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District 33 Town Hall Recap

Last night, Councilmember Stephen Levin and Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town hall for Council District 33. NAG and North Brooklyn were out in force. A lot of important announcements were made, especially in the realm of parks and open space. Here is a quick recap. The McCarren Park ball fields will get a $6 million rehab (this is in addition to the rehab of the soccer field and track, already slated for next spring). At Bushwick Inlet Park, $9 million has been committed to environmental remediation of the Motiva […]


Farewell, Michelle

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. […]


Dedicated Bike Lanes on the Pulaski Bridge

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.


NAG Gala is On

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.


Cancelled: Newtown Creek Bike Tour

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.