Affordable Housing & Tenant Rights


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 […]


NAG/GWAPP on 77 Commercial Street

At tonight’s Community Board 1 hearing on the proposed transfer air rights from 65 Commercial Street, NAG has joined with GWAPP in issuing the following comments: In the previous ULURP hearing regarding Greenpoint Landing, we highlighted the broken promises and unfulfilled potential of the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning Agreement (WRA) and recommended modifications to that ULURP request that, at very least, guaranteed the delivery of the parks and affordable housing that the community has been waiting 8 years for. In this application regarding 77 Commercial Street the issues for the community […]


NAG and GWAPP Deliver Testimony on Greenpoint Landing Development

Last night, Community Board 1 held a public hearing on the proposed Greenpoint Landing development.  (The hearing did not cover the entire development, much of which is being planned as-of-right under the 2005 rezoning, but involved the disposition of City property for development of affordable housing and park space.)  Read more about what is, and is not, involved in this review process on GWAPP’s blog).  NAG and GWAPP submitted the following joint testimony: Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) and Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) Testimony on Proposed […]


Domino — Thoughts from the NAG Board & Staff…

Just a few short weeks ago, we hosted a community forum on the new proposed development plan for the Domino Sugar Factory property by the current owners, Two Trees. We have been engaged in a lot of thought, a lot of discourse, and a lot of good conversations with forces both in favor and against the new plan.  A lot of people have been asking our opinion and while it is too early to put out an official statement since we tend to do that during the hearings that are […]


NAG Action: Domino Community Forum

NAG would like to invite you to a community meeting about the proposed new development at the Domino Sugar Factory Domino Community Forum w/ Two Trees Thurs March 14th The Woods – 48 S4th 6-8pm RSVP via FB Event Jed Walentas and the Two Trees team will be walking us through their whole plan, providing you an opportunity to learn about the proposal and get answers to your questions. The proposal is pretty big — with lots of details that involve affordable housing, open space, increased commercial space, bringing back River […]