Civics


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 […]


Unzoning the Rezoning 1

[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 […]


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 […]