public safety


NAG Action: Plugging into the Community Board

Notes from the March CB#1 Transportation Committee Meeting Last night was an action-packed Transportation Committee meeting. The meeting was held at the local CB offices on Graham Avenue with 3 CB members (Wilfredo F, Karen N, & Ryan K) and 1 staff member (Marie) in attendance. With so many items on the agenda, the meeting was fast-paced and got down to business from the get-go. The first item was a presentation from MTA on the new bus route through the Navy Yard. It is technically not a “new” route but an […]


NAG Action: CB Speak UP!!

Have you ever been so fired up about a neighborhood issue that you have spent hours ranting about it , either online or over drinks with friends? Well, this is your chance to speak out for 2 minutes about a neighborhood issue dear to your heart… In the upcoming months, there will be several public hearings about big developments coming to the neighborhood. As was learned at our ULURP workshop, there are a few select times during process in which the public is given a chance to voice their praise […]


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 […]