Monthly Archives: April 2010

NAG Action

NAG is pleased to announce a new initiative: NAG ACTION! NAG ACTION is a once-a-month collaborative meeting between concerned citizens looking to learn more and do more. NAG ACTION brings the issues of our Organizing Agenda: Open Space, Transportation, Affordable Housing, and Community Character, under one umbrella. The goal is to address them in a proactive way and to support the larger goals of progressive, intelligent community growth. NAG ACTION will meet the first Tuesday of every month to have a “teach-in” on a selected topic that is concerning our […]

McGuiness and NAG in the Daily News

Jake Pearson from the Daily News has an exclusive today on the preliminary results of NAG’s traffic monitoring project at Nassau Ave. and McGuiness Blvd. Yet another fatality on McGuiness, 28-year-old pedestrian Neil Chamberlain, is calling attention to North Brooklyn’s most dangerous street. Using a pilot version of the Neighborhood Traffic Monitoring Kit developed by Transportation Alternatives, NAG volunteers have found some shocking results. As Pearson writes: “Over the eight hours, drivers ran red lights 150 times, yapped on their mobile phones 89 times, and failed to yield to pedestrians […]

The North Brooklyn Week in Review

After more than three years of review, HPD has finally awarded the development rights for the Greenpoint Hospital site. The winning bidder – TNS Development, an outsider in North Brooklyn – won out over local development groups Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corporation and Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. The redevelopment will bring 240 units of affordable housing to the former hospital site. Marty Markowitz agrees with NAG – New Domino is way too big. Marty wants to see New Domino match the density of other recent waterfront developments, all of which […]

Williamsburg Talks

Last night, about 30 local residents gathered in the back room of Teddy’s to plan the 2010 Williamsburg Walks. The event was a great success, thanks to everyone who attended and contributed. This year, WW (co-sponsored by NAG, the L Magazine and Project for Public Spaces) will take place over a two-day weekend – June 27th and June 28th. This was the first of many planning sessions. Williamsburg Walk needs volunteers and ideas for programming. If you would like to contribute, contact Gregor at

A Tragic Crash within Miles of Our Traffic Study Site

NAG Volunteers have recently been conducting a traffic study in conjunction with Transportation Alternatives. We’ve been watching the intersection where last year cyclist Solange Raulston was hit and killed on Nassau and McGuinness Blvd (where the other day I counted something like 30 “failure to yield to pedestrians” in a 15 minute block.) Now, tragically, just three blocks away, another near fatality has been reported. Please keep community member Neil Chamberlain in your thoughts as he struggles to survive. Read the full article from Gothamist here. If you’d like to […]