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 […]
At last month’s CB1 Transportation Committee meeting, DOT formally presented their plan to bring a dedicated two-way bike lane to the Pulaski Bridge. The proposal, seen here, would remove one lane of traffic to create a two-way bike lane separated from both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The full DOT presentation (in PDF), which outlines the potential impacts of this change (negligible to auto/truck traffic) and the alternatives studied, can be found here. All in all, a very smart solution.
The Democratic Primary election is coming up on September 10! What can our next Councilmember in the 34th District do to address transportation issues facing our community? Hear from the candidates tonight at a community forum hosted by Transportation Alternatives, NAG, El Puente, Riders Alliance, Right Rides, and GWAPP. All of the candidates for the 34th Council District seat have been invited to this event: Vito Lopez, Antonio Reynoso, Gladys Santiago and Humberto Soto. When: Wednesday, August 28, 6:30pm Where: Bird River Studios, 343 Grand St., Williamsburg Note: NAG does […]
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 […]
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 […]