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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 […]

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 […]

Help Pass the Sewage Right to Know Act!

More than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage  and polluted stormwater are dumped into New York City’s waterways each year. This polluted water discharges out of 460 combined sewage overflows (“CSOs”), a system than can be overloaded each time it rains as little as half an inch. Although water quality in New York Harbor and throughout the Hudson River Estuary has improved significantly over the last few decades, many parts of the waterfront and its beaches are still unsafe for recreation after it rains. The main culprit is outmoded sewer systems, which combines sewage from buildings with dirty […]

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 […]

Important Workshop for Applicants of Newtown Creek Fund

The Hudson River Foundation is administering $1 million dollars from the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Project (EBP).  What’s that you ask? Back in 2008, after decades of work by a highly mobilized and vocal Greenpoint-Williamsburg activist community,  New York State and New York City reached a landmark agreement to upgrade the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure compliance with environmental laws. The agreement also provides $10 million for community environmental benefit projects — the largest such allocation in state history. This is part of that $10 million… There has […]