Environmental Health and Justice Community Mapping Project Kickoff Event

 Introduction by Council Member Stephen Levin  Presentation by Mike Schade, local neighborhood environmental advocate & chemical expert, about the former Nuhart Plastic Manufacturing site in Greenpoint. At the Bushwick Inlet Park Meeting Room (Kent Ave at N9th in Williamsburg) Community Input on Community Mapping Project:  NAG is creating an interactive map of toxic “hot spots” in Greenpoint and Williamsburg and putting together a series of educational events.  This project is funded by a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.   Do you have knowledge or questions about a particular […]

Who Will Take the (Cup)Cake?

Is your cupcake the best in North Brooklyn?  Then time is now to throw down your best cupcake and earn bragging rights! Just love to eat them (cuz ya know, who doesn’t?) Come taste some of the best baking Brooklyn has to offer for a good cause–supporting grassroots environmental & social justice activism!  NORTH BROOKLYN TAKES THE CAKE! Join NAG & our friends at the Brooklyn Kitchen on May 18th for this epic cupcake cookoff! 6-9pm. 100 Frost $15 to eat (and drink)/compete Get tickets and register to compete online! This […]

Save the Date: “North Brooklyn Takes the Cake” Cupcake Bakeoff

Is your cupcake the best in North Brooklyn?  Or do you just love to eat them (who doesn’t?) Join NAG and our friends at the Brooklyn Kitchen for a cupcake cook-off! Come to compete or just to eat & drink! Register and/or get tickets online! Categories include Best Overall, Best Presentation, and Best Savory! Judges include Carmen Rodriguez of Brooklyn Cupcake and Councilmember Diana Reyna! Prizes from Brooklyn Slate and more! Beer from Brooklyn Brewery! $15 supports NAG!

Williamsburg Walks is Coming Back to Bedford in June!!

Spring is in full effect in Williamsburg as the days grow longer and warmer. In NAG-land that means we are gearing up for our big annual Summer kickoff– Williamsburg Walks. 2013 dates: Sat June 8th —  Sat June 15th — Sat June 22nd This will be the 6th year where Bedford Ave is transformed into a car-free oasis of neighbors having fun in the sun with art, music, cafe craziness, and pop up parks. We hope to make this year better and bolder than ever  but that means we need […]

Last Weekend to VOTE in Participatory Budget

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members decide how a portion of a public budget will be spent. Councilmember Stephen Levin, who represents the 33rd District, has allocated at least $1 million of his discretionary funding for capital projects to PB. Community members have been working to flesh out ideas generated at a series of neighborhood assemblies in the fall into fundable project proposals. Check out the sample ballot here! Check out projects in Greenpoint/Williamsburg here!! Want to hear more about PB? Check out this interview […]