Posts Tagged ‘Community Board 1’

© 2013 Handel Architects. Rendering of Greenpoint Landing Project.

Public Meeting for Greenpoint Landing Project and Waterfront Parks

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Last week, Community Board 1 (CB1) posted an agenda notice notifying residents of an upcoming public meeting on the Greenpoint Landing Project. The project, which will sit on 22 acres of Greenpoint waterfront, proposes ten residential buildings each reaching thirty to forty stories high. In order to begin development on this project, the developers must… READ MORE

The Organizational Alphabet Soup of North Brooklyn

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With so many local non-profit organizations, city and state agencies working in North Brooklyn, there’s a lot of acronyms to keep track of. Here’s a breakdown to help make some more sense of the “alphabet soup” of neighborhood activism in our community: CB1: Community Board 1 Community Board 1 (CB1) is the local community board… READ MORE

1/8 CB1 Meeting Re-Cap

by Heather Van De Mark on

A summary of Community Board 1′s meeting last night on January 8, 2013. Presentation: Martin Dunn of Dunn Development Corp. presented an affordable housing development plan for 59 Frost Street, which is currently a vacant warehouse and a vacant single home (Dunn Development previously created affordable housing in the CB1 area at N. 5th St.… READ MORE

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Community Board 1 Has A New Website

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Have you been looking for the latest presentation of the Brooklyn Greenway or trying to find the dates of an upcoming parks committee meeting (well, you can always turn to our events calendar) so you can get approval for that relay race your throwing? The website for Community Board 1 has moved. See it for… READ MORE

© 2012 The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway: A 14-mile Route Connecting Waterfront Communities & Destinations Presentation

12/20 CB1 Transportation Committee Recap: Brooklyn Greenway, Pedestrian Safety Measures, New Waterfront Bus Route

by Ryan Watson on

Last night, the room overflowed for the CB1 meeting of the Transportation Committee. The committee reviewed three projects on their agenda, including: the proposed building of the first section of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on West Street; proposed pedestrian and traffic safety measures around Borinquen Place; and a proposed route for a new Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Long Island… READ MORE

West Street Bike Lane Rendering. Courtesy of DOT.

Important Meeting: CB1 Transportation Meeting Reviewing Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

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We want to remind everyone to mark their calendars and attend a very important Community Board 1 meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The Transportation Committee will be meeting for a presentation on the schematics of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway plan to reconfigure West Street between Eagle and Quay Streets. The plan includes: Two-way, Class… READ MORE

12/4 CB1 Meeting Re-Cap

by Heather Van De Mark on

A brief summary of Community Board 1′s meeting last night on December 4th. The meeting kicked off by swearing in four new board members, including GWAPP board member: Trina McKeever. Congrats Trina! Presentation: Esteban Duran presented on the Green Jobs/Green NY program, which provides funding for energy assessments, low cost financing for energy upgrades, and… READ MORE

Proposed configuration for West St.

CB1 Re-Cap: West Street Bike Lane

by Ryan Watson on

At last night’s Community Board 1 meeting, a presentation was given by Linda Reardon of the RBC group, a design firm retained by the NYC Department of Design & Construction (NYC DDC), on the first segment of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI). This 14-mile route would connect Greenpoint to Sunset Park with a series of… READ MORE

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CB1 Meeting Tonight: Proposed Bike Lane On West Street

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Get involved in your community and attend tonight’s Community Board 1 meeting this evening. It will take place this evening at 6:30 PM at the Swinging 60′s Center (211 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211). A key item on tonight’s agenda is a presentation by the Department of Transportation (DOT) on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Amongst… READ MORE

Review from the CB1 Public Hearing & Board Meeting

by Heather Van De Mark on

Good stuff at the CB1 meeting this week. Just to keep you readers abreast of the what’s happening in the system: Chairman’s Report Chairman Olechowski attended a fundraiser in DUMBO about poverty and homelessness and thinks their should be a bigger conversation about these topics among all communities and neighborhoods, as it’s a very real… READ MORE

Photo by Alanna Rios

The Future of the Domino Sugar Factory

by Alanna Rios on

Receiving news that the iconic Domino Sugar Factory officially sold for redevelopment a couple of weeks back was like getting news that your favorite childhood candy store shut down or that your long time friendly neighbor has moved on, but worse. For those of us who’ve resided in Williamsburg for some time, we know the… READ MORE

Review from the Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks Meeting

by Ryan Watson on

On September 5, Community Board 1′s (CB1) Land Use, ULURP & Landmarks sub-committee held a meeting and public hearing. The two items on the agenda were the regarding: a) a special permit to build a full-service gym at 910 Manhattan Avenue, and; b) to turn the 2576 block of McGuiness Ave (between Greenpoint and Calyer)… READ MORE