Monthly Archives: November 2011

Safety Advocates Hold Rally For Traffic Justice

Today, Transportation Alternatives announced the launch of an investigation into the NYPD’s traffic crash investigation practices. Joined outside One Police Plaza by the friends and families of dangerous driving victims and concerned New Yorkers, advocates delivered more than 2,650 letters to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, demanding the NYPD hold dangerous drivers accountable. The probe is being launched to shine a light on the Police Department’s failure to recognize traffic violence as a public safety crisis. From 2000 to 2009, more people were killed in traffic than murdered by guns in […]

Monthly NAG Loft Tenant Mixer & Meeting

Reminder! Our monthly mixer & meeting for loft tenants is tomorrow. Same great times, but we have moved locations. The Summer was great in the backyard at the Greenpoint Church but these cold months mean we need to move indoors and there just isnt room for us at the church. SO, we have moved to the Southside, thanks to the wonderful folks at The Woods, who have opened up their great space to us. Join our Monthly NAG Loft Mixer & Meeting Last Wednesday of the Month The Woods. 48 […]

No Space for Community Organizing?!?

The bad news is that another arts organization/activist meeting space is being displaced from the neighborhood. (Can you say 240% rent increase!!) Through its various names  —The Change You Want To See, Not An Alternative, No Space—  the gallery/co-working space on Havemeyer has been a laboratory for the cross-pollination of artists, activists, and academics, hosting countless film screenings, artist talks, workshops & trainings, panel discussions, and festivals. The good news is that they have a lease on a new space on the Greenpoint waterfront and are gearing up for another […]

Important Transportation Meeting

After giving thanks for such an amazing and vibrant community that we live in, now is a great time to get involved and attend a community meeting! At CB#1 Transportation Committee meeting, the NYC DOT will be making 2 important presentations. First we will see the final masterplan for the Brooklyn Greenway. Then they will host a discussion on possible locations for the new Bike Share program. Add your important voice to the discussion…

New Kings Democrats Honors Ryan Kuonen!

New Kings Democrats held its True Blue celebration of the Brooklyn reform movement. The highlight of the evening (for us, at least) was the award presented to NAG’s extraordinary organizer, Ryan Kuonen. Ryan was honored for her work on behalf of NAG, the Southside CSA and the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. Joining Ryan on the list of honorees were Bill Lipton, Deputy Director of the Working Families Party and Ana Maria Archila, Oona Chatterjee and Andrew Friedman of Make the Road New York. NAG congratulates Ryan and thanks NKD for making […]