Open Space


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 […]


March 12th – Rally for Bushwick Inlet Park!

On Thursday March 12th at 1:00 p.m. there is an important rally on the steps of City Hall to demand that the City follow through on its open space commitments to the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community, and make the promised 28-acre Bushwick Inlet Park a reality. It is incredibly important that the City hear from the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community that promises matter, and that Bushwick Inlet Park must be completed as promised. This is going to be a long battle (it already has been a long battle), but this […]


NAG/GWAPP on 77 Commercial Street

At tonight’s Community Board 1 hearing on the proposed transfer air rights from 65 Commercial Street, NAG has joined with GWAPP in issuing the following comments: In the previous ULURP hearing regarding Greenpoint Landing, we highlighted the broken promises and unfulfilled potential of the 2005 Waterfront Rezoning Agreement (WRA) and recommended modifications to that ULURP request that, at very least, guaranteed the delivery of the parks and affordable housing that the community has been waiting 8 years for. In this application regarding 77 Commercial Street the issues for the community […]


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 […]