Monthly Archives: August 2013


Wednesday: 34th Council District Community Forum on Transportation

The Democratic Primary election is coming up on September 10!  What can our next Councilmember in the 34th District do to address transportation issues facing our community? Hear from the candidates tonight at a community forum hosted by Transportation Alternatives, NAG, El Puente, Riders Alliance, Right Rides, and GWAPP. All of the candidates for the 34th Council District seat have been invited to this event: Vito Lopez, Antonio Reynoso, Gladys Santiago and Humberto Soto. When: Wednesday, August 28, 6:30pm Where: Bird River Studios, 343 Grand St., Williamsburg Note: NAG does […]


Tonight: Community Forum on Public Safety and Self-Defense Workshop

Recently there has been an increase in certain types of crime in the 94th Precinct (which covers Greenpoint and Williamsburg north of Metropolitan Avenue). Tonight, the 94th Precinct, Councilmember Stephen Levin and Assemblymember Joseph Lentol host a forum on public safety.  The 94th Precinct will be on hand to answer questions about recent crime events in the neighborhood and to address how to prevent future crimes.  After the meeting, the Center for Anti-Violence Education will hold a self-defense/sexual assault prevention workshop. Tuesday, August 27, 6:00pm Polish Slavic Center, 176 Java Street, Greenpoint


NAG/GWAPP on 77 Commercial Street

At tonight’s Community Board 1 hearing on the proposed transfer air rights from 65 Commercial Street, NAG has joined with GWAPP in issuing the following comments: In the previous ULURP hearing regarding Greenpoint Landing, we highlighted the broken promises and unfulfilled potential of the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning Agreement (WRA) and recommended modifications to that ULURP request that, at very least, guaranteed the delivery of the parks and affordable housing that the community has been waiting 8 years for. In this application regarding 77 Commercial Street the issues for the community […]


NAG and GWAPP Deliver Testimony on Greenpoint Landing Development

Last night, Community Board 1 held a public hearing on the proposed Greenpoint Landing development.  (The hearing did not cover the entire development, much of which is being planned as-of-right under the 2005 rezoning, but involved the disposition of City property for development of affordable housing and park space.)  Read more about what is, and is not, involved in this review process on GWAPP’s blog).  NAG and GWAPP submitted the following joint testimony: Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) Testimony on Proposed […]