Have you ever been so fired up about a neighborhood issue that you have spent hours ranting about it , either online or over drinks with friends? Well, this is your chance to speak out for 2 minutes about a neighborhood issue dear to your heart… In the upcoming months, there will be several public hearings about big developments coming to the neighborhood. As was learned at our ULURP workshop, there are a few select times during process in which the public is given a chance to voice their praise […]
We had the great pleasure of co-hosting an event with CUP & El Puente–A Citizen’s Guide to Land Use Review. Through this amazing game invented by CUP, we sent a sandwich through the ULURP process. By role playing the process, we educated ourselves on the players and the process, discussed the timeline for developing development, and engaged in a healthy conversation about the community’s voice and ability to make change to developers and politicians plans for our fair city. With insight from planners, educators, organizers, and community members, we discussed […]
What is ULURP anyway? Ever wondered how the City’s land use review process works? Wanna know who decides what development happens in our neighborhood? How can regular people plug in to that process and make their voices heard? Join NAG, El Puente, & the Center for Urban Pedagogy for an interactive workshop about ULURP, the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and get the answers to these questions and more! Last week during his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg referenced two sites on the North Brooklyn waterfront. On the […]
Been looking for a good way to volunteer in the neighborhood? Always wanted to understand how to address a problem in the Williamsburg & Greenpoint neighborhoods? You can learn to do both when you join NAG for our first ” Beers at the Office” in 2013. We will be gathering at –-you guessed it–- our office to talk about some of the wonderful ways to volunteer with NAG and make a difference on your street. Come learn more about what NAG does and collaborate, conspire, and commiserate with your friends and […]
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.