Monthly Archives: July 2012


Support Guerilla Gardening on the Southside

  This came into the NAG inbox today and i have to admit that it inspired me to vote in an online contest (something i NEVER do). Check it out! Friends, I have had a garden on my South Williamsburg stoop for 24 years. My first planter boxes were old refrigerator shells. Several years ago I got the city to plant 2 Linden trees on my sidewalk through the Million Trees program. The city did a hack job and dug up enormous areas of the concrete leaving vast dirt patches. […]


Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Visioning

We have biked, walked, and driven past the city-owned land under/surrounding the Williamsburg Bridge for years. But on Sunday afternoon, in the beautiful backyard of the Woods, we put our collective heads together and talked about all the wonderful uses our community can imagine for that land as public open space. First  NAG’s co-chair, Ward Dennis gave us a quick introduction to the site and walked us through all the community groups and local pols who support putting  parkspace on that land. Then James Rojas and his fabulous student helpers […]


Rally Tonight in Support of Tenant Rights

Join NAG and our sister community groups as we rally tonight against landlord arson, demolitions, and vacate orders being used to force out long-tern, low income tenants of Williamsburg & Greenpoint. Williamsburg-Greenpoint tenants and community leaders will rally in front of buildings in the epicenter of gentrification in the neighborhood to protest a shocking pattern of arson fires, unauthorized demolitions, and Building Department vacate orders that help voracious landlords remove the remaining residents ot buildings they Want to complete emptying in order to bring in much higher paying young émigrés […]


Williamsburg Bridge Community Planning Session

Together we can turn 4 acres of asphalt into a waterfront park Sunday July 29th   3-430pm   Backyard at the Woods  (48 S4th — btwn Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg Bridge Park is a vision for a new waterfront park for Southside Williamsburg. The City-owned site is on the Williamsburg waterfront between South 5th Street (the Domino Sugar site) and Broadway. This site could be transformed into public park with an 800-foot long waterfront esplanade connecting to the Domino esplanade and Grand Ferry Park to the north, passive open space, and […]