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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 […]


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 […]


Grassroot Garden Project: 61 Franklin St Community Garden

 Thanks to a lot of legwork by the fab folks at 596 Acres and our hardworking CM  Stephen Levin, an empty lot owned by the City could become Greenpoint’s newest green space. Very exciting right!! Want to get involved? Of course you do. Well, mark this Saturday down in your calendar for some serious brainstorming fun. Community Outreach Meeting Good Yoga    2pm   Sat March 2nd Check the FB event here!! All are welcome; green thumbs not required;) Help make this space what the community wants it to be! Band […]


NAG Action: How to ULURP!

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 […]


Know Your Zone

Hurricane Sandy is meeting up with a few friends out over the Atlantic, and they are all headed more or less in our direction. Hurricanes have a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver when it comes to NYC (Irene last year, Gloria a couple decades ago), but it is worth remembering that New York is a coastal town and has not always gone unscathed. It is also worth remembering that much of North Brooklyn sits on lowlands, landfill and old waterways. If you live on or near the water, you may […]