Posts Tagged ‘McGolrick Park’

USS Monitor Statue in McGolrick Park Vandalized

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Over the weekend, a statue near the central pavilion in McGolrick Park was senselessly vandalized and covered in paint. The statue entitled, “The Monitor and The Merrimac” was constructed by Antonio de Filippo in 1938 and honors Swedish-American engineer and inventor John Ericsson and his design of the USS Monitor. Constructed in Bushwick Inlet, the… READ MORE

Greenpoint Homeless – What Do We Do?

by Heather Van De Mark on

Recently, the Greenpoint Reformed Church, a GWAPP Member Organization, opened their doors to a 10-bed homeless shelter program run by local non-profit Common Ground. Apparently, it’s been received with mixed review from the church’s neighbors. As Holly Fairall pointed out in her previous post, “The McGolrick Park Homeless . . . It’s Complicated” when it… READ MORE

Take Your Tree to MulchFest 2013 — Jan 9 – 13

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Not sure what to do with that drying Christmas tree that’s dropping needle all over your living room floor? Don’t worry, NYC Parks has you covered with MulchFest 2013! There are two locations in North Brooklyn: McCarren Park (Driggs Avenue & Lorimer Street) On-site tree chipping. Residents are encouraged to bring bags to pick up… READ MORE

Be On The Lookout in McGolrick Park

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Thanks to an anonymous community member for submitting this Community News item about a person of serious concern in McGolrick Park: “Two nights ago a friend of mine was followed into Msgr. McGolrick Park by a homeless man who exposed himself and began masturbating. When she tried to leave the park, he followed her out… READ MORE

Sighting: Missing Manhole Cover

by Ryan Watson on

Recently spotted: a missing manhole cover in McGolrick Park is dangerous. Why has the city neglected to fix this? Manhole in question below.… READ MORE

McGolrick Park Dog Run Up and Running

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Below is a photo from the dog run clean up on Sunday, September 16th, where we were able to thank Assemblyman Joe Lentol and DPR Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey for their help in replacing the entrance gate that was damaged when the tree fell on it. Damage was from storm a few days previous.… READ MORE

The McGolrick Park Homeless . . . It’s Complicated

by Holly Fairall on

Whether you are first-time visitor to McGolrick Park or you’ve lived in the neighborhood surrounding the park all your life, there is a long-standing fixture of McGolrick that no one can overlook. No, I’m not talking about the historic center pavilion, or the beautiful maritime and wartime sculptures, or the majestic trees. . . I’m… READ MORE

The Toxic Site in Greenpoint You’ve Never Heard Of

by Mike Schade on

Somewhere beneath the streets of Greenpoint/East Williamsburg, cancer-causing chemicals are slowly drifting through the groundwater, evaporating into the air and making their way into peoples’ homes. They’re called the Meeker Avenue Plumes. When I moved to Sutton Street in Greenpoint four years ago, I immediately fell in love with the neighborhood, especially McGolrick Park. With… READ MORE

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