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Program Community Space at Williamsburg Walks 2011

It’s official. (despite the spring rains!) Summer is right around the corner… In less than one month, one of NAG’s favorite ways to celebrate the season of sunny days, sundresses & tank tops, hot dawgs & bbqs, and a vibrant local community is through our neighborhood’s version of the DOT World Class Streets Initiative, Williamsburg Walks. What exactly is Williamsburg Walks? On a grand scale, it is part of the DOT’s Weekend Walks program. On a local level, it is when Bedford Avenue is closed to traffic for a section […]

Community Supported Agriculture in North Brooklyn

Want to support local agriculture in North Brooklyn? Grab a slice of tiramisu from the bake sale at the first ever Gay Ole Opry tonight at Public Assembly. The proceeds from the desserts go to Just Food, the group that helps neighborhoods and farmers organize CSAs. Just Food helped El Puente start the first CSA in the neighborhood. Since 2000 the eat local movement has exploded, with our neighborhood now supporting seven CSA’s! If you love vegetables (or even just want to), joining a neighborhood CSA is a great way […]

What We’re Up To Lately

On Tuesday, July 6, we held our monthly NAG ACTION meeting at the Woods. The subject was “Why Shop Local?” I presented some policy research from the Pratt Center for Community Development. To read the policy brief or download a PDF of the presentation, visit Pratt Center’s Local Retail website. Caitlin Dourmashkin from the Northside Merchants Association discussed local issues, and representatives from the Brooklyn Torch talked about their efforts to start a local currency. We brainstormed ideas for projects to support local retailers — stay tuned for more information […]