education


Check out the new mural at PS 84, “NurtureNature”

Have you taken the opportunity to explore and discover the amazing new mural by El Puente in the neighborhood? We joined El Puente a few weeks ago when they dedicated their latest community mural, “NurtureNature”. Located on the corner of Berry & S 1st,  it was created by Los Muralistas de El Puente in collaboration with students, parents, and teachers from PS84 Jose de Diego Elementary School. The mural is absolutely amazing in its color and detail, as it integrates themes of the environment and the diverse cultural community of the Southside of […]


Time to tour the Newtown Creek…

Have you always wondered about that big old oil spill in Greenpoint? Curious what the Superfund status of the Newtown Creek means to you? Looking to learn more about the history environmental activism in the area? Want to understand the crazy important role that the Newtown Creek played in the industrial revolution in America? Well, in October you will have plenty of chances to bike, walk, and talk around the Creek with NAG!! Thanks to the generous support of the Hudson River Foundation, NAG will be leading a series of […]


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 […]


Week in Review

Here’s a recap of the week that was in North Brooklyn: Marty Markowitz and GZA announce the 2012 Northside Festival. At I.S. 318 Eugenio Maria de Hostos, the cool kids are national chess champions – the first middle school to ever win the United States Chess Federation’s high school championship. [NYT] WAGPOPS – Williamsburg and Greenpoint Parents for Our Public Schools – is stepping up their fight against charter schools co-locating in North Brooklyn. [Greenpoint News] Whole Foods on the Northside will soon be joined by more retail and a […]


What is the State of the Neighborhood?

Town Hall Meeting Thurs Feb 2, 2012. 7-9pm 160 N 5th — Holy Ghost Ukranian Church Neighborhood Forum Sat Feb 4, 2012. 12-4pm 110 Kent Ave [@N8th] Ground floor of NAG office bldg. If you could give the neighborhood a grade,what would it be? Join new and long-time community members as we discuss the crucial issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, things like affordable housing, tenant rights, homelessness, transportation, safe streets, public schools, development and city infrastructure, open space, parks, and environmental justice. NAG will be presenting a Community Report Card […]