Today is kind of a sad day here at NAG. Last Friday was Michelle Rodecker’s last day at NAG, and for the first time in just about forever, she is not in the office today. Michelle and her husband Jim are founding members of NAG. And for the past 23 years, they have been the mainstays of the organization. Jim and Michelle have volunteered at just about every event, action, protest and meeting that NAG has ever held. They were literally there the day that Neighbors Against Garbage was founded in 1994. […]
At last month’s CB1 Transportation Committee meeting, DOT formally presented their plan to bring a dedicated two-way bike lane to the Pulaski Bridge. The proposal, seen here, would remove one lane of traffic to create a two-way bike lane separated from both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The full DOT presentation (in PDF), which outlines the potential impacts of this change (negligible to auto/truck traffic) and the alternatives studied, can be found here. All in all, a very smart solution.
Saturday evening is the NAG Gala – a celebration honoring community engagement and the NAG career of our founding executive director, Peter Gillespie. Obviously, it has been a rough week for a lot of people, and we all have a lot more on our minds, but we hope you can join us, Brooklyn Brewery and local restauranteurs Aurora, Juniper and La Nonna for a much-needed break from all that Sandy has left behind. Tickets are still available here.
Today’s Newtown Creek Bike Tour – cruising the Queen’s side of the creek – has been cancelled due to the weather. Stay tuned for information on a rain (hurricane) date.
Hurricane Sandy is meeting up with a few friends out over the Atlantic, and they are all headed more or less in our direction. Hurricanes have a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver when it comes to NYC (Irene last year, Gloria a couple decades ago), but it is worth remembering that New York is a coastal town and has not always gone unscathed. It is also worth remembering that much of North Brooklyn sits on lowlands, landfill and old waterways. If you live on or near the water, you may […]