#9 –NAG is leading the fight to get more open space in the neighborhood.
We need your support to keep bringing the fight to City Hall!
NAG’s annual fundraiser is such a fun celebration. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is Biba, the soon to open restaurant space located below our offices at 110 Kent Avenue (North 8th Street – looking onto the East River State Park). It is an evening of food & beverages provided by local businesses, as well as music and dancing and amazing conversation.
In addition to throwing a great party, NAG works hard at making sure that we get some of that good growth for our neighborhoods, especially that open space that makes life in the city so sustainable. Brooklyn’s Community District 1, which encompasses Williamsburg and Greenpoint, has only 0.6 acres of open space per 1,000 residents. (The median in the City is 1.5 per 1,000). NAG won’t stop fighting until our neighborhood gets the open space it deserves.
When it comes to open space we fight to get promises fulfilled — like those made during the 2005 rezoning; We work to get new open space created—like on the City owned land on the Williamsburg Bridge waterfront. We organize meetings and charettes in order to be sure that everyone’s voice gets heard.
The power of one may seem insignificant at times – however, supporting a cause that you feel passionate about on a local level can only add to the domino effect of positive change in the world. NAG will continue to show up to City Hall, be it for protests on the steps or testifying on behalf of its members inside, until we have an open space ratio we can be proud of. Check out some of our work: Broken Promises Continue Over Bushwick Inlet Park & Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Visioning
Support NAG’s continued work by coming out to celebrate another year of nagging! We really hope that you can join us for this special night. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org