Posts Tagged ‘Open Space Alliance’

What you missed from Wednesday’s CB1 meeting if you left after Domino: Recap Pt. II

by Heather Van De Mark on

It was a packed room at the Swinging 60s Senior Center for last night’s monthly Community Board 1 Executive Board Meeting and Public Hearing. The buzz in the room was clearly over the agenda’s first item: Domino Sugar, which was certified last week. The board agreed to have Two Trees present and then have all… READ MORE

McCarren Park Pool Area to Ice Over in November

by GWAPP on

The City is abuzz with news that our very own McCarren Park pool will be repurposed into the McCarren Park Ice Rink this winter! Earlier this week, the NY Times reported that “The Beach,” a concrete section that juts into the pool, would be turned into an ice skating rink, and would be ready to… READ MORE

CB1 Meeting Recap: “United We Win”

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last night’s CB1 meeting was a doozy — 3 hours! — highlights, particularly those related to open space issues, below. Flood Resilience Zoning Text Amendment Presentation by Steve Lenard, Department of City Planning (DCP) The Amendment modifies zoning to ensure buildings meet the latest flood zone requirements. Lenard said changes are only applicable to new… READ MORE

Have Your Say at the OSA Community Committee Public Forum

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Have an idea to make North Brooklyn parks better? Want to know when the benches at McGolrick Park will be fixed? What’s the latest update on the the expansion of McCarren Park? Pose all these questions and more at the the Open Space Alliance (OSA) Community Committee Public Forum. The forum is your opportunity to… READ MORE

What’s Happening in Our Parks: An Update from the OSA Community Committee

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Last night marked the quarterly meeting of the Open Space Alliance’s Community Committee. Below is brief recap of pertinent information from last night’s meeting: Capital Projects Update: Bushwick Inlet Park: The current phase of the project is expected to be completed by June. The offices of the Open Space Alliance will inhabit the new building,… READ MORE

Spring Has Sprung in McGolrick Park! Flowers and Fun Forthcoming!

by Holly Fairall on

Old man winter may be extending his stay a bit longer, but the perennials of McGolrick Park don’t seem to mind. The tiny daffodil and tulip sprouts throughout the park are a welcome sight and a wonderful reminder of the McGolrick Park’s beauty when in full bloom. As many residents of the McGolrick Park area… READ MORE

The Organizational Alphabet Soup of North Brooklyn

by GWAPP on

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

Dog vs. Baby Battle Averted at Friends of Transmitter Park Meeting

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Friends of Transmitter Park (FOTP) meeting last night at Red Star Bar was hyped by some media outlets as an epic turf war between dogs and babies finally coming to a head. It was anything but. The first FOTP meeting was a friendly, well-organized meet-your-neighbor round table of open discussion. Recap of the First… READ MORE

Bushwick Inlet Park Shoreline Is Now Open!

by Laura Treciokas on

According to the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (per NYC Parks) the Bushwick Inlet Park Shoreline fronting North 9th/10th Street opened last Wednesday, 12/5! Once this grey weather clears we’ll post some more pictures here of the new public shoreline area in all its glory. (For now, take a look at these photos from… 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

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