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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 […]


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Cleaning Up Harte & Co. Plastics

A plan to build luxury condos on the toxin-laden site of a former plastics factory in Greenpoint could kick up pollutants and poison kids attending a planned school nearby, neighbors fear. As we learned at our community event earlier this month, the level of toxicity at the Harte site is frightening. That does not mean that it can’t be cleaned up. We are encouraged that the new owner wants to move forward with the project and take care of the clean up quickly. At the same time, the clean up […]


Unzoning the Rezoning

[The following is a joint post from NAG and GWAPP.] 180 blocks of Greenpoint and Williamsburg were rezoned over 8 years ago to allow for residential development, and during that time a lot has changed in our community. With the recent proposals for modifications to the as-of-right zoning at Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial, there is suddenly a a lot of attention on new development in Greenpoint and the prospect that this waterfront could soon see towers between 20 and 40 stories. We’ve already commented on what we think about […]


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