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Interactive Workshop: A Citizen’s Guide to NYC Land Use Review

What is ULURP anyway? Ever wondered how the City’s land use review process works? Wanna know who decides what development happens in our neighborhood? How can regular people plug in to that process and make their voices heard? Join NAG, El Puente, & the Center for Urban Pedagogy for an interactive workshop about ULURP, the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and get the answers to these questions and more! Last week during his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg referenced two sites on the North Brooklyn waterfront.  On the […]


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 […]


NAG Gala. 10 Reasons You Should Attend

#9 –NAG is leading the fight to get more open space in the neighborhood.  We need your support to keep bringing the fight to City Hall! NAG’s annual fundraiser is such a fun  celebration.  This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is Biba, the soon to open restaurant space located below our offices at 110 Kent Avenue (North 8th Street – looking onto the East River State Park). It is an evening of food & beverages provided by local […]


Join up with NAG to watch the presidential debates!

This Wednesday night is the first of 4 debates in this year’s presidential campaign. Come watch it with your NAG friends @ BLACK RABBIT Wed Oct 3rd — 830-1030pm 91 Greenpoint Ave [btwn Franklin & Manhattan] Domestic Policy Debate with fun quizzes & games & prizes by the fine folks of Black Rabbit and the fabulous guest hosts For each debate — even the Vice Presidential– we will be gathering at a local watering hole and getting our politics on. Whether you are a Dem, a Green Party peep, or […]


Participatory Budgeting Kicks off in Williamsburg

Last Wednesday night, the first Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly in the 33rd District took place at the Taylor-Wythe Houses in South Williamsburg.  About 40 community members discussed ideas for how they would spend $1 million of funding provided by Councilmember Stephen Levin.  Read more about PB here! From now through November, these Neighborhood Assembly meetings will take place all over the 33rd District, shown in the graphic below (via Gotham Gazette).  Anyone who is interested in getting involved  can participate in these public meetings. The assembly  begins with an explanation […]