Posts Tagged ‘Open Space’

2013 Ryan Watson. Jim Dellavalle shaping up the bike park.

Photo Essay: Inside the Construction of Havemeyer Park

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After three months of construction Havemeyer Park opened to the public this past week. The former parking lot of the historic Domino Sugar Factory, on Kent Avenue between S. 3rd and S. 4th, along the Williamsburg waterfront has now been converted into an urban farm run by North Brooklyn Farms, Brooklyn’s first (legal) mountain bike… READ MORE

2013 Ryan Watson. Sunset through the Domino Tower at North Brooklyn Farms.

Havemeyer Park To Bring An Acre of Open Space to Southside Williamsburg

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Summertime is here. The sunflowers are opening. The bike track has been shaped and capped. The plants are in the ground. The sod has been laid and now it’s time to open this park to the public! The 55,000 square foot former parking lot of the Domino Sugar Factory, now named Havemeyer Park, is officially… READ MORE

CRASH LANDING: Greenpoint Landing Project Presented at CB1 Joint Committee Meeting

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Developers and their attorneys, architects and landscape designers presented plans for “Greenpoint Landing” and the adjacent 77 Commercial Street development at a combined meeting of Community Board One’s Executive Committee, Parks and Waterfront Committee and Land Use/ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) Committee Monday night in an overcrowded McCarren Pool Play Center room. Park Tower… READ MORE

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Support More Green Space in Greenpoint!

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Hey Neighbors! Greenpoint’s newest community garden and open space, the 61 Franklin Street Garden, needs your help! Local residents and community organizers have been for working months to convert the vacant lot on Franklin Street into a thriving outdoor green space for residents and members of the community. And that’s where you come in! Members… READ MORE

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Hey Greenpoint! Can You Make Your Block the Greenest Block in Brooklyn?

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Don’t you love walking down the street, turning a corner only to be met by a beautifully cared for window box, lush greenery and the scent of blooming flowers making you forget you’re in the city? Wouldn’t it be great if someone offered an incentive for residents and businesses to do this fundamental work of… READ MORE

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Would You Like to Join Greenpoint’s Newest Garden?

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On this amazingly beautiful spring day, it’s very exciting to announce the details of a new garden coming to Northern Greenpoint! With another strong turnout at goodyoga, who generous offered us their space for the meeting over the weekend (meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 2pm), the 61 Franklin Street Garden… READ MORE

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The Next Steps for the 61 Franklin Street Garden

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This past Saturday, the first meeting of the 61 Franklin Street Garden met at Good Yoga in Greenpoint to discuss plans for the space, decide upon how plots will be allocated and to voice what types of plants and design elements the community would like to see in this currently vacant lot. Our next step… READ MORE

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