Monthly Archives: March 2011

Important Workshop for Applicants of Newtown Creek Fund

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 […]

Join NAG in honoring Alison Cordero

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.

Get Greener with a Free Rain Barrel

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 […]

Happy Birthday

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 […]