Monthly Archives: June 2012

VOTE! Primary Today

Unless you are a local political junkie (or got those robo-calls from Chuck Schumer and Bill Clinton), you may have missed that today is a primary day for Federal elections in NY state. Locally, there are two very important contested elections in our area – the 7th and 8th Congressional districts. Since both districts are heavily Democratic, today’s primary could well decide who wins the seat in November. The 7th district, which runs from Borough Park in the south through South Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, and then takes […]

Last chance to check out Williamsburg Walks

Come out and play! Today is the final installment of this year’s Williamsburg Walks. Our pedestrian plaza will have lots of grass lawns, cafe seating, and game stations located all along Bedford Ave from Metropolitan Ave to McCarren Park.  Swing by Renegade Craft Fair in East River Park and shop for some of the keenest local goods around and then meet friends fro drinks up on Bedford. Many bars and restaurants will have expanded sidewalk cafes. Swing by the NAG booth at N7th and say hey, shop for a bottle […]

Help Pass the Sewage Right to Know Act!

More than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage  and polluted stormwater are dumped into New York City’s waterways each year. This polluted water discharges out of 460 combined sewage overflows (“CSOs”), a system than can be overloaded each time it rains as little as half an inch. Although water quality in New York Harbor and throughout the Hudson River Estuary has improved significantly over the last few decades, many parts of the waterfront and its beaches are still unsafe for recreation after it rains. The main culprit is outmoded sewer systems, which combines sewage from buildings with dirty […]

Free Sod!!!

We showed you our lawn… Now it’s your turn to show us Your Lawn!!! Bedford Ave is peppered with grassy lawns during Williamsburg Walks, giving all of us a little green space to relax on while enjoying the buzz of our main drag. After the Walks, each week, NAG is giving away our sod from Williamsburg Walks.  First come, first served. If you come and volunteer from 730pm-9pm, helping us fold cafe tables & chairs, get stuff back to the NAG office, and roll up sod, then you get first […]

Williamsburg Walks – Week 1

We’re already getting ready for week 2, but the rave reviews for week 1 are still coming in. Here is the Greenpoint Gazette on the first week of Walks. Week 2 will bring even more programming partners, but there will still be plenty of unprogrammed space for people to rethink and enjoy. And again this week, NAG will be giving away sod at the end of the day – stop by Bedford Avenue around 8:00 p.m. to get your grass! We still need volunteers for set up, operations during the […]