Monthly Archives: June 2016

NAG Testifies at NYS DEC Hearing regarding Waste Transfer Stations Regulation

Last week, NAG Board Chair Rita Pasarell and NAG’s Environmental Organizer, Allison Currier, testified before the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation regarding their new Part 360 Regulations for waste transfer stations around New York. Currently here in NYC, all of our waste is taken to transfer stations where it is processed, then sent to landfills or recycling facilities.  These facilities are privately owned and are currently unregulated.  The NYS DEC Part 360 Regulations will take a step in the right direction, by permitting waste transfer stations.  Our issue is within the […]

June 28!! NAG Environmental Happy Hour

Interested in environmental issues? Join your North Brooklyn neighbors for a drink! The talks are ~brief~ so that you’ll have plenty of time to grab a drink and talk directly with the experts and your neighbors. Muchmores bar & venue 2 Havemeyer St (at N9th) in Williamsburg Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-8:30pm (presentations 7:00-7:30pm) This happy hour will be hosted by NAG organizer Jennie Romer (a nationally recognized environmental sustainability expert and founder of and will feature short (5 minute) presentations: – Eadaoin Quinn is the Education Coordinator at Sims Municipal Recycling. Sims […]

Mayor’s Plan to Create Database to Track Rezoning Process…Enough?

In an article published by yesterday, our board member Ward Dennis commented on the importance of public space and affordable housing. Community organizations who focused on rezoning accountability from Mayor Bill De Blasio’s office have spoken out about the city’s plan to create a Database to track rezoning processes.  This bill, Intro 1132, if passed, would “establish an online public database to track the city’s commitments to rezoning neighborhoods”.  It calls for an agency under the mayor’s office to manage the database and produce a yearly report with the […]

Next 2016 Curb Your Litter Cleanup! Sat., June 11

Join the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth to pick up southwest Greenpoint with Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint! Come out to Greenpoint Beer and Ale on Saturday, June 11, 10am to meet your neighbors and make Greenpoint a healthier and cleaner place to live.  All volunteers will get a free lunch as a thank you for their hard work! Let us know we’ll see you there! Learn more about the litter problem in Greenpoint, check out a great map, and see some policy suggestions at the […]