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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. […]


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 […]


Got Grass?

Volunteer to set up our pop-up parks and get some sod for a luscious lawn of your own!! Bedford Ave is peppered with grassy lawns during Williamsburg Walks, giving all of us a little green space to relax on while enjoying the buzz of our main drag. At the end of each of the Walks — June 8, June 15 & June 22– NAG gives away the sod from our pop-up parks to volunteers.  That’s right, volunteer for a couple hours and you can create a little lawn magic in your own […]


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 […]


Last Weekend to VOTE in Participatory Budget

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how a portion of a public budget will be spent. Councilmember Stephen Levin, who represents the 33rd District, has allocated at least $1 million of his discretionary funding for capital projects to PB. Community members have been working to flesh out ideas generated at a series of neighborhood assemblies in the fall into fundable project proposals. Check out the sample ballot here! Check out projects in Greenpoint/Williamsburg here!! Want to hear more about PB? Check out this interview […]