going green


Support Guerilla Gardening on the Southside

  This came into the NAG inbox today and i have to admit that it inspired me to vote in an online contest (something i NEVER do). Check it out! Friends, I have had a garden on my South Williamsburg stoop for 24 years. My first planter boxes were old refrigerator shells. Several years ago I got the city to plant 2 Linden trees on my sidewalk through the Million Trees program. The city did a hack job and dug up enormous areas of the concrete leaving vast dirt patches. […]


Free Sod!!!

We showed you our lawn… Now it’s your turn to show us Your Lawn!!! Bedford Ave is peppered with grassy lawns during Williamsburg Walks, giving all of us a little green space to relax on while enjoying the buzz of our main drag. After the Walks, each week, NAG is giving away our sod from Williamsburg Walks.  First come, first served. If you come and volunteer from 730pm-9pm, helping us fold cafe tables & chairs, get stuff back to the NAG office, and roll up sod, then you get first […]


Get in on a North Brooklyn farm share!

It is that time of year again. Spring is busting out with a little warmth, blossoms are blooming, and pretty soon it will be Summer again… Yeah Summer — that time when our local farmer’s markets are bursting with produce and we no longer have to buy stuff shipped from Florida, California, or beyond… In a neighborhood plagued with high asthma rates and serious truck traffic, NAG loves the idea of reducing carbon footprints, reducing the amount of truck traffic in our food supply, and getting our environmental justice juices […]


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 […]


Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway CB1 planning workshop

Waterfront Greenway Community Workshop Tuesday, October 25th, 7:30-9:30pm Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY Refreshments will be provided Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Community Workshops are entering their third and final round. All community stakeholders –from bikers to peds to drivers to business owners and the like– are invited to participate in this workshop for the Williamsburg & Greenpoint community at which NYC DOT will present the route of the multi-use greenway through our neighborhoods. The final plan will incorporate input from the earlier two rounds of community workshops, which took place […]