Daily Archives: September 18, 2012

Time to tour the Newtown Creek…

Have you always wondered about that big old oil spill in Greenpoint? Curious what the Superfund status of the Newtown Creek means to you? Looking to learn more about the history environmental activism in the area? Want to understand the crazy important role that the Newtown Creek played in the industrial revolution in America? Well, in October you will have plenty of chances to bike, walk, and talk around the Creek with NAG!! Thanks to the generous support of the Hudson River Foundation, NAG will be leading a series of […]

Participatory Budgeting comes to Greenpoint & Williamsburg!

What would you do with $1 Million? There’s $1 million available in our community for improvements like parks, school repairs, transportation, and more. Best of all — we decide how it will be used! Community members from the 33rd District can propose projects and vote on which ones get included in the City budget. It’s a new way to make decisions about publicly funded projects, and it’s called “Participatory Budgeting”. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public […]