Monthly Archives: April 2013


Who Will Take the (Cup)Cake?

Is your cupcake the best in North Brooklyn?  Then time is now to throw down your best cupcake and earn bragging rights! Just love to eat them (cuz ya know, who doesn’t?) Come taste some of the best baking Brooklyn has to offer for a good cause–supporting grassroots environmental & social justice activism!  NORTH BROOKLYN TAKES THE CAKE! Join NAG & our friends at the Brooklyn Kitchen on May 18th for this epic cupcake cookoff! 6-9pm. 100 Frost $15 to eat (and drink)/compete Get tickets and register to compete online! This […]


Domino — Thoughts from the NAG Board & Staff…

Just a few short weeks ago, we hosted a community forum on the new proposed development plan for the Domino Sugar Factory property by the current owners, Two Trees. We have been engaged in a lot of thought, a lot of discourse, and a lot of good conversations with forces both in favor and against the new plan.  A lot of people have been asking our opinion and while it is too early to put out an official statement since we tend to do that during the hearings that are […]


Pedestrian Plazas Coming to Broadway

Community Board 1 recently approved a proposal by the Department of Transportation to create a new pedestrian plaza at Broadway and Bedford. The plaza would be located on the little triangle that is created where South 6th Street branches off from Broadway. “This is one of the areas with the least open space in all of Brooklyn,” said board member Jason Otano. “Even though it’s not a patch of grass, it will provide people places to congregate.”


Williamsburg Construction Boom Ruining Babies’ Naps and Walks, Moms Say

This DNA article about the nuisance of ongoing construction in Williasmburg resulted in a fair amount of online snark, but the issue is a real one, and can be illegal. While some disruption is inevitable (and it is impossible to make pile drivers quiet), excess dust, debris and other detritus can be unhealthy and dangerous. This is something that North Brooklyn – Greenpoint and Williasmburg – will have to deal with for some time. In 2005, NAG started a community watchdog project to deal with exactly these type of issues […]


Save the Date: “North Brooklyn Takes the Cake” Cupcake Bakeoff

Is your cupcake the best in North Brooklyn?  Or do you just love to eat them (who doesn’t?) Join NAG and our friends at the Brooklyn Kitchen for a cupcake cook-off! Come to compete or just to eat & drink! Register and/or get tickets online! Categories include Best Overall, Best Presentation, and Best Savory! Judges include Carmen Rodriguez of Brooklyn Cupcake and Councilmember Diana Reyna! Prizes from Brooklyn Slate and more! Beer from Brooklyn Brewery! $15 supports NAG!