Monthly Archives: March 2015

NAG’s Lead Outreach & Education Community Event April 16th at McCarren Park Rec Center 1

Did you know that Greenpoint has higher levels of lead in children’s blood than anywhere else in NYC? Did you know Greenpoint & Williamsburg have high levels of lead in soil? Come find out more! Thursday, April 16th 6:30-8:30pm McCarren Park Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room C (776 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, Between Driggs and Bayard) Introduction by Council Member Stephen Levin Presentation by NYC Department of Health’s Nancy Clark, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention and Deborah Nagin, Director of Healthy Homes Program, regarding testing children’s lead levels […]

Taking the Train Should Not Cause Us So Much Pain!

Jessica Podkalicki {**For anyone who wants to come by, vent about the MTA or bridge access, or to help brainstorm ways to take action to better the transportation throughout North Brooklyn, please join NAG at our monthly Transportation Working Group, select Wednesdays at 7 PM at Bushwick Inlet Park Conference Room!**} I have some bad news.  After March 24th, the L train will not be going into Manhattan on late nights or weekends, for months. Most L train goers have probably heard about this news from the few signs posted around […]

NAG announces screening of Domino Effect film and series of neighborhood walking tours 6

On April 1st, NAG is hosting a kickoff event for a series of walking workshops held in the month of April! The evening will include a screening of the Domino Effect and a Q&A with Ryan Kounen, a former NAG employee and extraordinary neighborhood advocate  featured in the film. NAG is working in collaboration with Julia Borowicz and Larissa Begault, an interdisciplinary team from the Parsons Urban Practice Graduate Program, to run these walks. Through these walking workshops we seek to address the common goals of recapturing the waterfront and […]

Where's the Rest of Bushwick Inlet Park?

Where is the rest of “Asthma Alley’s” Bushwick Inlet Park? By Jessica Podkalicki {View of the current BIP building from Kent Ave} {Rendering of the City-Promised BIP} Greenpoint and Williamsburg residents and NAG followers are probably aware by now about all this talk of Bushwick Inlet Park, for which there is a Rally on March 12th, 1pm, at City Hall. Here’s some history on why this is a vital issue for our neighborhood:  In the 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Rezoning, we were promised a 28-acre park.  The addition of this open space was a partial remediation […]

March 12th – Rally for Bushwick Inlet Park!

On Thursday March 12th at 1:00 p.m. there is an important rally on the steps of City Hall to demand that the City follow through on its open space commitments to the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community, and make the promised 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park a reality. It is incredibly important that the City hear from the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community that promises matter, and that Bushwick Inlet Park must be completed as promised. This is going to be a long battle (it already has been a long battle), but this […]