planning


Grassroot Garden Project: 61 Franklin St Community Garden

 Thanks to a lot of legwork by the fab folks at 596 Acres and our hardworking CM  Stephen Levin, an empty lot owned by the City could become Greenpoint’s newest green space. Very exciting right!! Want to get involved? Of course you do. Well, mark this Saturday down in your calendar for some serious brainstorming fun. Community Outreach Meeting Good Yoga    2pm   Sat March 2nd Check the FB event here!! All are welcome; green thumbs not required;) Help make this space what the community wants it to be! Band […]


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 […]


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 […]


Beers at the Office – Cheers to Volunteering in ’13

Been looking for a good way to volunteer in the neighborhood? Always wanted to understand how to address a problem in the Williamsburg & Greenpoint neighborhoods?  You can learn to do both when you join NAG for our first ” Beers at the Office” in 2013. We will be gathering at –-you guessed it–- our office to talk about some of the wonderful ways to volunteer with NAG and make a difference on your street.  Come learn more about what NAG does and collaborate, conspire, and commiserate with your friends and […]


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 […]