Community Meetings


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 […]


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


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 […]


NAG Action: Plugging into the Community Board

Notes from the March CB#1 Transportation Committee Meeting Last night was an action-packed Transportation Committee meeting. The meeting was held at the local CB offices on Graham Avenue with 3 CB members (Wilfredo F, Karen N, & Ryan K) and 1 staff member (Marie) in attendance. With so many items on the agenda, the meeting was fast-paced and got down to business from the get-go. The first item was a presentation from MTA on the new bus route through the Navy Yard. It is technically not a “new” route but an […]