in… READ MORE

Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg Closure: Car, Bike & Pedestrian Lanes

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Routine maintenance work (cleaning and lubricating expansion joints and slides) will take place on the Williamsburg Bridge on Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27, from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next morning. Roadways will be closed one lane at a time in both directions. The bicycle path (June 26) and walkway (June 27)… READ MORE

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Look But Don’t Touch: No Swimming in Newtown Creek

by Heather Van De Mark on

As summer hits and temperatures rise, we’re all looking for ways to cool off. Considering our neighborhood is along the waterfront, it’s tempting to think a quick dip in the East River or Newtown Creek couldn’t hurt. Surprise, not really, it will hurt–or at least potentially make you very sick. News is spreading over a… READ MORE

Transmitter Park Ice Cream

Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

Saturday may be the official first day of Summer, but we’ve been kicking it outside in North Brooklyn for weeks now. Check out this month’s Photos from the Parks of everyone enjoying the great outdoors. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or #BushwickInletPark).… READ MORE


Dog Waste and Tree Pits Don’t Mix

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Read the full story, Uptown Group Educating Neighbors About Dangers of Dog Waste by Nigel Chiwaya on DNAInfo. The acid in dog urine burns the nutrients out of soil and can even corrode metal street lamps, Williamson explained, while dog feces can carry the deadly, blood-sucking parasite hookworm.… READ MORE


Affordable Housing: 1133 Manhattan Avenue Taking Applications

by Heather Van De Mark on

Notice from CB1: The new affordable housing development at 1133 Manhattan Avenue (between Clay Street and Box Street) is accepting applications. Applications will be provided to individuals who visit our office (435 Graham Avenue) and personally request a copy. There will be only one application provided per individual. The applications are color coded and cannot… READ MORE


More Greenpoint Transportation Updates

by Heather Van De Mark on

As a follow up to April’s G Train Shutdown town hall meeting, State Senator Squadron’s office has released the following update below. As previously noted, the G Train will shut down between Court Square and Nassau Avenue from July 26 to September 1 for Hurricane Sandy repairs. Free shuttle buses will run the stops between… READ MORE


India St. Pier and G Train Updates

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Read the full story, Investigating the India Street Ferry (Or lack thereof) by Matt A. on Greenpointers. “We’re well aware by now that the imminent five-week G suspension this summer (from late July through the end of August) has many commuters spooked. Adding insult to injury, the New York Waterways ferry landing at India Street—by… READ MORE

Go Green

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival is Tomorrow

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Town Square’s Go Green! Greepoint Festival is tomorrow! There will be so much to do and see (mostly in McCarren Park) from noon to 5pm. Get outside, meet your neighbors and see what living in Greenpoint is all about. GWAPP will have a table, so come say hello and learn more about our mission! Here’s… READ MORE


Cooper Park Farmer’s Market — Now with Textile Recycling!

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On Sunday, June 8th, Cooper Park’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will begin to host textile recycling with Green Tree Textiles. They are committed to keeping textiles out of our overburdened landfills. You can bring them everything from unworn clothing to tattered fabrics. If the clothing is still useable, they will donate it to charity;… READ MORE


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

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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

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