We have biked, walked, and driven past the city-owned land under/surrounding the Williamsburg Bridge for years. But on Sunday afternoon, in the beautiful backyard of the Woods, we put our collective heads together and talked about all the wonderful uses our community can imagine for that land as public open space. First NAG’s co-chair, Ward Dennis gave us a quick introduction to the site and walked us through all the community groups and local pols who support putting parkspace on that land. Then James Rojas and his fabulous student helpers […]
The Post reports that one-third of the affordable housing units at the New Domino development will not be guaranteed. Instead, they will be the subject of a non-binding understanding between the city and the developer. I have more on this at brooklyn11211.com.
From the Office of Councilmember Steve Levin: Councilmember Stephen Levin invites you to a town meeting. Topic: Domino Development Date: Wednesday, April 14th 2010 Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: Pierogi Boiler 191 North 14th Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Berry and Wythe) Join Councilman Levin for a lively discussion on the future of this site. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Hope Reichbach or Arisleyda Dilone at 718.875.5200
Last night, Community Board 1 voted “No with modifications” on Community Preservation Corporation’s proposed redevelopment plan for the Domino Sugar site in South Williamsburg. Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (formerly Neighbors Against Garbage) is a volunteer-based community planning and environmental justice organization that has been performing grassroots organizing, advocacy and outreach/education to the North Brooklyn waterfront community of Williamsburg/Greenpoint since 1994. NAG supports the ULURP committee’s recommendation of “NO with MODIFICATIONS”. We do not believe that this plan, as it currently exists, is sustainable or can be considered good growth. […]