affordable housing


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Loft Board to Discuss Rules…

The Loft Board published a set of seven rules in May for which they held a series of 3 public hearings to hear public comment during the second half  of July. We Spoke They Listened DID THEY HEAR US? Tune in to the Loft Board meeting (and final public hearing) tomorrow, Thursday August 2nd as they deliberate on all these important rules after listening to the Loft community’s testimonies and reading written submissions. Loft Board Meeting & Public Hearing. 2pm. 22 Reade — City Planning Building In case you missed […]


Rally Tonight in Support of Tenant Rights

Join NAG and our sister community groups as we rally tonight against landlord arson, demolitions, and vacate orders being used to force out long-tern, low income tenants of Williamsburg & Greenpoint. Williamsburg-Greenpoint tenants and community leaders will rally in front of buildings in the epicenter of gentrification in the neighborhood to protest a shocking pattern of arson fires, unauthorized demolitions, and Building Department vacate orders that help voracious landlords remove the remaining residents ot buildings they Want to complete emptying in order to bring in much higher paying young émigrés […]