open space


Last chance to check out Williamsburg Walks

Come out and play! Today is the final installment of this year’s Williamsburg Walks. Our pedestrian plaza will have lots of grass lawns, cafe seating, and game stations located all along Bedford Ave from Metropolitan Ave to McCarren Park.  Swing by Renegade Craft Fair in East River Park and shop for some of the keenest local goods around and then meet friends fro drinks up on Bedford. Many bars and restaurants will have expanded sidewalk cafes. Swing by the NAG booth at N7th and say hey, shop for a bottle […]


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 […]


We LOVE Our Park!!

Friends of East River State Park sends a big shout out to all the volunteers and supporters who came out for the (wet) I LOVE MY PARK DAY. Filling the ranks of loving volunteers were local neighbors and NAGsters, friends from other boroughs, the Americorps & Stoked teams, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, District Leader Lincoln Restler, and Andrew Bogardt and the rest of the East River State Park staff. Special thanks to William Ho & Olivia Georgia, Town Square, OSA, NAG, People’s Firehouse for giving support. Sweet thanks to sponsor Dunkin […]


NAG Statement on Mayor’s FY2013 Parks Budget

The following is NAG’s statement regarding the Mayor’s FY2013 budget for the Department of Parks, which will be presented before the City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation tomorrow: Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (formerly Neighbors Against Garbage) developed out of our neighborhood’s desire to recapture its waterfront, reduce local environmental hazards, and advocate for public policies promoting healthy mixed-use communities. We advocate with and for the people who live and work in the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. When NAG was founded, North Brooklyn’s waterfront was literally […]