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Grow Your Parks: OSA Comm Comm Public Forum next Monday

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Open Space Alliance Community Committee (OSA Comm Comm) will be holding its annual public forum next Monday “to discuss what’s on everyone’s minds this time of year: PARKS. At this meeting, you’ll hear from OSA, Parks officials, park volunteers, AND have a chance to brainstorm what our community park priorities should be.” OSA Comm… READ MORE

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An Ice Rink Could Be Coming to McCarren Park Pool (And More Updates from the OSA Community Committee)

by Ryan Watson on

McCarren Park Pool just might have an ice rink in it’s future. The Open Space Alliance is in discussions with the Parks Department to actualize a proposal to turn the deck area of the pool into a public ice skating rink this fall and winter. The projected opening date is sometime around Thanksgiving and is… READ MORE

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Tale of Two Parks: Disparities in City Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

The NY Times online had a really interesting and informative article on the disparities in New York City’s parks: “A Little-Known Reason for Disparities in New York’s Parks.” While it doesn’t mention any parks in North Brooklyn, the article does mention other parks in Brooklyn, as well as a new advocacy group, New Yorkers for… READ MORE

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OSA CommComm Public Forum Recap

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last night, Open Space Alliance (OSA) Community Committee (CommComm) held a public forum to openly discuss the current state of North Brooklyn parks with involved and concerned community residents. About half the residents attending had never been to an OSA meeting, meaning lots of new people are getting involved which is great! The event progressed… READ MORE

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

by GWAPP on

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

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

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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

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Update: Status of Parks Repairs/Projects in North Brooklyn

by Trina McKeever on

At the February 4th meeting of the Open Space Alliance Community Committee, Kurt Cavanaugh, OSA’s Deputy Director, provided updates from OSA and NYC Parks on the status of ongoing projects and their progress: Bushwick Inlet Park – the Parks building is still on track to completed construction by the end of March. Currently installing lighting,… READ MORE

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OSA Community Committee Meeting 12/3

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The Community Committee of the Open Space Alliance (OSA) for North Brooklyn will hold its next meeting on Monday, December 3 at 6:30pm at the McCarren Park Play Center, 766 Lorimer Street. The committee, comprised of representatives from various community parks organizations, will advise OSA’s Board of Directors on community needs and parks issues in… READ MORE

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