local history


NAG Action: How to ULURP!

We had the great pleasure of co-hosting an event with CUP & El Puente–A Citizen’s Guide to Land Use Review. Through this amazing game invented by CUP, we sent a sandwich through the ULURP process. By role playing the process, we educated ourselves on the players and the process, discussed the timeline for developing development, and engaged in a healthy conversation about the community’s voice and ability to make change to developers and politicians plans for our fair city. With insight from planners, educators, organizers, and community members, we discussed […]


NAG Gala. 10 Reasons to Attend…

#7 -You believe in building a stronger community through citizen participation. NAG devotes a lot of our resources to helping the residents of Greenpoint & Williamsburg plug into their local government and create (or call for) real change on their street… NAG’s Annual Neighborhood Gala & Benefit is such fun! We gather together a great bunch of neighborhood activists, advocates, and supporters in one room to celebrate NAG’s grassroot neighborhood activism. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is […]


NAG Gala. 10 Reasons You Should Attend

 #8 — You helped NAG & Peoples Firehouse kickstart our Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center project.  We need your continued support today to ensure that our services and programming remain as dynamic and diverse in our new home tomorrow… NAG’s Annual Neighborhood Gala & Benefit is one of amazingly fun nights when a lot of activists, advocates, and supporters gather in one room to celebrate grassroots neighborhood activism. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is Biba, […]


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 […]


Food & Community! Helping never tasted so good!

We have two exciting ways for you to get involved with food & community this week: Kickstart the Northside Town Hall: Support our project with fellow local civic leader The People’s Firehouse to convert a historic firehouse on Wythe Avenue to a one-of-a-kind center for arts and community services. The Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center is at the tail-end of an impressive fundraising campaign on Kickstarter–but we still need your support to get us over the top of our goal so that we get all of the funds pledged.  We’re […]