Monthly Archives: October 2009


Tuesday, November 3 Williamsburg Walks Feedback Session

Every year, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and the L Magazine want to get closer to what the people in the neighborhood want Williamsburg Walks to be like, this is why we are inviting you along with local residents and organizations to a: Williamsburg Walks Feedback session On Tuesday November 3rd, from 7 to 9pm, At the Senior Center, 270 Bedford Avenue, in Williamsburg Project for Public Spaces (PPS) – an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public places that build communities – will be […]


Thoughts on Displacement by Deborah Masters

I heard former NAG member Deborah Masters give an amazing recollection of her life in Williamsburg at a recent conference and thought it would be interesting to share it on the blog. I moved to NY in 1974 to go to art school. Since then I have been pushed out of 3 loft buildings despite the fact that I helped do the work on the Loft Law and Chapter 466, which covered Brooklyn. These buildings were supposed to be protected. There are no real protections for loft dwellers, even when […]


Raise the Roof of the Town Hall with They Might Be Giants, Nada Surf & Charles Bissell of the Wrens!

Join us for the Raise the Roof Benefit Concert to help fund the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. NAG and the People’s Firehouse need to raise almost $2 million to make the former Engine 212 into a building that will be a new civic engine for the neighborhood by housing a variety of important community services and offer a new community performance venue/meeting space. Help us make the dream a reality and join us… Wednesday October 28th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg 66 North 6th St, btween Wythe […]


Want More Bike Racks? Try FixCity!

The NAG Transportation Working Group is pleased to announce that we are the first community partner on FixCity.org Bike Racks, a new website that allows community members to identify locations for new bike racks in the neighborhood! Developed by the Open Planning Project, the Livable Streets Initiative, and the Transportation AlternativesBrooklyn Committee, the goal of the website is to identify 300 suitable spaces for much-needed bike parking in the neighborhood. Community District 1 serves as the site’s pilot project — if successful, it will go citywide next! So please check out the site at FixCity.org […]


McCarren Greenmarket is Moving Across the Park

The McCarren Park Greenmarket is moving to the part of the park near the dog run and compost project. Due to reseeding in the northwest corner of McCarren Park, our neighborhood Greenmarket will be permanently relocating. Starting October 17th visit our new location: Union Ave. between N. 12th St. and Driggs Ave. Still located in McCarren Park, nestled under the trees between the dog run and track, you will find the same great farmers and same great food. This market will continue to run every Saturday, 8am-4pm, year-round, with a […]