Open Space


Pedestrian Plazas Coming to Broadway

Community Board 1 recently approved a proposal by the Department of Transportation to create a new pedestrian plaza at Broadway and Bedford. The plaza would be located on the little triangle that is created where South 6th Street branches off from Broadway. “This is one of the areas with the least open space in all of Brooklyn,” said board member Jason Otano. “Even though it’s not a patch of grass, it will provide people places to congregate.”


Williamsburg Walks is Coming Back to Bedford in June!!

Spring is in full effect in Williamsburg as the days grow longer and warmer. In NAG-land that means we are gearing up for our big annual Summer kickoff– Williamsburg Walks. 2013 dates: Sat June 8th —  Sat June 15th — Sat June 22nd This will be the 6th year where Bedford Ave is transformed into a car-free oasis of neighbors having fun in the sun with art, music, cafe craziness, and pop up parks. We hope to make this year better and bolder than ever  but that means we need […]


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 Gala. 10 Reasons to Attend…

#7 -You believe in building a stronger community through citizen participation. NAG devotes a lot of our resources to helping the residents of Greenpoint & Williamsburg plug into their local government and create (or call for) real change on their street… NAG’s Annual Neighborhood Gala & Benefit is such fun! We gather together a great bunch of neighborhood activists, advocates, and supporters in one room to celebrate NAG’s grassroot neighborhood activism. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is […]