Monthly Archives: March 2010

Three Terrific Open Space Updates

1. Bushwick Inlet (or at least, what we’re allowed to claim of it thus far) got a facelift thanks to a really wonderful new program. From Friend’s of Bushwick Inlet Park‘s Laura T… “the folks from NYC Community Cleanup showed up today and collected 15 bags of garbage and leaves after cleaning up our lovely stretch of public sidewalk alongside the inlet this morning… here’s a snapshot of them in action.” Now you can walk or run without getting papers stuck on your shoe or tripping over a bottle of […]

NEW: Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Website!

Feeling inspired about the future of our waterfront? Want to get involved with pushing it forward? The Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park have just launched a great new website for their group where you can get involved, and even better, see some beautiful renderings of the Bushwick Inlet Park vision!

NAG Delivers Testimony on Domino Sugar Development

Last night, Community Board 1 voted “No with modifications” on Community Preservation Corporation’s proposed redevelopment plan for the Domino Sugar site in South Williamsburg. Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (formerly Neighbors Against Garbage) is a volunteer-based community planning and environmental justice organization that has been performing grassroots organizing, advocacy and outreach/education to the North Brooklyn waterfront community of Williamsburg/Greenpoint since 1994. NAG supports the ULURP committee’s recommendation of “NO with MODIFICATIONS”. We do not believe that this plan, as it currently exists, is sustainable or can be considered good growth. […]

A Reminder to Shop Locally

On my morning walk to the Williamsburg Bridge, I’ve been feeling gnawed up every time I see the “Coming Soon: Duane Reade” sign flapping in the wind directly across from Kings Pharmacy at North 3rd and Bedford Ave. Duane Reade, as of February 17, is a front for Walgreen’s, the largest pharmacy chain in America, centered in Deerfield, Il. When I feel myself becoming incensed, I try to remind myself to think rationally and not emotionally– Duane Reade is allowed to come into that building because it’s “as-of-right use.” Is […]