Monthly Archives: June 2011

NAG Recieves CCNYC Grant for Bridge Park Advocacy

Over the years, NAG has been one of North Brooklyn’s leading voices for environmental justice and public access to the waterfront. For many years now we have been talking about creating a public waterfront park on the City-owned property below the Williamsburg Bridge. Just as DUMBO and Fulton Ferry have great waterfront open spaces, we think that Williamsburg deserves the same. A waterfront park at the Williamsburg Bridge would provide much needed open space for residents of the Southside, a part of community that is particularly underserved in terms of […]

July 5th NAG Action: Government in NYC, the cocktail crawl

For the month of July, NAG Action is going to tackle the tall topic of government in NYC. Cap off your 4th of July celebrations with a night learning about NYC citizenship. Confused about how government in NYC works and, more importantly, effects you in North Brooklyn? Come grab a drink with NAG while we untangle the myriad of institutions that effect our daily life.  We will be cocktail crawling from Greenpoint to the Southside, visiting four of our favorite watering holes, grabbing a stiff cold one or two while […]

NAG – One of Many Reasons Why Brooklyn Lives Up to the Hype

#25 NAG: Speaking of gentrification, there’s a cliched stereotype of the Williamsburg resident as self-serving hipster obsessed only with fashion and music. They do exist, but they’re not the only ones. Look no further than the dedicated group Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, which has made it its mission to make sure the waterfront area grows into a stable, healthy, mixed-use community, not just an exclusive condo playground for the arriviste gentry. Williamsburg Walks? We’ve got NAG to thank for that. Thanks, Gothamist!

DRINK Williamsburg!

Please do come out tonight for DRINK Williamsburg! This is a massively cool event being sponsored by our sister, the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. The highlights include: -“Sips” of signature cocktails from the neighborhood’s best bars (like Dram, The Drink, Maison Premiere, The Richardson, Rabbithole, Manhattan Inn, Brooklyn Winery… the list continues!) -An Iron Bartender contest -Music provided by Brooklyn-based trio Djangos & Tangos and the legendary Greenpoint DJ Ron Like Hell -Snacks from Nita Nita, Urban Rustic/Lodge, Fat Goose, Fornino, Adamba Imports, Brooklyn Brine and Brooklyn […]

North Brooklyn Trivia Challenge Recap

Tuesday night marked our first ever NAG North Brooklyn Trivia Night, and it’s safe to say it was a big success.  Six teams competed for the coveted surprise prize, four tickets to the new Nighthawk Cinema.   It was a close game, with several switch ups in the leaderboard throughout the evening, but ultimately, the Unofficial Ladies Community Auxilary Board One team were determined the champs.   Here’s a picture of the winning team disputing a question by a fierce challenger, The Greenpoint Hot Karls: Thanks to the teams and observers alike […]