Monthly Archives: December 2009

Prepare Your Public Comment! Newtown Creek (snowy) Winter Bike Tour Tomorrow

Hey all, tomorrow (Sunday, Dec 20) we will be doing a reprise of our Newtown Creek history bike tour in order to give you a crash education on our neighborhood’s most notorious toxic site. Led by Ryan Kuonen, this tour will give you some context for the current controversy surrounding the Creek’s potential federal Superfund status. We’re meeting at 10 am at the NAG office, 110 Kent Street right next to East River Park (N.8 St) This is written as a bike tour, so please take good precautions! Wear warm […]

NAG and TA Call for Safety Improvements in Response to Cyclist’s Death

In response to the death of 33 year-old Greenpoint cyclist Solange Raulston in a crash this weekend, Transportation Alternatives and NAG are calling for long-overdue safety improvements to the intersection of Nassau Avenue and McGuiness Boulevard. Raulston, a Greenpoint resident and well known DJ, was struck by a truck while cycling westbound on Nassau Avenue last Saturday. Between 1995 and 2005, there were 34 crashes involving bicyclists or pedestrians at this intersection, and two fatalities, making it the most dangerous intersection in North Brooklyn. The Department of Design and Construction […]

Reminder: NAG Holiday Party Tomorrow (Thursday Dec 10)

Join North Brooklyn advocacy organization Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) for a holiday party and Fundraiser on Thursday, December 10 from 7-10pm at The Woods. No cover (but we’ll be happy take your donations!) Come meet your neighbors, listen to some music, drink some cheap drinks, and bid on a silent auction, featuring great stuff from neighborhood spots, including: -Word Bookstore -The Brooklyn Kitchen/The Meat Hook -Alter Clothing -Southside CSA -Third Ward -Mast Brothers Chocolate -Cynthia’s Creations -Treehouse Brooklyn -Teddy’s Bar & Grill -The Lecture Series/Book Thug Nation -Sodafine […]