open space


Interactive Workshop: A Citizen’s Guide to NYC Land Use Review

What is ULURP anyway? Ever wondered how the City’s land use review process works? Wanna know who decides what development happens in our neighborhood? How can regular people plug in to that process and make their voices heard? Join NAG, El Puente, & the Center for Urban Pedagogy for an interactive workshop about ULURP, the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and get the answers to these questions and more! Last week during his State of the City speech, Mayor Bloomberg referenced two sites on the North Brooklyn waterfront.  On the […]


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

#9 –NAG is leading the fight to get more open space in the neighborhood.  We need your support to keep bringing the fight to City Hall! NAG’s annual fundraiser is such a fun  celebration.  This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is Biba, the soon to open restaurant space located below our offices at 110 Kent Avenue (North 8th Street – looking onto the East River State Park). It is an evening of food & beverages provided by local […]


Williamsburg Bridge Park Community Visioning

We have biked, walked, and driven past the city-owned land under/surrounding the Williamsburg Bridge for years. But on Sunday afternoon, in the beautiful backyard of the Woods, we put our collective heads together and talked about all the wonderful uses our community can imagine for that land as public open space. First  NAG’s co-chair, Ward Dennis gave us a quick introduction to the site and walked us through all the community groups and local pols who support putting  parkspace on that land. Then James Rojas and his fabulous student helpers […]


Williamsburg Bridge Community Planning Session

Together we can turn 4 acres of asphalt into a waterfront park Sunday July 29th   3-430pm   Backyard at the Woods  (48 S4th — btwn Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg Bridge Park is a vision for a new waterfront park for Southside Williamsburg. The City-owned site is on the Williamsburg waterfront between South 5th Street (the Domino Sugar site) and Broadway. This site could be transformed into public park with an 800-foot long waterfront esplanade connecting to the Domino esplanade and Grand Ferry Park to the north, passive open space, and […]