Monthly Archives: May 2015

Getting the Lead out of Greenpoint

by Jessica Podkalicki Greenpoint and Williamsburg are both very old, amazing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. One of the caveats of older neighborhoods is the outdated infrastructure and landscape of the area. Older buildings, built before 1960, tend to contain lead-based paint. While this type of paint was not nationally banned until 1978, building owners still used this lead-based paint in some of their buildings during the 1960s and 1970s. Greenpoint is notorious for its high blood levels of lead in children. According to the report Lead Poisoning in NYC, by NYC Department of […]

NAG is Looking for Part-Time Interns for the Summer and Fall!

Below is the description of the part-time unpaid summer internships that NAG currently has available. Summary   Small North Brooklyn based civic engagement non‐profit seeks unpaid interns to assist in research and implementation of various environmental projects including a project focusing on aggregating and disseminating data about polluted sites in the Greenpoint‐Williamsburg area, a litter characterization study in Greenpoint, and community engagement regarding a Superfund site in Greenpoint. Focus of Unpaid Internship The intern and the Community Environmental Organizer will discuss NAG’s current projects at the outset of the internship and […]

Join Us This Weekend for NAG's Industrial History Walking Tours

by Kay Real This past weekend’s weather was perfect for NAG’s kickoff industrial history walking tours with Jane’s Walks! Saturday, our board member Emily Gallagher led a wonderful tour through Greenpoint to explore its rich history, beautiful architecture, and not so beautiful environmental legacy. The tour was made even more wonderful with everyone contributing their own personal history and knowledge about the neighborhood. Sunday kicked off the Williamsburg leg of the tour with NAG board member Ward Dennis. Ward shared his extensive knowledge of the neighborhood, and sparked an interesting discussion […]