Posts Tagged ‘Transmitter Park’

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Smile: Photos from the Parks

by Heather Van De Mark on

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. And we have your Instagram photos to prove it. Grab a mug of something warm and get outside! Don’t let a snow and cold keep you from enjoying the great outdoors of Greenpoint. Have an Instagram photo to share? Tag #GreenpointGWAPP and your location (ex: #McCarrenPark or… READ MORE

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Updates on Parks & Affordable Housing Progress from the Community Advisory Board (CAB)

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Earlier this month, the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for Greenpoint-Williamsburg held a meeting updating the status on various projects across the neighborhoods including: Affordable housing sites Completed Parks Projects: American Playground, Rodney Playground, Transmitter Park Expanision of McCarren Park: Union Avenue Demapping Bushwick Inlet Park Public Waterfront Access MTA Lot: 65 Commercial Street Newtown Barge… READ MORE

Mockingbirds Don’t Sing… They Attack!

by Heather Van De Mark on

Apparently some mockingbirds have been getting pretty aggressive over at the WNYC Transmitter Park. The bad behavior–including running their beaks into people’s heads–is pretty common behavior if the birds have baby mockingbirds around to protect. From Wikipedia: “Northern Mockingbirds are born relatively immobile and defenseless. The levels of belligerence exhibited by parents therefore increase once… READ MORE

Forgotten Greenpoint: WNYC Transmitter on the East River

by Greenpointers on

Who listens to radio these days? I enjoy some WNYC action from time to time (when they are not doing a pledge-drive, of course), and my neighbor across the airshaft seems to enjoy sports radio at elevated volume levels around 7 a.m., so there are at least two of us. But after some research I… READ MORE

Get Outside: Enjoy a Park This Weekend!

by GWAPP on

With the weather in the 50s and full of sunshine this weekend, we encourage everyone to get outside! Run on the track, throw a ball in the park, ride the ferry, get your hands dirty at a community garden, take your dog to the dog run, pick up some compost, or enjoy lunch along the… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

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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Community Advisory Board Presentation – Several Parks Updates

by GWAPP on

Earlier this month, the Community Advisory Board (CAB) for Greenpoint-Williamsburg held a meeting updating the status on various projects across the neighborhoods including industrial zones, affordable housing sites, McCarren park, Bushwick Inlet park, WNYC Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Playground comfort station, Rodney Playground Center, the MTA Lot on Commercial St., Newtown Barge Terminal Playground, and Sludge… READ MORE

© 2012 Trina McKeever. Used with permission.

Sighting: Excuse Me, Is That Your Parking Space?

by Trina McKeever on

I learned this morning that the enormous barge/crane rig that has been anchored between the India Street/East River Ferry and the Greenpoint Avenue/Transmitter Park piers since last Friday is actually just parking. The rig belongs to a crew securing the East River Manhattan shoreline and is parked in Greenpoint for security reasons while the UN… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

Transmitter Park Opening Day

by Ryan Watson on

It was truly fantastic to head over to Transmitter Park on Saturday for its opening day. The park was bustling — friends having a picnic, people walking their dogs, children running barefoot in the grass, cyclists pausing on the waterfront and people reading and drawing, and lots of families playing on the playground. Check out… READ MORE

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

WNYC Transmitter Park Opens August 25

by Ryan Watson on

Transmitter Park—a 6.6 acre space at the end of Greenpoint Avenue—is set to open this Saturday, August 25, 2012 according to several area newspapers. The seemingly finished park had been kept gated all summer, but when the New York Post began investigating the delay in the park’s opening, the city responded that they were just… READ MORE