The Hudson River Foundation is administering $1 million dollars from the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Project (EBP). What’s that you ask? Back in 2008, after decades of work by a highly mobilized and vocal Greenpoint-Williamsburg activist community, New York State and New York City reached a landmark agreement to upgrade the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure compliance with environmental laws. The agreement also provides $10 million for community environmental benefit projects — the largest such allocation in state history. This is part of that $10 million… There has […]
Following the news that Trinity Human Service Center’s Food Pantry was facing severe financial challenges, St Nicks Alliance rallied groups and organizers in the neighborhood to organize a benefit to assist this critical community institution. Trinity, now in its 30th year of operation, has been an anchor serving those in our community who are struggling during this tough economic period, providing housing, clothing, and food. This first annual benefit will honor Alison Cordero with the Unsung Hero award.
Yuck! Each year more than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater discharge out of 460 combined sewage overflows (“CSOs”) into the New York Harbor. Although water quality in NYC has improved significantly over the last few decades, many parts of the waterfront and its beaches are still unsafe for recreation after it rains. As little as one-twentieth of an inch of rain can overload our city’s outmoded sewer systems, which combines sewage from buildings with dirty stormwater from streets. This type of pollution imposes steep environmental, human […]
“Some people dream of worthy accomplishments while others stay awake and do them!” – Unknown Volunteer Open House @NAG Office. 110 Kent Ave. 2nd Floor [little brick building surrounded by East River State Park @ N8th] 7-9pm Drop by and learn about the many ways you can volunteer to make change in the neighborhood
No, it’s not NAG’s birthday today. But it is the first day of our newly designed website. We’ve switched platforms, which should allow us to get back to our old posting schedule. And we have a lot to write about – in the coming months, NAG will be helping to bring you both Williamsburg Walks and Taste Williamsburg. We’re already planning our next gala for November, and we’ll probably have a surprise event or two between now and then. Through all that, we’ll also being doing our usual neighborhood activism […]